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What Wet Paint??
  What Wet Paint??
What Wet Paint??

Something was wrong but he couldn't quite put his...ummmm...claw on it. :)

(While driving along a rural TX road, we watched a ranch hand spray paint metal poles surrounding the ranch didn't take long for this curious "mocker" to land and take a closer look - with a case of sticky black feet as the end result.

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Agnes Fegan
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    I hope he found a pond of water after this! Really cute capture!

9/25/2012 5:40:44 AM

Monnie Ryan
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Fantastic capture, Val - now all his friends will wonder where he got the cool black feet!

9/25/2012 5:57:55 AM

Don Christiana
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Great capture Val. I have a few of these curious birds chatting and following we around the yard all the time. However, they are not friendly to our neighbors cat.

9/25/2012 6:20:16 AM

Bobby Ray Goodman
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Beautiful capture Valarie.Wonderful image!!!

9/25/2012 7:44:05 AM

Emile Abbott
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Nice timing Val to get that eye contact. Fantastic detail and focus and stands out against than wonderful BG.

9/25/2012 8:44:15 AM

Dayna Cain
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Perfect timing Val! Love the comp and that background color is perfect.

9/25/2012 10:35:53 AM

Tammy M. Anderson
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Love the story, title and capture, Val Just perfect!

9/25/2012 10:58:22 AM

Karen Bacon
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Excellent in every way Val!

9/25/2012 3:09:14 PM

Kathy Salerni
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Wowzzzaaaaa!! Stunning capture of this Mocker, Val! Astonishing detail, comp and a perfect clean green background! I could listen to the songs of the mockingbird all day! One of my fav birds!

9/25/2012 8:17:07 PM

Sabrina Ryan
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Too funny, Wonderful find and capture Val!

9/26/2012 6:50:50 AM

Tammy Espino
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He looks puzzled! :) Great capture!

9/26/2012 5:29:49 PM

Julianne Bradford
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This is terrific Val! He looks like he can't quite figure out what is going on..beautifully captured!!

9/27/2012 4:22:53 PM

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What a beauty. This little guy looks so proud and determined. Fantastic catch, Val.

9/28/2012 1:15:52 PM

Ann H. Belus
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Hmmm....even birds can show an expression of discern??? Very well captured at just the right moment, Val!

9/28/2012 2:03:38 PM

Nina Shields
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Val, great story telling image with a fun story! Love this guy's attitude; terrific eye and timing on your part!

9/28/2012 2:24:43 PM

Debbie Bray
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Hello Miss Val! What a wonderful little story, and an extremely superb capture too!! Half a second later, and you would have missed that wonderful little turn of his head, his expression that tells the story! Lovely work!!

9/28/2012 2:30:07 PM

Nadia Paul
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Wonderful timing Val - he has posed beautifully for you - gorgeous capture!

9/28/2012 9:48:52 PM

Terry Cervi
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Hi Ms.V! What a cute story and photo to go with it! Perfect timing to catch him in this awkward spot. Hope it dried quickly for him. LOL.

9/29/2012 6:04:54 AM

Reynaldo D. Reyes
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This is is so beautiful Val with remarkable composition, expressive pose from this bird and the gorgeous background. It's going to be an award winner for sure. So crisp and so very well done. Excellent work as always.

9/29/2012 10:25:01 PM

Mary Dimitriw
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Perfect timing, perfectly composed!! How do you have such luck Ms. Val??

9/30/2012 3:53:30 AM

Thomas E. Hinds
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Beautiofully composed and rendered! Love the look, the detail, and the bg! Great color, too! Wonderful work, Val!

10/1/2012 5:48:15 PM

Rona L. Schwarz
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Marvelous capture of this bird (that is new to me), Val! Beautifully composed, he is so striking against the green background. Do you know that the first thing I thought of after reading this story was "I hope he doesn't get sick from trying to get the paint off his feet", but I guess there is little chance of that, LOL!

10/1/2012 9:31:39 PM

Julie Burnett
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Love that expression, Val! Fantastic timing, clarity, background - I could go on and on!! :)

10/3/2012 6:01:52 AM

Ujjwal Mukherjee
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Excellent clarity and capture,Val! Love the presentation!!

10/6/2012 12:16:23 AM

Patrick Rouzes
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Superb clarity, tones, colors, detail, dof & comp here,Val! Good luck, my friend!

10/9/2012 6:52:41 PM

Patrick Rouzes
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Superb clarity, tones, colors, detail, dof & comp here,Val! Good luck, my friend!

10/9/2012 6:52:42 PM

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