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Baby Birds

Summer Garden Shoot at Indianapolis Museum of Art.
Trees close to garden had numerious nests easily accessed via step ladder.
Was aggressively attacked by mother thus I departed quickly.
Canon 28-135mm. Entered "Animals" and again 12/06.

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Stefania Barbier
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    oh wow Steven this is amazing!!! HOW DID YOU GET UP THERE????????? spectacular capture!


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11/24/2007 9:40:29 PM

 
Lynn Crawford
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Awsome capture Steven, wonderful color, DOF and composition, thanks for sharing this image and taking the risk of being attacked by that Mama bird :)


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11/25/2007 6:06:40 AM

 
Heather 
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Amazing capture!


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11/25/2007 10:33:21 AM

 
Sandra R. Alvey
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They look hungry... :D

Awesome capture of these little sweeties Steven!


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11/25/2007 11:26:31 AM

 
Jennifer L. Alder
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VERY cute capture, Steven!
Great pov and color-- bummer about the attack-- glad to hear ya made it out alive, lol! :)


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11/25/2007 12:54:36 PM

 
Debbie M. Fleri
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Awesome shot...: )

But you know those moms I bet she is still tick at you...hahaha...: )

Great POV...I can almost hear them chirping...: )


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11/25/2007 4:23:04 PM

 
Deb Koskovich
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Aggressively attacked, LOL -- I wish I had seen that! But seriously, you have a real winner here. I have no doubt we will see this one again, Steven!


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11/25/2007 4:45:17 PM

 
Ellen Hodges
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Unbelievable image! Great job.


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11/25/2007 5:01:50 PM

 
Crystal L. Craig
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Wow Steven, this is absolutely fabulous! What a rare capture and you really outdid yourself going to great lengths to get this! Bravo! Most excellent work :)


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11/25/2007 5:06:56 PM

 
Teresa A. Burnett
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This is an awesome capture Steven. Fantastic detail and clarity, and all while being under attack.


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11/25/2007 8:31:20 PM

 
Heather L. Haderly
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This is truly Awesome Steven!!!


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11/26/2007 6:07:12 PM

 
Barbara Waldoch
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How gorgeous, Steven!


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11/27/2007 2:51:38 AM

 
Cindy Cone
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Wonderful capture, Steven!


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11/27/2007 5:25:39 AM

 
Jennifer A. Lambert
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What a GREAT Capture Steven !! I got a few snaps of some babies in a nest in my laundry room earlier this year....I got attacked every load I washed until finally one morning they were all out of the nest and flying and then gone the next day, can't wait until next year to see if I get some better shots...LIKE YOURS HERE! Fantastic...
Blessings, Jenny


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11/27/2007 6:04:12 AM

 
Melissa Olsen
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OMG Steven!!! This is awesome!


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11/27/2007 7:01:56 AM

 
Nancy (Peaches) Harker
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LMAO Steven, glad you made it out ok.
AWSOME capture, just way to cute.
I wasn't lucky enogh to get baby birds this year, maybe next. I know about getting attacked though, have a red winged blackbird that always dive bomb me at the pond LOL!


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11/28/2007 12:46:32 PM

 
William Moore
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what a fantastic pov shot...terrific


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11/29/2007 9:52:36 AM

 
Dianna Hauf
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chuckle...Steven, I am so glad you survived this photo opportunity enough to share it with us! Fantastic capture....just fantastic!


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11/29/2007 5:35:09 PM

 
Christopher G. Jamison
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lol...well at least your risks paid off! what a great shot!


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12/3/2007 11:15:08 AM

 
Alex T. Mizuno
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If you fed them, you wouldn't be attacked by the mommy bird :) Great image, Steven! Love the angle and the composition. Quite unique. Daring shot!


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12/5/2007 7:24:42 PM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Amazing capture of this young family with incredible detail, fantastic composition and great lighting, Steven!!


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12/15/2007 8:24:03 AM

 
kurt Anderson
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Two thumbs way up!!!


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12/15/2007 8:51:15 AM

 
Sam Britt
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Fantastic capture, Steven!


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12/15/2007 8:58:42 AM

 
Lisa J. Boulden
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Great shot, Steven!
--Lisa


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12/20/2007 3:20:21 AM

 
Cindy Bendush
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Terrific nature capture Steve! Got battle wounds? :-P


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12/22/2007 12:18:15 AM

 
Judy A. Lawhon
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Excellent capture of these little birds...amazing detail and clarity, Steve. I live in Indianapolis and I love the Art MUseum....never saw any baby birds....I'll have to look closer.


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1/1/2008 12:29:12 PM

 
Mitch Spence
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Gosh, this is nice. I find myself wondering where you found the stepladder. I'll always remember the blue jay mom that darned near killed herself diving at my cat in the window, thinking she was somehow a threat, way there inside the house. So I understand about retreating from mom birds.


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1/1/2008 12:57:14 PM

 
Chris Ebben
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How lucky to get this wonderful shot. I've never been lucky enought to find a nest that's still beng used. Good work=^..^=


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1/1/2008 7:58:44 PM

 
Laurie Daily
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How perfect, Steven! We have lots of nests, but none that have human access. What a beautiful, uplifting image in the midst of all this winter!


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1/2/2008 4:05:39 AM

 
Cindy Wong
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What a beautiful Capture! I love your composition and detail. Excellent, Steven!


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1/4/2008 10:18:35 PM

 
Gail Vitikacs
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Such a wonderful discovery! Thank you for sharing this beauty!


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1/7/2008 3:35:08 PM

 

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This is such a great shot, Steven. It looks like those little birds thought you were their mommy and opened wide for their lunch.:) Awesome. I really like your gallery -- all the color and the eclectic feel to it. Thanks for your kind comment on my In Memory pic. Deb.
Oh, and I've been chased by mommy birds before -- not pleasant. :)


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1/15/2008 9:20:14 AM

 
Jennifer A. Lambert
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You should really enter this in the new contest...it is such a fabulous shot !!! The colors are spectacular and all the baby birds are in unison...I think you could win with this one ! ( As well as many of your other shots ! )
Blessings, Jenny


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1/15/2008 10:28:09 AM

 
Gail R. Schuett
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A very tender photo. Just beautifully done. Gail


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2/7/2008 3:30:06 PM

 
Laura E. Swan
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Had a nice neighbor lady over last night and she and I were looking through galleries of my new BP friends. She especially liked this one. It really is a rare opportunity to climb a ladder and get a shot like this. You hit it at just the right moment. Are you still in band aides?-Laura Swan


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2/13/2008 1:08:31 PM

 
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