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Ghost Bird
22-MAR-2005

Ghost Bird

Canon EOS 300D Digital Rebel
1/100s f/7.1 at 55.0mm iso100 full exif

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Sue Robertson14-Sep-2010 04:53
Now that's what I call timing... I hope he survived..
Cindi Smith24-Aug-2010 15:57
Whoa!!!!! Did he live?
Alina02-May-2008 18:34
Poor bird, hard to believe he survived!
Guest 06-Apr-2008 16:47
What a shot!!! glad it didnt die
Laryl20-Mar-2007 19:23
oh my gosh.. what can I say
Guest 06-Jan-2007 18:21
At first I thought, what an action shot of "bird lifting off after bath." To find that this is an imprint on a window makes it amazing, and prompts me to wonder if it had been playing in white paint just prior to impact. What a fine halucination this is!
Sue Robertson26-Sep-2006 08:20
My goodness. What an image. Disturbing and yet fascinating. I am glad he few away safely. He must have some headache though.
Kal Khogali10-Jun-2006 15:21
A phenomenal image. I have seen plenty on the same subject, but this is officially the best (and most disturbing) I have ever seen. Great Jenene. K
Ana Carloto O'Shea09-Jun-2006 20:52
Wow!! Yes.. it would be almost impossible to know what this was unless we read your caption. At first I thought it was some water action, but after reading your words... the image definitely transformed itself and aquired sound and it became eerie but also fantastic.
Great capture.
Tim May25-May-2006 17:59
What a compelling image! It is an example of the artistic eye and mind to take a relatively common occurrence and make a haunting and beautiful image. At first I though it was competing hoses throwing water at each other - (I'm glad that your caption lets us know that the bird flew away.)
Phil Douglis24-May-2006 19:25
In many respects, this is one of your most unsettling images. Your style seeks beauty, but in this case, you have found the opposite in a truly violent impression. And that is what makes it even more incongruous. We come to expect a certain kind of image from expressive photographers, images consistent with their style, with how they think and see. You shock me with this one, Jenene. And you learn something in the process. Work against the grain, and you may discover another side of your own vision.
JSWaters24-May-2006 00:45
To hear the thud, walk in to investigate and find this was very strange. From across the room it did, indeed, look as if the bird was suspended in front of my window. When I realized this was the impression he left, well, it was a very eerie feeling.
Phil Douglis23-May-2006 21:27
It almost seems as if the bird is still there, smashing into your window. It leaves us with an incongruous abstraction. We can almost hear it smashing into your window. Amazing, Jenene.