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Feathering Out

Uploaded by: ChrisAnthemum

Sunday April 21, 2013

Westfield, NC (Current Weather Conditions)

Caption: Little bluebirds are now 6 days old and are starting to show feathers. By this time they know I am not mama, and they will not sit up and open their mouths for me. They leave the nest somewhere between 10 and 14 days of age.

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Manufacturer: Canon

Model: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XS

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Exposure Time: 1/320 sec.

FNumber: f/11.0

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ISO Speed Ratings: 400

Shutter speed: 8.38 EV (APEX: 18, 1/331 sec.)

Aperture: 7.00 EV (f/11.3)

Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV

Metering Mode: Pattern

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Exposure Mode: Auto exposure

White Balance: Auto white balance

Scene Capture Type: Standard

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5. ChrisAnthemum
12:19 PM GMT on April 27, 2013
Thanks for visiting and commenting, Becky!
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4. Becky1
10:21 AM GMT on April 27, 2013
You have been so blessed to be a part of this. Thank you for sharing
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3. ChrisAnthemum
2:28 PM GMT on April 22, 2013
Here is a photo of one of the little bluebirds that fledged from the same box on July 9, 2010:

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2. ChrisAnthemum
2:20 PM GMT on April 22, 2013
Thanks, Karen; I'll do the best I can, but so far I am having to pull the nest out of the box momentarily in order to get decent lighting and focus on these little birds. As they grow bigger, the danger of their taking alarm and leaping out of the nest grows too, so my opportunities will grow less, unless I am lucky enough to be able to spot them as they leave naturally. I did that a couple of summers ago, but last year they deserted so quickly I never got the chance.
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1. tazphotogal
1:42 PM GMT on April 22, 2013
Awwh. They are so precious. Thank you Kathy for showing us those pretty babies. I just love baby birds, they go from so ugly, to so cute and fluffy. Keep us up to date, cannot wait to see them with all the feathers before they leave the nest. :0) Karen
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ChrisAnthemum

Wife, mother, grandmother, gardener, naturalist, writer, artist, crafter, homeschooler, owner and occasional breeder of registered Shetland Sheepdogs, and a child of the King. Rank amateur at most of these. Live in Westfield, NC, near the western mountains.Some of my photos are now available for sale from Fine Art America. Please check the website: http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/kathryn-meyer.h tml only join the html -- for some reason this site won't let me do it. Clicking on my website below leads to FAA's main page, but you can access my gallery there by putting my name Kathryn Meyer in the search box.

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