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BirdSpotter Photo Contest: Week 12 Winner!

February 5, 2013

Congratulations to Steve Shelasky, a FeederWatcher from Longmeadow, MA, our winner for the twelfth week of the BirdSpotter Photo Contest sponsored by Bob’s Red Mill! The theme for the week was “birds and water”– Steve was lucky enough to capture this male Yellow Warbler taking a bath.

A Yellow Warbler enjoying a bath by Steve Shelasky

A Yellow Warbler enjoying a bath by Steve Shelasky

Steve explains how he got the shot:

I was lucky enough to be standing opposite this puddle, at some distance, when this beautiful little Yellow Warbler flew in, checked out the amenities, and began his bath. I was able to get off several shots, this being the best one(thank you Canon 7D, 8fr/sec).

It’s such a wonderfully cheery photo – we hope it brightens your day as much as it brightened ours!

The thriteenth week of our BirdSpotter Photo Contest will be open for submissions and voting this Wednesday, February 6th! This week’s theme is “the unexpected,” so pull out your photos of anything weird or wacky or your surprise moments. Only one photo can be submitted per person but you can vote for as many photos as you like.  This week’s contest starts today Wednesday, February 6th and runs through Sunday, February 10th.

  1. February 5, 2013 3:29 pm

    Yes, it’s a cheery picture! Was a good one to start a gray Monday. 🙂

  2. February 5, 2013 3:30 pm

    That’s my big brother pic! He’s the best!!

  3. Leslie Ackel permalink
    February 5, 2013 3:43 pm

    What a sweet shot! Glad you were at the right spot at right time!

  4. February 6, 2013 12:27 pm

    Steve, that is a great photo! It must have been a thrill to see the bird in the “flesh”!

  5. Janehousewright permalink
    February 7, 2013 2:33 am

    I burst out in a chuckle when I scrolled down and this little fellow came into view! What an amazing photograph and photographer and the serendipity to be in the right place at the right time.

  6. Gail permalink
    February 7, 2013 8:53 am

    What a beauty…picture and the bird. The color is soooooo magnificent.

  7. February 9, 2013 8:06 pm

    What a great shot! Thanks for the pick-me-up.

  8. Issis permalink
    February 15, 2013 8:01 pm

    Love this image – just the thing to brighten my mood! You deserved the prize … thanks for sharing!

  9. cindyloulou permalink
    February 19, 2013 3:50 pm

    awesome pic, just moving to the north country after living in virginia for 35 years, you give me hope at seeing some wonderful birds up here..

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