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BABIES!!

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I think my photography theme lately has been "difficult animals to photograph". Here is subject matter two–baby birds, the size of the top of your pinky, inside a dark, covered nest. These are the babies from our two zebra finches, Clementine and Winston (named after Winston Churchill and his wife…thank you, Dan). They are so incdredibly tiny, that you can’t even be sure they are alive until you see a head loll over to one side. We have had many, many clutches of eggs without any babes, so when Dan came upstairs two nights ago and said, "you have babies", I had no idea what he was talking about. When I went downstairs in the middle of the night, I could hear a tiny pricking of what I think was another egg hatching. And now, three days later, the lump in the bottom of the nest appears to be four babies! New life is so exciting.

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I think my photography theme lately has been "difficult animals to photograph". Here is subject matter two–baby birds, the size of the top of your pinky, inside a dark, covered nest. These are the babies from our two zebra finches, Clementine and Winston (named after Winston Churchill and his wife…thank you, Dan). They are so incdredibly tiny, that you can’t even be sure they are alive until you see a head loll over to one side. We have had many, many clutches of eggs without any babes, so when Dan came upstairs two nights ago and said, "you have babies", I had no idea what he was talking about. When I went downstairs in the middle of the night, I could hear a tiny pricking of what I think was another egg hatching. And now, three days later, the lump in the bottom of the nest appears to be four babies! New life is so exciting.

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