{1} Starting Life

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    A freshly hatched chick starting out his (her?) life.

    Ahhhmanda!, E&CLO, Casey's Captures, and 7 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. TheKarenD 118 months ago | reply

      Aw, sweet baby. I captured one that was still rather damp the last time I was there.

      I grew up in the suburbs and have many fond memories of the M of S&I (but not of the coal mine; the coal mine scared me).

    2. ~ Sandy ~ 118 months ago | reply

      Awwwwwww!! So cute! What a lovely photo to start this year and 52½!

    3. -12°C 118 months ago | reply

      love it! and yes definitely, it's fits the theme so well.

      Seen in 52 ½ Weeks of 2009

    4. An Old Barbie Doll 118 months ago | reply

      Great picture ideal for "52 Themes 2009" there theme for this week is New Beginnings. Give it a look and give it a go.

    5. KatLevPhoto 118 months ago | reply

      that is great, Jim! what a great way to start the year. :-)

    6. photos by Juliet 118 months ago | reply

      My thought exactly! What a perfect way to start the year! Do we get to see this little guy grow?

    7. E&CLO 118 months ago | reply

      So cute -- perfect!

    8. Sandra Borgen 118 months ago | reply

      What a fantastic, original photo!

    9. joditbobo 118 months ago | reply

      Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!!

    10. *Sweetpea* 118 months ago | reply

      What a perfect photo for the 52½ of 2009 group. She (?) looks rather lonely though, I hope the others hatched out soon after!

    11. jimdeane 118 months ago | reply

      Thanks everyone for the kind words and encouragement. I was a little nervous joining this group.

      *Sweetpea* There were three or four other newly hatched chicks floundering around and some of the other eggs were moving around the incubator and the chicks were breaking out. So this one will have much company shortly.

      photos by Juliet I don't get down to the museum quite often enough to watch this chick grow up. But they have another incubator with slightly older chicks in it next to the one where they hatch. Here is what this little guy will look like in a few days:

      Baby Chicks

    12. MissMaze 118 months ago | reply

      aww, cute :)

    13. MaryO Photography 118 months ago | reply

      Precious! Very nice DOF and the perfect shot for our theme week "start"!! One of my fav's in the thread!!

      Seen in 52 ½ Weeks of 2009

    14. Fat Sammy 118 months ago | reply

      Superb Image,

    15. sophiayoung 98 months ago | reply

      Congratulations! Your photo has received the Amber Award from FotoVotr. It has been selected from the Flickr community because of its interest and popularity. For more information, please visit the FotoVotr Amber Group. We would be honored to have you join us!

    16. sagarraste 87 months ago | reply

      Great Shot!!!
      We would be honored to have your photo in our group DSLR Photography Assignments
      Please add your photo to the group pool and submit your entry for assignment "Zero".

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