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kat
12-04-2010, 01:03 PM
We had frost this morning so I rushed out to shoot in the yard..leaves (which may be posted later..lol). I saw this little bird and wondered how close I could get as I don't have a lens to get me far. At a foot away..he stayed there! So I took some shots and realized..hmm..maybe this little guy is hurt.

I slowly put my hand towards him, petted him and still he wasn't going anywhere. Called my hubby out and after 5 mins of debate decided to try to put the bird out of cats way. I picked it up and just as i was starting to walk it flew to a near by bush. Minutes later, it flew off.

Still not to sure if it is hurt or stunned..still can't believe it didn't even try to peck at me.

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5209/5231540473_7ebbc52fca_b.jpg

kat
12-04-2010, 01:04 PM
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5127/5232132292_4fb76fb030_b.jpg

kat
12-04-2010, 01:05 PM
Monotone or color??

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5282/5231540569_31948037b1_b.jpg http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5204/5231632749_d6f2da581d_b.jpg

Mad Aussie
12-04-2010, 03:02 PM
Colour.

What a great opportunity to get in close. Nice. :)

Iguanasan
12-04-2010, 03:32 PM
Awesome shots. I love how close you got to him. I was trying to shoot a sparrow last week and he took off whenever he sensed the camera turn in his direction. :wall-an: I wonder if this little fellow was just really cold and sleeping with his eyes open? Did he move around at all as you approached?

Colour for me too!

kat
12-04-2010, 04:28 PM
Thanks! Thanks for the input too! He was blinking but nothing more until I picked him up. Even when I pet it it didn't move.

Hillbillygirl
12-04-2010, 10:15 PM
Awesome shots there Kat, and definitely colour for me. Just brings out more detail IMO. Glad you could save him, or could have been cat-bait.

JAS_Photo
12-05-2010, 04:08 AM
Very cool captures! Hope the little fellow does alright!

Wicked Dark
12-05-2010, 09:26 AM
definitely color in that last duo. the richness of the feathers really comes through.

MoinMoin
12-06-2010, 02:14 AM
About your question: For me the monotone one! You did some great near shots!

asnow
12-06-2010, 12:54 PM
Cool you could get that close. Hope he is OK and was just a little sleepy.
Colour one for me.