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I watched these young birds from eggs to birth, as you can see, and was planning to keep a photographic record of there life. But unfortunately they were killed by another bird introduced to Australia in Victoria between 1863 and 1872 bird called the "Myna Bird". The common Myna is extremely aggressive, and breeding males will actively defend areas ranging up to 0.83 hectares in size. This aggressiveness has enabled the common myna to displace many breeding pairs of native hollow-nesters, thereby reducing their reproductive success.

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You have captured a very peaceful and natural moment in a more than beautiful manner. Your focus is great and the the tiny bird is in my point of view sleeping in the most natural and beautiful manner.

As is on the photograph I have no suggestions to make about the image or how it was taken. In any case its sad to know that the birds were killed by another one of their same species; and saying that I must say that this photograph acts as a very emotional piece of memory. The peacefulness of those closed eyes and beak speak for themselves.

Great Photography!
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oh my goodness I have never seen something with such texture it is actually amazing that you got this pic, and you are a very grate arts and all the rate you have got you will soon discoverer one day how amazing this really is. I feel that I am in the presents of some one that is wroth every moment and I believe that you are a work of art yourself not just every thing you do for art just every thing you do is art it is a never ending canvas that every thing you do is a lovey brush stork that makes the perfect line every time. I just can not describe how amazing this is, if you can not tell I am very poetic and I know when I see art but I must know dos this describe some felling, it is almost far to amazing for me to image this felling. it is a very peaceful place in this pic and no matter how hard it is for me to fell this felling I must no you have to tell me what felling this express. I just want you to no this it's self is amazing but you are at the same time.
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Libra1010 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015
 Poor wee birds - a wild life is often a cruel one, I fear.:( (Sad) 
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Jud-W Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful!  :)
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:iconcharlee1:
charlee1 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Precious! What kind of birds were these? 
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maybe-paper-hearts Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015  Student Photographer
oh! sweet.
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MeadowDelights Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Amazing photo, you were lucky to get to see this in person :)
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altergromit Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:love:.....
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WildsidePhotos Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014
Your picture has been featured here! :iconthe-bird-house:
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harlia Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice shot
:)
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rospberry Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014
Beautiful photograph but tragic to know the little ones didn't make it.
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bear48 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Professional
so very cool
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Aki-rain Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Student General Artist
Wow, I imagine it was difficult to get a shot like this! The young birds are so clearly visible, and it drew me in how the one in focus is raising its head! What an interesting picture. :3 
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PseudonymousBosch Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014
I could stare at this picture all day.
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Nicky8 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013
you are featured HERE
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Solrac1993 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Really cute! I like the depth of field :)
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Nicky8 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
beautiful capture!
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:iconpamba:
Pamba Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
What a sharpness! Great photograph.
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:iconriftress:
Riftress Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is absolutely precious, beautiful shot.
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Coin-du-Feu Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013
The photograph is well executed. While it shows a perfect focus on the bird at the top, it draws the observer also to the place where the bird is presently. The contrast in colour really makes the top bird stand out, but not too much. The explanation written below the picture also offers an interesting glimpse into the life and dangers these birds face even at that age.
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blanket86 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
This is so amazing! composition and idea! Congratulations!
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bossie-boots Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist
Wonderful capture :love:
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Drfayed Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Student Photographer
Wow , nice shot :)
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KristynJanelle Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow, great capture. I love baby birds, they're so precious.
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Soapets Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:dead:
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Chukairi Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Professional General Artist
You've been featured!
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JustLynnWeav Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Your work has Been Featured :) : [link]
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SaloGuardione Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Student General Artist
DD Suggested :)
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DPasschier Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012
Thank you very much :hug:
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Truish Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012
Aww babies! I'm so sorry they didn't make it, though... :(
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lexie11 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
featured [link]
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DPasschier Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
Thanks :)
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lexie11 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
your welcome
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zebrabuntbarsch Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Life is a daily wonder we should appreciate :heart:
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DPasschier Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012
I totally agree :)
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MrsMystique Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
So cute. And so sad, that they dies.
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DPasschier Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012
So true.
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MrsMystique Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:hug:
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lemur-llama Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh wow! This is a really sweet moment. Look at its tiny beak and huge eyes. :aww: Wow.
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DPasschier Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012
Thank you :)
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zaphotonista Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Such an unusual, captivating shot -- with an almost other-worldly feel to it.
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DPasschier Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012
Thanks :)
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Tom-MarvoloRiddle Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Great shot, I love it! :love:
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DPasschier Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012
Thank you very much :)
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yoco-chan Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Student General Artist
What a great shot, I love how just one of them is sticking out its head, baby birds look ugly and cute at the same time :)
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DPasschier Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012
Thank you very much :)
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yoco-chan Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Student General Artist
You are very welcome!
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Ayayue Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Student General Artist
Baby birds, the epitome of 'so ugly they're cute'. Its a very lovely portrait, very emotive. Sorry to hear that they did not make it :(
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DPasschier Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012
Thank you :)
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meihua Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011
What species are these babies?
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DPasschier Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011
I'm not sure, sorry
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meihua Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011
Aawww, they're so cute! That sucks about the mynas, I hadn't realized they had been introduced to Australia! :(
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NIKON CORPORATION
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Nov 13, 2008, 4:59:36 PM
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