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© Jared DeSimio
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UploadedDecember 18, 2008
TakenDecember 18, 2008
ModelCanon EOS 20D
Exposure1/60 sec at f/2.5
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length50 mm
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Q: Street Photography

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Five Cedar Waxwings flew into a window at the school where I work. One flew away. Two were dazed. Two died. My friend Sarah put the four in a box to keep them safe and came to get me. We found some other Cedar Waxwings in a tree near where the five hit the window. The stunned birds sat in the box for a couple of minutes after we opened it. When they flew away only the two dead ones were left. I felt bad about wanting to photograph them. My friend Sarah said it was okay. "They're beautiful creatures," she said. "They should be remembered."

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  • efilandevol

    efilandevol (Deleted) gave props (18 Dec 2008):

    The composition of this photo is beautiful. : ) And the story nearly brought me to tears!

  • Michael F. OBrien

    Michael F. OBrien said (19 Sep 2009):

    Great story!! Very interesting image!

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