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Postby PietFrancke » Wed Jul 12, 2017 12:44 am

I see this dragonfly almost every day
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father cardinal is ignoring his offspring but soon turns around and brings some seed
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Postby PietFrancke » Wed Jul 12, 2017 12:46 am

we have three pilated woodpeckers that are starting to get used to me
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and the mourning dove is much more beautiful than I expected
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Postby Duck » Wed Jul 12, 2017 1:42 am

Cool shots. I find the last one (butt in the face) rather hilarious. A variation of "talk to the hand."
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Postby PietFrancke » Wed Jul 12, 2017 2:19 am

Duck wrote:Cool shots. I find the last one (butt in the face) rather hilarious. A variation of "talk to the hand."

LOL - thanks for looking and commenting Duck. I had about five shots of the two of them, including the feeding shot which was not that good. I chose the one I did simply for the absurdity of it, the juvenile birds want their food and I'm sure the parents get sick of it after a while.

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Postby Duck » Wed Jul 12, 2017 3:02 am

PietFrancke wrote:[...] the juvenile birds want their food and I'm sure the parents get sick of it after a while.

Gee, sounds like when my kids (and now my grandkids) were young. I guess even different species share similar quandaries.
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Postby LindaShorey » Wed Jul 12, 2017 1:01 pm

Super-cool critter series, Piet. Are you positive of the juvenile cardinal ID? Looks nothing like photos and real life I've seen. Maybe adopted? :)
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Postby Psjunkie » Wed Jul 12, 2017 1:08 pm

Enjoyable series Piet...

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Postby minniev » Wed Jul 12, 2017 3:39 pm

PietFrancke wrote:I see this dragonfly almost every dayhunter1.jpg
hunter2.jpg

father cardinal is ignoring his offspring but soon turns around and brings some seed
cards.jpg

Nice series Piet, proving interesting subjects are available right in our arm's reach. They're all nice, but I like the dragonflies because they are in your signature Piet-dark-drama style and that's a unique look for dragonflies - we all tend to want to make them bright and shiny.
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Postby PietFrancke » Wed Jul 12, 2017 4:25 pm

thank you Duck, Linda, Minnie,

Linda, I do not know, other than that the male cardinal has definitely been feeding it. I also thought that it looked different, perhaps it is a cow bird or otherwise randomly adopted.

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Postby Charles Haacker » Wed Jul 12, 2017 5:04 pm

Just a truly beautiful series, Piet! I especially love the deeply saturated colors. :thumbup:

Edit: I looked it up, took only a few seconds. That IS a cowbird chick! http://education.stonehill.edu/fieldgui ... owbird.htm If you scroll down you will see a picture of a chick with a male cardinal! Cheeky dang cowbirds!
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