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Old Feb 11, 2011, 10:37 AM   #1
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This was taken awhile ago but it came to mind when I saw this challenge.
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Old Feb 11, 2011, 10:42 AM   #2
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A more traditional submission to the challenge. Another shot taken awhile back but came to mind when I saw this challenge. Now I am off to see if I can capture some current pictures for the challenge.

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Old Feb 11, 2011, 10:54 AM   #3
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I can't believe that first pick. Truly amazing. What a capture!
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Old Feb 11, 2011, 12:01 PM   #4
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Love the first image.....point A or Point B?

Looking forward to seeing more.
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Old Feb 11, 2011, 12:59 PM   #5
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Although this is not a common sight, I have seen photos in magazines of blackbirds doing this. I didn't know that there were Red-Wing Blackbirds in northern California.

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Old Feb 11, 2011, 1:49 PM   #6
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#1 looks like he is trying to walk on stilts. Just my odd perspective. Nice shots.
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Thanks everyone. Cal, we have a huge population of Red-wings. I think they come down here to get away from all the wet weather up north.

Walter, I love your perspective. I totally see it now. I don't know why that didn't occur to me before you mentioned it. Thanks
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I like the first one, too. Red-wing blackbirds can be so much fun to watch (last year I watched a couple of them around mating season, it was funny). While I didn't get a picture of one doing the splits, I got a few funny ones and had a wonderful time watching. They have these birds in the mountains around Southern California, too. They are supposed to be common, but they are clever at staying out of sight so I don't see them all that much.
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I love the first image. You did well to capture it so perfectly.
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Hi Steve

Both great shots. The first one is a truly amazing 'nature is this like?' photo moment! Well captured! So, did you only get one of this bird, or were there others (in a sequence?) Ha ha... birds CAN do the splits! (I can't).

The second photo I also like. Perhaps if you had a bit more angle (ie if you were a bit higher) it might have accentuated the road, or if you were lower and closer to the line, that would have been the emphasis. As it is, it's a nice balance.

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