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A young juvenile northern mockingbird tests its wings while performing a balancing act on a strand of barbed wire at the Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National ...
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A young juvenile northern mockingbird tests its wings while performing a balancing act on a strand of barbed wire at the Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge in California. Mockingbirds are song birds but act more like birds of prey, watching from high perches for insects, rodents, lizards and even small birds. They often impale dead insects on thorns or barbed wire, which has earned them the nickname "butcher bird".
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trainwoman PRO+
trainwoman April 23, 2017
This is awesome and I love the included lady bug....perhaps a meal???
DutchTouch PRO+
DutchTouch April 23, 2017
Fantastic image Nina!
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sweetpea72 April 23, 2017
WOW!! シ
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Pamelabole April 24, 2017
Beautiful!!!....amazing detail and clarity in the eyes and wing feathers!! : )
Zilyram April 24, 2017
sue-zon PRO
sue-zon April 25, 2017
Magnificent (once again), Nina! I love "mockers," but hope he doesn't eat the Lady Bug (cos I love them, too!).
kathyk_abq April 25, 2017
What an outstanding shot, Nina! Wonderful detail - love that you can see the ladybug! Beautiful edit! :)
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chuckrickman April 28, 2017
Fabulous beyond words.
mihrt May 01, 2017
Stunning capture and of course Edit Nina. I am sure this one will be on the pages of AWAKE !!! Beautiful processing in this composition!
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Bazz May 01, 2017
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carolcardillo May 02, 2017
Like a painting!
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johnboywalton196 May 04, 2017
Incredible image, what a capture.
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mcampi May 06, 2017
Just outstanding , what a crisp and detailed shot. congrats you nailed it. Nice edit too..
adavies PRO
adavies May 06, 2017
This is an incredible capture! Really awesome! :)
deannefortnam PRO+
deannefortnam May 08, 2017
A great edit! lovely image
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KayBrewer May 08, 2017
Great timing! And you with a camera in your hand :) Sorry about the "Peer Award" - as you may notice, I'm going to keep nagging VB about the awards. We've had several "conversations" about it. Everybody should write them!
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Daisy00 May 09, 2017
RavenHawk58 May 10, 2017
What a great capture and photo. Well well done.
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carolyns May 13, 2017
Another fantastic shot Nina! Interesting about them being nicknamed butcher birds. They have a species of magpie-like birds called the butcher bird in Australia. Quite a diff bird but they were named for a similar reason ...getting their name from their habit of hanging captured prey on a hook or in a tree fork, or crevice. ...
JulesB May 16, 2017
Bird on a wire....hope the ladybug takes off in time!! Love the clarity and coloring...amazing editing job too!
AnneDphotography May 19, 2017
stunning , love the edit and tones
Bruz PRO+
Bruz May 20, 2017
Nice!! Detail and edit are perfect.
Hood PRO+
Hood May 21, 2017
Love the DOF and great detail in the subject.
DorisSeybold May 21, 2017
sometimes the tiny little things are the most important for the story. Wonderful composing!!!
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lizziemellis May 22, 2017
Excellent shot well done :-)
onyanita PRO+
onyanita May 31, 2017
awesome capture
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AnitaHogue June 02, 2017
Perfect timing and love all the details! Awesome!
Bazz PRO+
Bazz June 05, 2017
Stunning capture! Thank you for joining my "Single Bird" challenge! Good Luck!
JulieFuller June 28, 2017
Great shot and love the way you edited it!
JDLifeshots July 02, 2017
Awesome capture!
julierikerdant July 04, 2017
John James Audubon would be envious of your bird photo-art, Nina! I am, for sure!!! I had never heard of the nickname of 'Butcher bird'. Love learning tidbits like that!
GigiJim08 PRO+
GigiJim08 July 09, 2017
Perfect action you have captured here Nina!
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Alfredo_Jose November 06, 2017
Fine art!
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mcampi November 07, 2017
Congrats one this wonderful photo winning peoples choice. This is just so cool and I love the lady bug.
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Alwolfe November 10, 2017
Great capture!
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