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Singin in the Rain



Baby bird sitting in my driveway!

Baby bird sitting in my driveway!
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Awards

Contest Finalist in Picturing Other Species Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Anything Animals Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Anything Birds Photo Contest
People's Choice in Rain Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Rain Photo Contest
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Peer Award
Absolute Masterpiece
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Magnificent Capture
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Top Choice
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Outstanding Creativity
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Superb Composition
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All Star
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Top ClassTM

Picturing Other Species Photo ContestTop 10 class
Anything Animals Photo ContestTop 10 class
Anything Animals Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
The Swag ProjectTop 10 class
The Swag ProjectTop 10 class week 1
The Wonders of the World Photo ContestTop 10 class
The Wonders of the World Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Rain In Nature Photo ContestTop 10 class
Rain In Nature Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Rain In Nature Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
ViewBug Photography Awards 2018Top 10 class
ViewBug Photography Awards 2018Top 10 class week 2
ViewBug Photography Awards 2018Top 10 class week 1
My Best Shot Photo Contest Vol 6Top 10 class
My Best Shot Photo Contest Vol 6Top 10 class week 1
Anything Birds Photo ContestTop 10 class
Celebrating Nature Photo Contest Vol 4Top 20 class
Celebrating Nature Photo Contest Vol 4Top 10 class week 3
Celebrating Nature Photo Contest Vol 4Top 10 class week 2
Celebrating Nature Photo Contest Vol 4Top 10 class week 1
Spring Photo Contest 2018Top 10 class
Spring Photo Contest 2018Top 10 class week 1
Cute Baby Animals Photo ContestTop 10 class
Cute Baby Animals Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Rain Photo ContestTop 10 class
Rain Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Once Upon A Time Photo ContestTop 20 class
Once Upon A Time Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
Celebrating Nature Photo Contest Vol 3Top 30 class
Celebrating Nature Photo Contest Vol 3Top 20 class week 2
Celebrating Nature Photo Contest Vol 3Top 20 class week 1
My Best Shot Photo Contest Vol 3Top 10 class
My Best Shot Photo Contest Vol 3Top 10 class week 2
My Best Shot Photo Contest Vol 3Top 10 class week 1
Wildlife Babies Photo ContestTop 10 class
Wildlife Babies Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
Image Of The Month Photo Contest Vol 22Top 10 class
Image Of The Month Photo Contest Vol 22Top 10 class week 2
Image Of The Month Photo Contest Vol 22Top 10 class week 1

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21 Comments | Report
smilersam
 
smilersam May 20, 2017
Magnificent capture!! Love the title :-)
nlhammondphotography PRO+
 
nlhammondphotography May 20, 2017
Thank you!! He was such a cutie!
naturalwanderer
 
naturalwanderer November 25, 2017
Amazing shot! Love this little guy :)
Acadienne PRO
 
Acadienne April 01, 2018
This is an awesome picture. He is not only singing in the rain, I think he is tap dancing too!
kiwidragonfly PRO
 
kiwidragonfly April 02, 2018
This image gave me such a smile.
MaryAnne306 PRO+
 
MaryAnne306 April 02, 2018
What an adorable photo! Great capture. Congratulations on being a finalist!
hardusbenade
 
hardusbenade April 05, 2018
Wow, this is amazing!
Arzhtatiana PRO
 
Arzhtatiana April 14, 2018
Awesome capture!
Safetygal PRO
 
Safetygal April 14, 2018
Incredible shot - I think he's loving the rain! Great motion captured with the raindrops as well. Fantastic job!
elfridoX
 
elfridoX April 17, 2018
O wow ???? such an amazing shot
SuzieQ63
 
SuzieQ63 April 17, 2018
Oh poor wee mite. Hope he survived. Amazing photo.
belindalong
 
belindalong April 19, 2018
Awesome photo
UnkleFrank PRO+
 
UnkleFrank May 06, 2018
How cute is this!!! My compliments on a well deserved peoples choice award for the Rain Photo contest.
jlappen PRO
 
jlappen May 13, 2018
oh my; how I love this. Wish I had taken it! Great, great job. :-)
DugBug
 
DugBug May 26, 2018
Awesome shot. Very nice, made me smile.
Ibraheem_ALSinjlawi
 
Ibraheem_ALSinjlawi June 09, 2018
Nice one !
nlhammondphotography PRO+
nlhammondphotography June 10, 2018
Thank you!!
joybello PRO+
 
joybello July 15, 2018
How sweet!! What a great capture! I hope the mama bird came to feed her baby!
Alfredo_Jose PRO
 
Alfredo_Jose August 27, 2018
Excellent shot!
WolfEyesPhotography PRO+
 
WolfEyesPhotography November 02, 2018
Adorable capture!!!
Dalecga PRO+
 
Dalecga November 11, 2018
Congratulations for being selected as a runner up on this shot. One of my favourites Nancy. Yayyyyy!
nlhammondphotography PRO+
nlhammondphotography November 12, 2018
Thank you!!
Lockfury
 
Lockfury Jun 18
Great capture. Thank you for the smile.

Behind The Lens

Location
In my driveway. I looked out my front door one day and saw something in my driveway. I wasn’t sure what it was, so I crept closer and closer. When I realized what it was, I scrambled to go back and get my camera, thinking he would be gone when I got back. He wasn’t! I don’t have any big zoom lenses, so I had to get on the ground, a foot away from him and started doing a mini photo shoot with him.
Time
It was an overcast afternoon.
Lighting
I was lucky that it was a cloudy day. Being that it was mid afternoon, I didn’t really worry too much about the lighting that day because it was nice, diffused lighting because of the clouds.
Equipment
I used my Canon 7D with 100mm 2.8 Lens.
Inspiration
This was completely an unplanned shot! When I saw this little guy, I’m thinking straight out of the nest just sitting there chirping away, I knew this was a once in a lifetime shot. The odds of this happening again without a major zoom was slim to none. I had to go for it! I did not touch him, and took my shots and went back in the house. I felt he would not move on and hop away until I left, and didn’t want to scare him.
Editing
The did the normal post processing adjustments for exposure, contrast etc. I loved this shot how it was, but decided to add a rain overlay to give it that extra “something. “
In my camera bag
My camera, 100mm 2.8 and Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM. I always have my remote trigger, extra batteries and a flashlight.
Feedback
Sometimes You may think you can’t possibly have a winning shot because you don’t live in an area that has anything Spectacular in terms of scenery. (Like I did). My advice is to always keep your eyes open to things that are around you. Always be ready to go grab you’re camera, because life has a way of throwing unexpected opportunities and joys right in front of you... when you least expect it!! :)

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