Saturday, 24 March 2007

Tangled Nest

Tangled Nest

While walking back from the mountain, there was tangled object hanging from a tree looking like a nest. I think that it was tied by someone with an itchy hand. Framed the composition, checked exposure and aperture, take a photo, notice that it had great contrast and walked away. This photo was processed with a Velvia look. More saturated colours and vignette at the corners.

A nest is place of refuge built to hold an animal's eggs and/or provide a place to raise their offspring. They are usually made of some organic material such as twigs, grass, and leaves; or may simply be a depression in the ground, or a hole in a tree, rock or building. Sometimes available human made materials such as string, plastic, cloth, hair, paper, etc. may be used as well.

Generally each species has a distinctive style of nest. Nests can be found in many different habitats.

Nests are built primarily by birds, but also by mammals, fish, insects and reptiles.

They may have some or all of the following zones: attachment; outer decorative layer; structural layer; lining.

Some birds will build nests in trees, some (such as vultures, eagles, and many seabirds like Kittiwakes) will build them on rocky ledges, and others nest on the ground or in burrows.

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