Friday, February 15, 2008

photo hunt: f r e e


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Cause I'm as free as a bird now,
And this bird you'll never change.
And this bird you cannot change.

- Free Bird/ Lynyrd Skynyrd

Meet a queltehue (Southern Lapwing, Vanellus Chilensis, aka Chilean Lapwing) "Southern Lapwings are typically found in fields and wetlands, but also inhabit meadows, parks and gardens in urban areas. They serve as sentries by day and night, alerting everyone and everything to perceived danger by sounding a loud, strident, metallic call. They feed mainly on insects, and are very beneficial to agriculture. These birds live in pairs or in small flocks. They nest in early July, which is midwinter in the Southern Hemisphere. Their cryptic plumage renders them nearly invisible to the naked eye". Source. For more information, click here. There is a list of birds of Chile here.

65 comments:

  1. What a cute bird and I ove the lyrics!

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  2. Ahh...great take on the theme! Gorgeous bird.

    Happy Weekend.

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  3. It's gorgeous. Happy hunting.

    http://liz.mommyslittlecorner.com/2008/02/photo-hunt-free.html

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  4. Free as a bird. Nice take on the theme. Happy weekend.

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  5. Free as a bird! Lovely photo.

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  6. Great choice for the free theme. I love the shot of the bird and your information about it was interesting. It certainly does look fancy free as it struts about. Have a great weekend.

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  7. A beautiful bird and never a phrase more true. Enjoy your weekend.

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  8. I love that song :) Great choice for the theme!

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  9. beautiful bird, great capture!

    happy weekend! :)

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  10. How cool! Birds that are camolfauge! I've never seen this colored bird before...Funny, I too looked at it as free as a bird, come on over and have a peek!

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  11. Nice bird :) How nice if we could all feel like the bird...FREE and Soaring up in the skies :P

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  12. Great shot Mar. Both of us had the same idea in our minds. Yours on the ground while mine in the sky.

    Please do check out my photos at FREE as in FREE in Criz’s Sanctuary and FREE as in FREEDOM in Insight Criz. Have a nice weekend!

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  13. Mar what a great photo and wonderful idea, free as a bird.
    Have a great weekend.

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  14. Free bird!?
    *Ecl tries to catch it*

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  15. Free like a bird.. I want to be like that too..

    I have done mine.
    http://www.keeyit.com/index.php/2008/02/16/photo-hunter-free/

    Have a nice weekend.

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  16. This bird should indeed remain free and not caged as it has many roles to play beneficial to fellow birds and the greeneries around.

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  17. Ouh. I guess everyone would love to be as FREE as a bird. :)

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  18. oh now that is a great one, beautiful capture!

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  19. I wondered who was going to use Freebird. :)

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  20. Great take on this theme!! I could hear those words in my sons voices.. oh that was long ago! Good Post!!

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  21. He does have great camouflage!

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  22. The Song "I AM FREE....FREE FALLING" comes to my head!
    Great take on the theme! I love the bird!

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  23. Imagine such useful bird. Love your short poem.

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  24. nice shot of the bird here. nothing better than letting your self free as the birds..

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  25. Lovely photo that compliments the wonderful lines.

    Thanks for visiting.

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  26. This bird looks really funny ! It's a pity that those we have here are rather boring !

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  27. Wonderful photo. Great choice for our "free" theme.

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  28. like to be like the bird..nothing else to think about..just survive eat sleep etc etc..

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  29. Oh he is a darling Bird, Mar....
    I like him a lot! I went to the links and LOVE seeing all the pictures of this dear Bird!

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  30. That little bird is so cute! Happy Weekend!

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  31. Well now, I learned something again from you!!! I've never heard of or have I ever seen this bird species!!! Cool.

    If you haven't dropped in to veiw my 'free'...hope you can today if you find time. It's a free journey in blogland to arrive there. No, wait...it's NOT free, it's costing us to surf the 'net!! LOL No matter, hope you can visit. Happy Hunting, and have a great weekend.

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  32. Beautiful. That's for the photo and that "free as a bird" line.

    And here I am asking your vote -for free. Pleeeaaase. ;-) Thanks!

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  33. you have an informative site..really not wasting my time to view yours...have a nice weekend...
    thanks for dropping by to "deep down the heart"feel free to come back next time...its my pleasure....
    can we xchange links...hope to hear fromm you soon...

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  34. :) thanks for the educational theme. I love learning something new, and will read up on the lapwing now :)

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  35. Oh! He's beautiful! What unique coloring! :) I love the song too -- and even my KIDS love Lynard Skynard!

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  36. LynYrd SkynYrd... sheeesh! It's the vicodin!

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  37. What a neat looking bird... great shot!

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  38. Classic song and a great pic!

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  39. readin' those lyrics reminded me of his concert! hehe

    great photo for the free theme! =)

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  40. cute bird and i love that song!

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  41. Mar, thanks for the great pic and great lyrics! Happy PH! :)

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  42. Great photo for the free theme. The song brings back memories too.

    My unusual free photos are here:http://thelifeandtimesofgran.blogspot.com/2008/02/photo-hunters-free.html

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  43. Oh! I always dream of flying in the air freely just like how the birds did! That would so much "freedom"! hehe...

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  44. Now that's is a beautiful bird! Happy weekend

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  45. Great photo...LOVE that song!!

    Happy Weekend!!

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  46. Birds are indeed free they can soar up on the sky as high as they could and as free as they want. Happy weekend!
    FREE RIDE

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  47. A beautiful bird! a great capture and a great choice!

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  48. Free like a bird! If only we could fly like them!

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  49. wow! you have a very nice picture and I love the way you put consistency of the picture, indeed that is a great post for this week theme! keep it up!!!

    check mine:
    PhotoHunt-1
    PhotoHunt-2
    Have a great Weekend!!!

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  50. Nice shot.....!

    PEarl - have a good weekend

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  51. thanks for your well wishes. My surgery went well and soon I will be "as free as a bird" not hampered by all this weight.

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  52. Great picture and lovely poem!

    It also remind me of Leonard Cohen's song: 'Like a bird on a wire...'

    Wishing you a lovely week ahead :-)

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  53. Pretty bird! Great photo and have a good week.

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  54. that bird is marvelous! We have nothing like it here, so it is a joy to see it! You took a great photo.

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  55. LOL - as soon as I saw the photo pop up, I thought of the Lynyrd Skynyrd song :)
    Great take on this week's hunt theme.

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  56. i am pretty sure everyone would love to be as free as the bird :P

    great take on the theme !

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  57. What a great symbol of freedom!

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