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in danger!

Posted by
Dimitrios (ATHENS, Greece) on 25 February 2008 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

This bird was so cold that it did not move at all when I got close. Temperatures below zero kept it there! This is the other side of a white winter in Athens.

OLYMPUS u770SW,S770SW 1/320 second F/5.6 ISO 80 21 mm


Helma from Tehran, Iran

Great captured ! very nice shot and best focuss !

25 Feb 2008 9:17am

@Helma: all is automatic in my digital camera, regards D

Michael from Wuppertal, Germany

Great shot, poor bird! Just would like to give him a warm hug ;-)

25 Feb 2008 9:29am

@Michael: good for you Michael, regards D

Viewfinder from Bradenton, United States

Poor thing. They can't build fires for warmth in cold temps.

25 Feb 2008 12:18pm

@Viewfinder: TRUE.... thanks

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Beautiful macro.

25 Feb 2008 12:41pm


Barbara from Florida, United States

Nice close up and detail. The dove is in the sun and that may not be warm enough. Makes me wish there was something I can do. It is surprising to see such icicles in Athens.

25 Feb 2008 12:51pm

@Barbara: we have this weather every 2-3 years now, it is called CLIMATE CHANGE!!!!! REGARDS D

isabel from Lisbon, Portugal

surprised to learn temperatures go beyond 0 in Athens! that is a great macro!

25 Feb 2008 12:59pm

@isabel: -4 TO -7 to be exact, cool fresh greetings from Athens

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Beautifull picture and composition of this bird with stalactite of ice just behind. It's cold but it's fat... so i think it can stay without eating a couple of days..... even if there is still a lot of snow in Athens !!!

25 Feb 2008 1:18pm

@Evelyne Dubos: these birds are SURVIVORS, REGARDS D

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

Its misfortune was your luck because the shot is excellent!!!Not only the bird, but also the blurred icicles, too!

25 Feb 2008 3:28pm

@Japanalia: blush-blush blush you are kind

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Nice close-up! The icicles look so daunting for the bird. Hopefully the bird got cover before itr was too late. I was also surprised by the low temps in Greece.

25 Feb 2008 5:20pm

@Steven: low temperatures are rare but they were here for a few days, regards D

lidia from Spain

A good shot. Poor bird.

25 Feb 2008 5:51pm

@lidia: greetings from Athens

Ina from Krugersdorp, South Africa

Truely magnificent closup! Well done!

25 Feb 2008 6:18pm

@Ina: thank you Ina

Scotfot from Kabul, United Kingdom

A great image, especially with the icicles in the background!

25 Feb 2008 6:19pm

@Scotfot: they were life threatening e? greetings to Kabul

Teresa Durães from Montijo, Portugal

poor bird bu a great shot

25 Feb 2008 8:03pm

@Teresa Durães: greetings Teresa

danthro from Suburbia, United States

good shot. nice detail.

26 Feb 2008 1:07am

@danthro: thank you

JoeB from Brampton, Canada

He seems to have puffed out to keep warm, great close-up.

26 Feb 2008 2:13am

@JoeB: yes, that exactly what he did! regards D

Rags from Plano, United States

lovely image. Thank you for sharing it with us.

26 Feb 2008 4:59am

@Rags: you are most welcome Rags

Sandrine from Cincinnati, United States

Poor thing! Great close up!

27 Feb 2008 12:14am

@Sandrine: hellow Sandrine

TravBoy from West/Wet Coast, United States

That's a big puffy bird.

27 Feb 2008 4:39pm

@TravBoy: if you say so, greetings

Double KK Photography from West Richland, United States

awesome photo

12 Mar 2008 7:37am

@Double KK Photography: many thanks for all the comments, take care 2KK, regards from DK

Masoud Nahali from Tehran, Iran

wow, very great capture, he/she is my favorite and I love him/her so much. the name of this bird in Iran is "Yakarim". very well captured, thank you my dear Dimitrios.

4 Aug 2008 7:20am

@Masoud Nahali: many thanks for the visit, greetings from ELLADA to PERSIA

1/320 second
ISO 80
21 mm