"Empty Nest" by Bradley Shawn  Rabon

Whist walking my little girl to school, we came across this perfectly constructed empty nest that had fallen out of the tree, no longer being used. It had obviously served it’s purpose. I decided to pick it up and bring it home as a reminder of how fast our children grow and leave home. It is also a reminder that the birds of the air make their nest in the trees and God cares for them, providing for them. God will meet all our needs if we only trust him. This photo is straight from the camera, and is “AS IS”

Canon EOS-1Ds Mark ll
TS-E 45mm tilt lens
2 sec
ISO 100

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Primarily a landscape photographer, my enjoyment of taking photos has developed from a young age. Originally from Texas, I now live in England and am surrounded by some of the most beautiful scenery. I enjoy outdoor activities such as climbing, hiking, and camping. I am blessed with a wonderful wife and three terrific children. I am a strong Christian and I believe that my love of photography and any talent I posses in capturing images comes from God.

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  • George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)
    George Parapad...about 6 years ago

    Cool find Shawn! I’m always fascinated by nests… They seem an amazing architectural feat for someone so small. To think that not only they carry every single twig separately, but they also manage to make something so solid out of it, is fascinating! If you still have it, please take a more detailed close-up that shows the construction too.

  • Thank you so much my friend! I was so pleased to find this perfect piece of craftsmanship. I really appreciate it.

    – Bradley Shawn Rabon

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...about 6 years ago

    excellent shot and details

  • Thank you so very much Kathy! I really appreciate that.

    – Bradley Shawn Rabon

  • DonnaMoore
    DonnaMooreabout 6 years ago

    This is so nicely shown. Did you know that each species has a distinctive style of nest.? I learned that in science. Wonderful find.

  • Thank you greatly! No, I didn’t know that about nests. i would love to know which type of bird this belonged to.

    – Bradley Shawn Rabon

  • Jellybean720
    Jellybean720about 6 years ago

    Great Story and Capture :))

  • You are wonderful JB! Thank you for the super compliment. I wanted to capture the detail of the nest. i sit in awe of it as it rests on my mantle in my office.

    – Bradley Shawn Rabon

  • JKKimball
    JKKimballabout 6 years ago

    very cool Shawn!

  • Hey there! Thank you so very much.

    – Bradley Shawn Rabon

  • George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)
    George Parapad...about 6 years ago

    Hey! this is the cover picture for the Best Empty competition!!! :-) Cool!

  • Yeah, I know! Because i won the last challenge, I got to choose the theme for the next one and use one of my pictures for it. It just so happened to coincide with my uploading this shot.

    – Bradley Shawn Rabon

  • Francesca Rizzo
    Francesca Rizzoabout 6 years ago

    goregeous shot, love this one :)

  • Thank you so much Francesca! There is something inspiring about looking at a well crafted birds nest. I gives me a real perspective on life. I really appreciate the compliment.

    – Bradley Shawn Rabon

  • Vikram Franklin
    Vikram Franklinabout 6 years ago

    I LOVE this shot – the lighting, the composition and the thought behind it.

  • Thank you so very much my friend. i never really thought about shots like this 9 with negative space and black background in them, until that is I met you and saw your awesome work. You are my inspiration for this type of photography. Thank you.

    – Bradley Shawn Rabon

  • TraceyMc
    TraceyMcabout 6 years ago

    Love the shot. The black background really compliments

  • Thank you greatly Tracey! I think so too. It helps enhance the details in the nest construction. I appreciate it.

    – Bradley Shawn Rabon

  • Carol Barona
    Carol Baronaabout 6 years ago

    wow, great capture!

  • What brilliant compliment. You sure know how to make a person feel good, don’t you. Thank you! (Tis message sent to you all the way from cloud nine.)

    – Bradley Shawn Rabon

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