Daily Deviation
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Tug of Worm
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Published: March 11, 2010
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American Robin pulling an earthworm out of the ground. This is a shot I’ve been trying to capture for awhile, the moment is very brief. As you can see by the its legs, Robins use their whole bodies when pulling worms from the earth.

Mount Auburn
Cambridge, Massachusetts

March 7, 2010
Image size
808x550px 243.83 KB
Canon EOS 7D
Shutter Speed
1/332 second
Focal Length
400 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Mar 7, 2010, 4:09:52 PM
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Kineil-WicksStudent General Artist
Beautiful pic and stunning capture!  It's definitely awesome to catch birds in an action pose like this, and I love how crisp the final result is. :D
Awesome job!  Congrats on the Daily Deviation! :la:
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I swear, I see these guys all the time in my backyard. Never could get a decent photo of one, though. They're adorable.

This one looks like he's got the munchies. Yum. Worm.

gross. lol.
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Awwww this is adorable!!
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R.I.P. you will be missed :( :iconcyaf:
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AstNavHobbyist General Artist
i love robins, their movements are funny :D awesome capture :D
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Excellent shot! I watch the Robins in my yard, but this photo really let me see just how physical pulling on that worm becomes. Thanks for giving me a renewed respect for my feathered friends.
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I'd like to let you know that I've featured your work in the APN Daily Deviations - November 2011 news article! :hug:
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LoveAdventureWithHimHobbyist Photographer
Wow, that's awesome! Great capture :)
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KW-ScottProfessional Traditional Artist
Such an excellent shot! This would make for a great drawing:-) I wonder if I could use this as a reference for a colored pencil drawing?
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RichardConstantinoffProfessional Photographer
Wonderful !
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EagleFlyteHobbyist General Artist
Great shot indeed!!!!
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aam1r-javedHobbyist Photographer
Great capture... congrats on DD .. :)
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msalizadehProfessional Photographer
wow..nice,man....best time....amazing!
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Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:
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junkmunchHobbyist Photographer
What a classic scene xD
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46KibahimeHobbyist Digital Artist
Absalutely brilliant!
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It's natural Tug-of-War! :O

Seriously, you must be very proficient to be able to capture what I imagine is a blink-and-you-miss-it sequence here.
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How amazing to be able to freeze that momentary occurence in time! I'm a fan!
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