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a.howard wrote:
Some fantastic shots in there.






Thank you< Howard
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Apr 25, 2014 at 01:05 AM
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Great stuff, Socrate. The expression of the guy on the left in #10 is priceless.

Ed



Apr 25, 2014 at 01:32 PM
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Great sequence Socrate.
It is sure demonstrating a hearty appetite and a lot of determination although it looks like the smaller one the two chicks ........and probably gets less food then.
I noticed some green coloration on the smaller chick and wondered is that normal or indicates some malady.
Martin



Apr 25, 2014 at 07:03 PM
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Excellent sequence and you can almost see the dejection on the little ones face in the last shot. Nice work Socrate.

Mike



Apr 25, 2014 at 09:24 PM
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Amazing sequence Socrate. Poor wee thing, all that effort and still goes hungry
David



Apr 25, 2014 at 09:28 PM
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geez these are great captures, so perfect, almost looks like a studio set, beautifully captured, the last image pins the cuteness factor


Apr 25, 2014 at 10:44 PM
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kmunroe wrote:
awesome stuff Socrate.. nicely done





Thank you, Kenny
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Apr 26, 2014 at 12:21 AM
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thomas_1950 wrote:
Good grief! Awesome pics and narrative Socrate and thanks so much for sharing.

Best,
Tom





Thank you, Tom. You are very nice with your words
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Apr 26, 2014 at 12:22 AM
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Herb Houghton wrote:
I'm surprised mom didn't try to regurgitate the fish later after some breakdown of the fish. At our local rookery, I've seen them feed half digested fish to the young ones. Great series and sequence Socrate, glad mom fixed the situation.




Thank you, Herb. I thought the same thing and waited for the mama to regurgitate the fish again, but after a while she jut took off so I just moved on.
Yup, I' ve seen the little babies swallowing big fish before
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Apr 26, 2014 at 12:24 AM
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viczig wrote:
Great series, thanks for posting.

Vic





Thank YOU, Vic! For looking and commenting
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KCollett wrote:
Excellent sequence Socrate. And you got good light on those birds too. Quality all round (including the commentary).





Thank you, Ken. I really appreciate your words
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Apr 26, 2014 at 12:29 AM
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mike717 wrote:
Great series Socrate!

Mike





Hi Mike! Thanks!
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Apr 26, 2014 at 12:30 AM
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dgdg wrote:
adorable. the last one is precious.

David






Thank you David. Nice to hear you liked them
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Apr 26, 2014 at 12:30 AM
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lorirobin57 wrote:
Great photos was this at Viera Wetlands





Yep! Viera Wet, about a week ago Thanks for the comments.
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Apr 26, 2014 at 12:32 AM
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Socrate,
What an incredible series.
Being humans, it's easy to see "alternate" ways of dealing with such a problem.
But few bird species have any imaginations at all. Apparently herons and egrets don't.
The parent caught a fish that happened to be large- and brought it to the nest, giving it to the smaller sibling for some unusual and incidental reason.
When the little one couldn't swallow it, the parent did.
End of story.
I doubt if anything more complex than that went on.
Charlie



Apr 26, 2014 at 02:51 AM
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Ted ellis wrote:
Absolutely stunning and inspirational Socrate Thread of the week my man.

Ted





Thank you, Ted
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Apr 27, 2014 at 02:37 PM
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zootermopsis wrote:
Awesome sequence. The struggle to really comes out. Nicely done.





Thank you very much, zootermopsis
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Apr 27, 2014 at 02:38 PM
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CDaescher wrote:
Socrate, what a great presentation of an interesting sequence.
Your comments on the last two made me smile.
Chris






Glad you liked them, Chris. Thank you
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Apr 27, 2014 at 02:39 PM
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brimull wrote:
Excellent images and informative series. Well done!

Brian M.






Thank you, Brian
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Apr 27, 2014 at 02:39 PM
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Thomas Sanders wrote:
Drama in the nest Socrate
Could this have been the "whatever doesn't kill you makes you stronger" lesson ?
#9 is awesome showing the fatigued chick

Tom




Thank you, Tom. Yep, that sounds very appropriate to me
Socrate



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