Rough from the Start

© Jack Gaskin

Rough from the Start

Gord MacEachern level-classic 7/18/2012 4:10:05 AM

A face that only a mother could love, lol..
Fantastic nature capture and info Jack!! #1475515

Carolyn M. Fletcher level-classic 7/18/2012 4:22:14 AM

Great shot.Sad that they have such short little lives. #10234430

Karen E. Michaels level-classic 7/18/2012 4:30:23 AM

Darwinism..
Excellent study, Jack. #10234439

Tammy M. Anderson level-classic 7/18/2012 4:38:41 AM

Fabulous info and capture. Excellent details. Surely not the most handsome little birds. #10234451

Lynn M. Whitt level-classic 7/18/2012 4:48:03 AM

Fantastic capture of these little ones. #10234461

Bobby Ray Goodman level-classic 7/18/2012 5:14:59 AM

Sure are some cuties my friend.Excellent capture Jack.I agree with Gord,a face only a mother could love!!!!! #10234497

Monnie Ryan level-classic 7/18/2012 5:22:47 AM

Adorable capture - too bad they all can't make it, but such is the nature of things! #10234522

Jeff W. Robinson level-classic 7/18/2012 6:42:55 AM

A great wildlife capture Jack!! #10234635

Stefania Barbier level-classic 7/18/2012 7:00:47 AM

ahwwww!!!! fantastic title for this adorable capture! #10234659

Karen Bacon level-classic 7/18/2012 8:27:31 AM

wonderful wildlife capture Jack! They are Cute!! #10234772

Jill Odice level-classic 7/18/2012 8:47:04 AM

What odd looking little birds :-) A wonderful capture jack! #10234800

Agnes Fegan level-classic 7/18/2012 9:24:43 AM

Super capture. They look how I feel in this heat lol! Happily awaiting the rain too! #10234836

Tiia Vissak level-classic 7/18/2012 10:20:14 AM

a cool scene! #10234889

Ann H. Belus level-classic 7/18/2012 10:25:38 AM

Amazing capture, Jack! How lucky to be able to watch this fantastic part of nature! #10234894

Mike Clime 7/18/2012 10:37:08 AM

Fantastic capture, colors and details, Jack! Have to agree that only their Mother could like those faces! PS - Don't know about the Templar shield as they were more of a cross. #10234914

Jyri Vissak level-classic 7/18/2012 10:50:09 AM

Great shot! Absolutely beautiful. #10234936

Linda M. Walker level-classic 7/18/2012 11:04:46 AM

Very cool....thanks for sharing #10234950

Hendrik Storme 7/18/2012 12:27:25 PM

Wonderful image!!! #10235096

Ann Coates level-classic 7/18/2012 12:36:00 PM

Seems to be tough for all species of birds, you see a mother duck with nine ducklings and a week later she is down to two or three. A gorgeous shot of them Jack. #10235115

Claudia Kuhn level-classic 7/18/2012 2:11:17 PM

What a wonderful close up Jack... they looks so funky at that young age. A harsh reality of the struggles to survive in the world #10235257

Terry Cervi level-classic 7/18/2012 3:11:23 PM

Oh, how cute they are!! What a great shot, Jack! Nicely done! #10235320

John Connolly level-classic 7/18/2012 3:39:13 PM

A perfect title for this sad saga Jack! A wonderful capture of life in the raw! #10235386

Jeffrey R. Bange level-classic 7/18/2012 8:39:40 PM

Great capture Jack, its hard to believe what this little guys turn into. #10235706

Robert K. Bemus level-classic 7/18/2012 11:42:22 PM

Great shot and info, Jack!!

My brother would've kicked me out of the nest if he could've. He grew to be 6'3'' and me only 6'0'' :-)
Lens repair will be about $350-- I guess that's better than the price of a new Canon 600mm... #10235773

Barbara Waldoch level-classic 7/18/2012 11:57:18 PM

Such a rough life and they look so cute! #10235784

Ujjwal Mukherjee level-classic 7/19/2012 1:20:33 AM

What a TERRIFIC find and capture,Jack!! LOVE it!! #10235822

Avril Young level-classic 7/19/2012 1:47:05 AM

outstanding capture Jack...the detail is wonderful...they look rather ugly ;)nature is cruel sometimes.. #10235829

Mary K. Robison level-classic 7/19/2012 8:39:23 AM

Oh, hell, I saw this one and your description after writing about your most recent photograph, Jack. Only the strong survive, indeed... #10236213

Mike F. Anderson level-classic 8/4/2012 11:54:49 AM

Great close-up and detail, Jack! #10262518

Graeme Chow level-classic 8/28/2012 11:01:50 PM

Congratulations ! Jack. Good finalist. #10294615

Kathy Salerni level-classic 8/28/2012 11:30:28 PM

Congratulations on your well deserved Finalist and good luck in the next round, Jack! #10294677

Ann Coates level-classic 8/29/2012 2:50:10 AM

Congratulations Jack, excellent shot. #10294935

Stefania Barbier level-classic 8/29/2012 5:20:46 AM

congratulations on your beautiful finalist!!! #10295368

Leslie J. Morris level-classic 8/29/2012 6:05:44 AM

Congratulations on the finalist Jack! Have enjoyed this series. Good luck in next round. #10295565

Bobby Ray Goodman level-classic 8/29/2012 7:38:42 AM

WTG Jack,Big Congratulations on this beautiful finalist my friend!!! #10295858

Emile Abbott level-classic 8/29/2012 8:20:31 AM

HUGE TEXAS CONGRATULATION ON YOUR FINALIST, JACK. Diamonds in the rough. #10296058

Nancy L. Green level-classic 8/29/2012 9:16:44 AM

No one has ever said nature is kind!!! AMAZING image and story Jack, CONGRATULATIONS!!! <>< #10296339

Nancy Marie Ricketts 8/29/2012 10:35:29 AM

What an awesome capture, Jack! Congratulations, and good luck in the GOLD round! #10296642

John Connolly level-classic 8/29/2012 1:02:05 PM

Congratulations on another finalist award Jack! That lens produces some remarkable work! #10297072

Deborah C. Lewinson level-classic 8/29/2012 2:28:08 PM

Superb image, Jack! Hardy congrats on another wonderful finalist!

Debby #10297323

Agnes Fegan level-classic 8/29/2012 2:57:55 PM

Congrats Jack ... terrific Finalist image! #10297418

Lorna Shutter level-classic 8/29/2012 5:43:22 PM

Woo Hoo!!! CONGRATULATIONS on your Finalist Award for this incredible Wildlife capture, Jack!!!!! Good luck in the next round!!! :)
Wow!!! CONGRATULATIONS on your 2 SUPERB Finalists this month, Kiki!!!!! WTG!!! Good luck in the next round, gf!!! :)
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Lorna Shutter level-classic 8/29/2012 5:44:38 PM

Sorry, Jack! I keep doing this ... copying and pasting too much when I just want the dancer! Please ignore the comment to Kiki! :) #10297904

JO ANN CLEVELAND level-classic 8/29/2012 6:08:58 PM

Congratulations on another outstanding finalist Jack!

jo ann c. #10298000

Patrick Rouzes level-classic 8/29/2012 7:21:41 PM

CONGRATS & good luck, Jack! AMAZING!
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Mike F. Anderson level-classic 8/29/2012 7:41:59 PM

Congratulations Jack, it's a great shot! #10298279

frank w. degenhardt level-classic 8/30/2012 3:25:29 AM

A Nat Geo look. Congratulations on the Finalist my friend. #10298633

Christopher J. Budny level-classic 8/30/2012 8:06:37 AM

Congratulations, Jack! Terrific capture, especially as it no longer exists! #10298998

Ellen Hodges level-classic 8/30/2012 7:55:10 PM

Super duper capture , and huge congrats with this awesome finalist, Jack!!! #10300614

Renee Doyle level-classic 8/31/2012 2:51:23 AM

So very true!! AWESOME capture and excellent finalist! Congratulations Jack! #10300946

Patricia Seidler level-classic 8/31/2012 7:22:47 AM

Congratulations Jack! What a rare capture! #10301347

Derek D. Dafoe 12/3/2012 1:50:45 PM

Congrats buddy on a great shot and finalist! Nice to see your still around on BP!
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Derek D. Dafoe 12/3/2012 1:50:49 PM

Congrats buddy on a great shot and finalist! Nice to see your still around on BP!
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Dawn Miller level-classic 8/23/2014 4:44:09 PM

terrific shot of something few people see! Nice detail! They could be Dr. Seuss birds. #11114597

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Description

D90 Sigma 50-500@500mm F6.3 SS1/2000 ISO800
w/Mono Pod

Taken at the height of the breeding season. The majority of the Gr. Whites nesting around the Gatorland Main Lagoon start w/3 eggs. Not very many see all 3 fledge. The Runt usually gets shut out and starves or is killed outright by its sibling
Sometimes the strongest chick w/simply force the weaker chick(s) out of the nest & they become Gator snacks.
A week after this was taken this nest was down to just ONE BIG STRONG CHICK !!!!
ONLY THE STRONG SURVIVE IN NATURE .

Exif: F Number: 6.3, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/2000 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 800, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 500.00 mm, Model: NIKON D80

Uploaded on 7/18/2012 4:07:50 AM

Made With

Camera: Nikon D90 Digital SLR Camera

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist


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