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SELECTED BY NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC AS A DAILY DOZEN PICK, SEPTEMBER 24th, 2010 (located within week 4)
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Learning Through Art – 2010 Kroger Cincinnati Snaps Winner

Just 3 days ago, Ava (9 years old) and I were at Khron Conservatory (in Cincinnati, Ohio) enjoying the butterfly exhibit. On our way out, we were told that a baby robin had just fallen far from its nest in a tall tree above. I rushed over and found a stunned lil’ guy. Near by him was a ghastly sight. A dead baby bird with its innards all strewn about. My mothering “Dr. Doolittle” instincts immediately took over, and since there was no way to return it to its nest and no bird mother around to protect it, I crouched down, cupped my hands and asked for it to come to me for safety. The wee one hopped right into my hands without hesitation. Ava and I took him home, wrapped him in hand towels and looked up online instructions on how to raise an orphaned Robin. A trip to the pet store later and we were ready with an abundance of mealworms, an eye dropper for water and a small cage (cannot let our cats near him!). At first he was not interested in eating, but now he gobbles up grub every two hours. We give him exercise outside and lots of TLC. He loves being held. If we place him on the ground, he hops to us right away and either nestles back in our hands or snuggles up next to our legs as we sit cross legged near by. He is an absolute delight, such a treasure to behold. He takes his worms from our fingers and sucks on our fingers as he inhales the meals that squirm vigorously within his throat. I have never had any up close and personal experience with birds wild or no, so this has been incredible. We plan to keep him until he is mature enough to handle the great outdoors without risk of meeting an untimely death. We named him Billy. Billy The Bird. And we simply adore our Billy!

Image captured in natural light, no editing, no crop.

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Unfortunate sad ending. Do not read this link if you do not want to be let down.
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The world is full of magical photo ops…

All you need to grab them is a zest for life, an eye for the extraordinary and that trusty camera of your choice.

Raise the sturdy weight of it to your face … close one eye then … lower your finger upon the shiny black button… hold your breath then… hear that hypnotic click and suddenly, dynamite explodes! the stars collide! and maybe, just maybe you’ve captured a magnificent moment in time… How thrilling is that?!?

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  • Valerie Rosen
    Valerie Rosenover 4 years ago

    oh my gosh, this is even more amazing! love the green to bring out the pink of her lips! lovely! ;-) val

  • Thank you, thank you soooooooooo much for yet another wonderful comment that warms my heart and favorite that makes me smile!!! :)

    – Ainsley Kellar Creations

  • camerahappy
    camerahappyover 4 years ago

    Such a sweet moment captured, and a lovely story to go with it. Good luck with Billy, and bravo for being his hero!

  • Awww, thank you so very much for your wonderful comment!

    – Ainsley Kellar Creations

  • LauraBroussard
    LauraBroussardover 4 years ago

    Ava and Billy The Bird, what a heartwarming story, and what a priceless moment caught by you.
    xxx

  • Thank you so very much for your fantastic, incredibly thoughtful comment and sweet favorite!!!

    – Ainsley Kellar Creations

  • DaveHrusecky
    DaveHruseckyover 4 years ago

    What a fabulous shot.

  • Thank you so very much!!!

    – Ainsley Kellar Creations

  • JaninesWorld
    JaninesWorldover 4 years ago

    I have tears looking at this! Oh it has brightened my day to no end. What a magnificent capture. Gold medal for this one. I wish I could fav this a million times. Just love everything about it….the bird is safe in Ava’s hands, and this brings so much joy to me XXX

  • What can I say other than you are the very best dear, Sis!!! Your comment means the world to me and I am forever grateful! Thanks so much for your dear favorite, too!!!

    – Ainsley Kellar Creations

  • Jen Wahl
    Jen Wahlover 4 years ago

    Ainsley, wow… this is gorgeous!!

  • Wow!!! Thanks so much for your wonderful comment and sweet favorite!!!

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  • eelsblueEllen
    eelsblueEllenover 4 years ago

    lovely detail and emotion, well done and good luck!

  • Thank you soooooooo very much!!!

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  • Catherine  Howell
    Catherine Howellover 4 years ago

    I love your beautiful image and the beautiful story, also!!!!

  • Thank you so very much for your amazing comment and sweet favorite!!!

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  • heatherfriedman
    heatherfriedmanover 4 years ago

    What a beautiful story!! I am so glad you are taking care of him( her?)

  • Thank you so very much for your fantastic comment and dear favorite! Actually, we are not sure if it’s a boy or girl yet, but I tend to refer to the baby as him for some reason. :)

    – Ainsley Kellar Creations

  • Quinn Blackburn
    Quinn Blackburnover 4 years ago

    Priceless capture! Robins are amazing Creature Teachers Their boldness and curiousity are always inspiring.

    “Do you feel challenged by Change?

    Without it, your garden would not grow!
    I’ll help you plant new seeds of thought,
    and tell you when to strive for the next
    spiritual plateau.
    Compassion drove me onto the thorns,
    that his torturous crown I might relieve.
    I may teach you to manifest Creator’s will
    in all you that you say, do, or believe.

    Knight Errant for the lovely Springtime,
    I herald Renewal,
    Rebirth
    Joyous Change and
    manifesting the will Sublime.”

    So very glad you were there for this poor lost feathered soul! Many thanks for your kindness to our little Cousins!

    :o) wishing you laughter

  • Awwwwwww, thank you so very much for your delightful words and sweet favorite! I wish you joy! :)

    – Ainsley Kellar Creations

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