Saturday, July 02, 2005

Strings Attached

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Canon 20D, Canon 100-400L IS @ 400 mm f/5.6 1/100

I'm posting this image not because it's a great photo, but
because it illustrates an interesting incident. The robin,
apparently collecting material for a nest, picked up a piece
of string and tried to fly away with it. However, the string
was at least 10 feet long and both ends were tied to metal
poles. As a consequence, the string put up quite a fight,
and the bird was forced to drop it. The matter did not,
however, end there. The robin returned at least five
times as I watched, picking up several loops of string in its
mouth, flying away, and quickly having to let go. Eventually
it gave up in (I would imagine) disgust.

10 Comments:

Blogger john said...

Which raises the question: why did you not let the bird have the string?

July 2, 2005 at 7:47 PM  
Blogger Visual-Field said...

John,

It wasn't my string. I took the photo in a sculpture garden in Minneapolis. I would have been happy to cut off a piece for the bird if the string had been mine.

VF

July 2, 2005 at 8:16 PM  
Blogger jkirlin said...

Great photo or not, it's interesting as hell. I never thought I'd see a bird with an "expression".

July 2, 2005 at 8:49 PM  
Blogger Massimo said...

Interesting indeed: she looks really pissed while trying to get this damned string...

July 3, 2005 at 1:05 PM  
Blogger Stoney said...

Great blog!...No strings attached

October 21, 2005 at 1:47 PM  
Anonymous pierre said...

Great image, well done

December 19, 2005 at 3:48 PM  
Anonymous ROB said...

Definitely an interesting shot and nicely added story to explain. It is amazing how much birds keep trying.

May 2, 2006 at 5:05 PM  
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