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Uploaded: 06/27/05 1:38 PM GMT
A Penny For Your Thoughts.
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We were delighted to find this White Cheeked Honeyeater apparently posing for us. I noticed that he got quite agitated when I moved toward one side of the tree. My sweetheart found the reason. There was a chick hiding behind a fallen branch on the ground. We moved back and watched the chick try to fly into the tree. He tried several times, we could see him getting weaker with each try. So I picked him up, he was so small you could make a nest for him from a matchbox tray, I placed him on a branch about shoulder high. Then watched as his parents encouraged him and led him higher into the tree. Within ten minutes we lost sight of them in the dense foliage. The adults grow to about 15 centimetres (6 inches). They feed on nectar and insects. The male will often fly over the ground picking up speed, then go straight up towards the sky calling as he goes until he runs out of flying speed when he becomes silent and flyís back to his perch.

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bjb
06/27/05 2:40 PM GMT
A rare site for me. Great detail in the face. Nice dof blend with pretty blue skies and pastel colors. Quite the story and experience too. ;)
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When you get the choice to sit it out or dance, I hope you dance... Leanne Womack
::verenabloo
06/27/05 4:02 PM GMT
What a lovely birdie! cant imagine being able to have such a close view...its wonderful you were able to watch that whole story unfold...what beauty that little bird has!!
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Going barefoot is the gentlest way of walking, and can symbolize a way of living.It's the feeling of enjoyment beneath our toes...it removes the barrier between us and nature...(AdeleCoombs,Barefoot Dreaming)
::Morwyn
06/27/05 4:15 PM GMT
Beautiful photo..Great bird.. Love the story.. I have only seen these in zoos, thanks..
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stormdancer
06/27/05 7:05 PM GMT
Wow.. great shot.
And what a luck to find such bird and be able to make a shot of it.
well done
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"pleasure in life you get by giving"
::alexis518
06/27/05 7:53 PM GMT
Beautiful detail and the shortened depth of field makes a great abstract background. You always do so well with your bird shots. Glad you were able to help the little one.
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We make a living by what we get; but we make a life by what we give.
trisbert
06/27/05 10:15 PM GMT
Thanks everyone.
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There are three colours, Ten digits and seven notes, its what we do with them thatís important. Ruth Ross
breeze_lc
07/03/05 10:38 PM GMT
Beautiful photo...Love the blurred background and the detail in the bird. Thanks for the story too...makes the photo more interesting!
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littleufo
07/06/05 11:04 AM GMT
nice shot, it's quite amusing.
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trisbert
07/06/05 12:05 AM GMT
Thanks guys.
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There are three colours, Ten digits and seven notes, its what we do with them thatís important. Ruth Ross
dusa1947
06/13/06 3:42 AM GMT
Charming and a pleasing description of the bird and his world.
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&trisbert
06/13/06 6:42 AM GMT
Thank you.
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There are three colours, Ten digits and seven notes, its what we do with them thatís important. Ruth Ross
.gizmo1
01/22/10 5:28 PM GMT
Great sharp photo the detail is outstanding and what a strange looking bird. I think it is great that we can come on this site and see some outstanding photo's and different creature from a round the world. Thank you for sharing.
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::SR21
03/22/10 3:26 PM GMT
Very cool shot and well composed! Thanks for painting the whole picture with your story!! :) Steve
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+trisbert
04/01/10 2:41 PM GMT
Thank you Roger and Steve.
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There are three colours, Ten digits and seven notes, its what we do with them thatís important. Ruth Ross

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