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Copyright: Riccardo Braggio (ricky) Silver Note Writer [C: 1 W: 1 N: 12] (93)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-06
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D70, Tamron SP 90mm 1:2.8 Di - Macro 1/1
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-06-07 4:57
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This is a small baby of magpie that falt from a tree in my garden.
I'm feeding him and other two bother. Believe my is an hard job.
They heat 24 hours a day. Continuosly. But it is also a great sactisfaction.
I hope that they will survive (now is already the fourth day that I'm feeding them).
The big problem I will have will be when time will come that I will have to teach them how to fly !!!!!
I will apreciate your suggestions ! Please ....


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Weird photo and very interesting post!
The shot is very interesting though unusuall.
Nice story about the little ones - it's great that you want to help them.
I'm sorry, but I have no idea how learn the birds to fly.
I like this post very much.
Well done!

Riccardo, I am afraid I cant make any suggestion, but encourage you to have pacience. You have a nice heart!
Looking at this picture I really feel I am his mother and I have just arived to the nest :-)
Thanks for sharing, and hope to see some follow ups of this little beauties. TFS.

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  • naki Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 382 W: 27 N: 5] (40)
  • [2005-06-07 6:18]

Sory Ricardo, but I'm also very ignorant about how to teach a bird to fly. Very interesting and effective Pov. I like it.
Well done.

Certainly a colorful and interesting POV, Riccardo.
My best wishes for what you are trying to accomplish.
I found a baby oriole on my upstairs window ledge many years ago, it was frightened and frozen to a spot in the corner.
After a great period of time, it became evident that it wasn't planning to go anywhere, so I gently lifted it with gloved, and outstretched hands, and then let it fly into the air on its own by removing my hands.
It was hard to do but rewarding when it took off, rather unevenly. Just a suggestion, perhaps not starting too high would be good.
Thank you for sharing your heartwarming story with us. Good luck.

unusual shot, but yuor story its as "Libro Cuore". Good work Photo and story. Good luck.

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  • Nico Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 199 W: 1 N: 335] (1321)
  • [2005-06-07 8:58]

Typical youngster! Screaming and eating. Very good POV. Good one.

He is HUNGRY of course. Very unusual shot and I wish you the best with the bird.

Who said that birds didn't nave teeth ? very nice close-up that allow us to see inside the beak and see these strange pointy things that must help him swallow big chunks of worms or insects...
Good luck with the flying lessons.

Très belle photo.
Belle composition, Bravo !


Excellent close. I am suprise with details.


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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-06-08 4:26]

Excellent Riccardo. Dear little bird. My son raised a baby magpie and had so much fun with him. He was called Marven. He was very tame and loved to get into shiny things and throw them around the room. The local magpies didn't like him, and one day he didn't come home.
He was fed minced meat and breadcrumbs mashed together, often. And when it came time to fly he naturally flew. But the other magpies didn't accept him and would attack him. So good luck with your little bird.

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  • puffy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 289 W: 0 N: 339] (1351)
  • [2005-06-08 6:44]

Hi Riccardo, I think you better start learning how to fly yourself first before you have to teach the young one. :) I am afraid I can't give you any suggestion, byt your photo look great, well captured and good DOF. Well done, TFS

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  • olger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 65 W: 0 N: 138] (744)
  • [2005-06-08 8:44]

Nice Shot! Nice to see those litle teeth in the back of the mouth. Very unuseual composition, i hope you will succeed with feeding them!


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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-09-07 14:55]

Riccardo, this is indeed an excellent photo.

Excellent colors; you managed to capture an excellent moment.

I like sharpness too.

I hope you did great in feeding them.

Ciao Riccardo che bel scatto, bel colore rosso, e spero che questo ora stia volando da solo?


looks hungry

Wow! Great shot. The inside of the mouth is sharply focussed. I also have a picture of a hungry bird, this one looks much more beautiful to me :) . Good diagonal composition and the top view looks excellent. Good colours too. Thanks for sharing.

Hi, the date-taken mentions 2005-06.. so that's a long time now. this is a superb capture, and very innovative! so nice of you to mother them :) i am just curious whether they survived..?

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