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22.14 der spatz in der hand by cloe-patra 22.14 der spatz in der hand by cloe-patra
"Lieber den Spatz in der Hand als die Taube auf dem Dach"

I googled it and apparently this German saying about sparrows translates to "A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush". In this case, I agree. 
But this also matches the life which all the decisions I have made (or not made) led to about which I'm thinking a lot these days. I am not one to take risks, I take the easy path and will moan about it all the way.

Speaking of which, a friend named this little bird moaning Myrtle (high five if you remember that character) because I told her that the first days she was chirping for food every 15 mins. I mostly call her "Spatzi", "baby bear" or simply "baby" though.. :D
When we found her 2 weeks ago I probably had my most miserable day of the year. It was about 5 in the afternoon and I still hadn't gotten out of bed or pulled the blinds up. I was just lying there trying to lock the world out and go back to sleep when my grandma told me she saw a baby sparrow in the yard which had fallen out of the nest and if I could do something. That most certainly got me up and since then I have fallen for this little bird more and more every day :heart:.
She is pretty much grown by now and I hope I can release her into the wild soon so she can be free.
I might have needed her more than she needs me.

This week I have enrolled for masters starting next semester while currently still working (or better: not working) on my bachelor thesis. Today marks halftime of the 3 months... I have nothing so far and it's a problem.

:camera:Canon EOS 70D
:bulletyellow: Canon EF 50mm f/1,8 II

part of my 22-project ;)
22.13/day7B by cloe-patra<-22.13 | 22.15->22.15 the places we go (part II) by cloe-patra
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:iconahopper1996:
Ahopper1996 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
He is sooo cuteeee! Great photo!
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cloe-patra Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
*She ;) thank you! :)
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ADIKAY Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very emotional pose! Your capture of this little creature in your palm underlines its fragility and beauty!
Touching!
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cloe-patra Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks a lot :aww:
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ADIKAY Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well deserved! My pleasure! :)
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Cundrie-la-Surziere Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2016
Ein bezaubernder kleiner Spatz! Es ist so ein schönes Gefühl, so ein Bündelchen Leben in der Hand zu halten, nicht wahr?
Ich habe heuer einen Specht, einen Kleiber und eine Meise aufgeklaubt, die gegen die Glasverande geflogen sind und ganz benommen dasaßen. In meiner Hand haben sie begonnen, sich gemütlich hinzusetzen und langsam die Umwelt wieder wahrzunehmen. Wahrscheinlich hat ihnen die Wärme gut getan, soll ja bei Schock auch Menschen helfen.
Alle drei sind dann nach ca. einer halben Stunde unter Hinterlassung eines Batzerls glücklich wieder entschwirrt. :D
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cloe-patra Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Haha klingt gut^^ Ich kenne das... bei mir flog mal einer gegen die Scheibe und war dann auch ne viertel Stunde ganz benommen :D
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Cundrie-la-Surziere Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2016
Birdmoji - Happy Birds-and-chicks-0s Bird Flower Yellow Bird   Orange-cheecked Waxbill bird 
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danUK86 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2016   General Artist
beautiful :)
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cloe-patra Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :huggle:
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danUK86 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2016   General Artist
welcome :)
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2016  Professional General Artist
What a beautiful and tender photo. I love this very much.
I also was really touched by all that you shared with us, as well.
I hope things have come together by now. :huggle:

(Birds, and sometimes of different species, are harbingers of special messages... we just have to know it and be "listening"... )

Well, I hope things got better for you. :huggle:
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cloe-patra Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much for this lovely comment :hug: (and sorry for replying so late :D)
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ToyWuffy Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
oh my gosh it's so cuuute <3
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cloe-patra Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
:D
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Jorgipie Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Adorable!
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cloe-patra Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :)
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LewiARTs Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Süßes Spatzi!! :heart:
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cloe-patra Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
jaaah :aww:
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LDFranklin Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2016   Photographer
So cute!!!! 
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cloe-patra Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you :)
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Usagi-Atemu-Tom Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Moaning Myrtle? Oh dear, I hope the little one did not turn out exactly like it's name giver and hopefully keeps far away from toilets. Especially with being taken care by you, there's certainly nothing it has to moan about, I'm sure. ;)
Anyway, wonderful photo, I love the angle and the focus in this one, it leaves a good impression.

Sincerely
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cloe-patra Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
haha don't blame me, I didn't pick that name ;)
thank you :)
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Usagi-Atemu-Tom Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Ah well, but you asked if we get the hint, so of course that got me thinking. XD

And you're welcome of course. :)
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cloe-patra Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
high five to you, fellow harry potter fan :ladummyhighfive: 
Harry Potter Invisibility
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Usagi-Atemu-Tom Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
:D
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Photoaddicted1960 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2016
Better with one bird in the hand then ten in the forest 👏👏👏👏👏👏👏🖐🖑👍👌😊🙌🙋💕
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cloe-patra Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
:thumbsup: :nod:
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Eric-was-here Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2016
you do understand that you have held not just a sparrow but a life in your hand and by your actions ( none of which you contemplated laying in bed being miserable thinking of yourself) you took a life that was more miserable than what you were feeling ( baby, fallen out of nest, cant fly. cant run. will die in maybe an hour when the local cat see's it) you transformed a worse misery into an extended life with value.
I am reminded of a Biblical quote also Matthew 10:29 ~ " Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? And one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father."
One did fall and you found it, saved it and returned it to life so that someday maybe if/when it finds a mate there will be other and new sparrows to fly over the world and show life to someone else just by being.
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cloe-patra Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
I actually thought of exactly that, that's what made me get up, knowing that I would actually do something of use in helping her. Nothing will make me more happy than releasing her back into the wild to the other birds where she can live a hopefully long and healthy life :aww: and I remember that bible verse too surprisingly, it's a nice one :)
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Eric-was-here Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2016
more proof of what I say when I claim while Love IS the greatest thing we have been given in life, Humor is number 2. and while you were feeling low God was laughing at the joke you never even knew was coming when you found a life that was feeling more frightened and alone and miserable than you perceived yourself to feel. and I shall even go on a limb and assume something else.. once this lil one was found and you seen what he/she needed and was feeling YOUR internal melancholy didnt vanish so much as was totally forgotten...
Amazing how that worked twasn't it.
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Ingelore Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2016
Was für ein süßes Baby! Schön, dass du es pflegst!
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cloe-patra Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
danke dir :)
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Ingelore Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2016
:hug:
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deer-o Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2016  Student Photographer
cute *.*
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cloe-patra Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you :heart:
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Calitha-Lena Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Und das erste, was mir eingefallen ist "Was für ein süßer Spatz!" :rofl:
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cloe-patra Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
das ist sie :aww:
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CANDYNINJALADY Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2016  Student Digital Artist
It looks so real!
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cloe-patra Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
because it is :D
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Gelu509 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer

clap clap A baby sparrow, that's so cute! Heart 
In my case, when a baby sparrow falls from the nest, my cat gives the first aid. Kitty kitty - pig out 


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cloe-patra Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
oh nooo :cry: I'm happy I found it before the neighbor's cats did :D
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Maria-Schreuders Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Ohh so cute, little bird 
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cloe-patra Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
:aww:
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SeptimusStuff Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Viel Glück für deine Bachelorarbeit, ich hoffe du kannst das Ruder noch irgendwie rumreißen :)
Deine Denkweise in Bezug auf das Sprichwort gefällt mir sehr gut und in deiner Lebensbeschreibung erkenne ich mich sehr gut wieder ^^"

Ein wunderschönes Bild und ein sehr gut platzierter Fokus, wirklich toll! :D
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cloe-patra Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Ahh danke :hug: ich bin nicht allein :la:
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SeptimusStuff Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
niemand ist jemals allein =P
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cloe-patra Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
:D
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SeptimusStuff Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Sag mal du hast doch auch schon mit 50 mm Festbrennweite fotografiert oder? ^^
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cloe-patra Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
ja klar, das foto hier ist auch mit dem Canon EF 50mm f/1,8 II fotografiert  ;) mein wahrscheinlich meist genutztes objektiv :love:
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