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Fr0wning Cardinal

The second shot for my icon-less friend minggie: "i now fully expect a smiling/frowning bird picture from you".

 

Most bird's beaks are already frown shaped and they cannot do much about this. So that's actually a (mostly) unaltered image of the bird. The blue jay yesterday had it's beak liquified quite a lot to make him smile, maybe that tickled him?

 

There's actually a real smiling bird out there as documented by the National Geographic. But I didn't have the time or resolve to travel to Columbia for minggie's assignment.

 

This image was also taken at the Elizabeth Morton Wildlife Refuge on the south-fork of Long Island. The bird was hopping along on the walkway while I was on my (cold) belly to get the lowest possible angle.

 

Colder in LARGE

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Taken on November 26, 2005