Steve Cole  

Fledge Day by Steve Cole

July 2024 - Fledge Day

About the Image(s)

For several years a pair of Robins build a nest under my back porch deck in the exact same space. It is fun watching the Ma & Pa build the nest and after hatching the constant feeding of their offsprings. This year we had four eggs and all four hatched which has been the norm over the years. I made this photo early morning and said to myself “today maybe the big day”. I ran a bunch of errands and when I returned they were gone. While I was disappointed in missing the fledgling, I was excited we had another successful year below the deck. Fuji XT5, 18-55 at 55 (83 Full Frame), f4.0, 1/30 sec, ISO 800, handheld. Processed in LR Classic using basic sliders and Topaz DeNoise.

2 comments posted

Bruce Benson   Bruce Benson
Steve, great pose with all of the nestlings line up. It is a good thing they fledged, since the nest is full. Nice catch lights in their eyes add interest as well. Bruce   Posted: 07/04/2024 17:41:56

Tom Buckard   Tom Buckard
(Groups 21 & 48 & 71)
Super image and great story Steve. We had a similar story this year off of our sun room and somehow to our disappointment we missed the fledge also. They are all tack sharp and certainly an image with visual impact and interest.   Posted: 07/08/2024 20:02:36


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