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Wake up Honey by AlchemyOtaku17 Wake up Honey by AlchemyOtaku17
This was possibly the sadest thing I've ever seen. The boy bird flew into my family's car while he was with his mate. He died and the girl bird wouldn't leave his side, no matter how close I got with my camera or when the ants started crawling over the boy bird.
It makes me wonder if animals are capable of feelings like love. Why else would she have stayed when in possible danger?

EDIT: Whoa! I've never had such a positive responce before on any of my work, let alone my photography. I may not respond to every comment, but believe me, I have read every one and really appreciate all of the stories and thoughts that were provoked. I feel kindof embarrassed because I didn't spend much time on this picture and had a couple other shots that were good, but I had no clue it would make it to the front page! Thanks again :heart:

If you want the 2000x2000 pixel image without the watermark for a project or something you can note me. I really hate putting watermarks on my work, but I'm just being cautious of art theft that commenters have brought up.

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anizza19 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
sad..
but i think the girl bird got injured and couldn't fly then...look closer to her left foot, like sprained.
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Escritora2Aliasfox Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Los animales tal vez no esten tan desarrollados como nosotros en algunos aspectos, pero eso no significa que no tengan ciertas capacidades que merezcan un respeto o un mínimo de atención. A la humanidad le ha costado (y le sigue costando) demasiado aceptar esto, es por eso que algunos científicos estan luchando desesperadamente por mejorar sus derechos.
Es triste lo que pasó, pero es tierno que lo transmitieras.

...Aun asi...me preocupa un poco que casualment tengas como tres imágenes tan buenas de pájaros muertos. Tu puedes decir lo que quieras, pero no es común encontrarse algo así de forma casual...solo espero y deseo que no lo hayas hecho tu. (Entiende que me preocupe)


Animals maybe are not so developed as humans in some aspects, but that does not mean they have not certain capacitys which deserve a respect or a minimal of atention. Humanity needed (and still does) too much time to acept this, and is that why some scientifis are fighting desperately for getting them better rights.
it is sad what happened, but is sweet that you transmited it.

...however...im a little worried becouse yo casually have like 3 images with so good quality of dead birds. You can say whaterver you want,  but is not commun to casually find something like this...i just wish you didn't do it. (please, understand my concern)
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crazynoggin Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
So sad... I cried.
Of course animals have feelings. Humans are animals too.
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Rizzobaby Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Aw.. Very emotional picture.. :(
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Randamu-Chan Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:' (
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TheFlamingMushroom Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014   Writer
It's amazing how one simple picture like this can have such an emotional effect

*goes to corner* :iconcryforeverplz:
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FrostyFennec Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014
Powerful.
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Erumike-Love Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Hobbyist Artist

  /l、
゙(゚、 。 7
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 じしf_, )ノ This is sad.
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S-Baptista-Art Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Student General Artist
Birds are such an amazing species...
I like this shot! Congratz!
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Zoba22 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The TV, the pictures and even the experience in our lives can confirm that animals "feel". We must stop hesitation. See what happens with the dolphins, they kill without compassion, and they, in turn, are sociable and help the human being, or ask for help ... (On YouTube there is a video of a dolphin diver asks the help). How Siberian Tigers? To use their bodies mutilated. There are very few, between 400 and 500, as read ... Then I wonder ... Are not we the insensitive animal that exists in this world?

I can not write "what a lovely picture," because it makes me very sad, but no photos like yours, there would be evidence of such feelings. I imagine your anguish. Sorry for the sermon. A greeting.

La televisión, las fotos y hasta la experiencia en nuestras vidas pueden confirmar que los animales "sentimos". Hay que dejar de dudarlo. Mira lo que ocurre con los delfines, los matan sin compasión, y ellos, en cambio, son sociables y ayudan al ser humano, o piden ayuda... (En Youtube hay un video de un delfín que pide al buzo ayuda). ¿Y los tigres siberianos? Mutilados para utilizar sus órganos. Quedan muy pocos, entre 400 y 500, según leí... Entonces me pregunto... ¿No somos el animal más insensible que existe en este mundo?

No puedo escribir "qué linda foto", porque me produce mucha tristeza, pero si no hay fotos como las tuyas, no habría evidencia de tales sentimientos. Me imagino tu angustia. Perdón por el sermón. Un saludo.
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Zoba22 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
<font><font>El televisor, las Imágenes e inclusó la experiencia realizada en Nuestras Vidas pueden Confirmar Que Los Animales "se Sienten". </font></font><font><font>TENEMOS Que Dejar de dudar. </font></font><font><font>Vea Lo Que SUCEDE con los delfines, matan pecado Compasión, y Ellos, un su Vez, hijo sociables y Ayudan al Ser Humano, o pedir Ayuda ... </font></font><font><font>(En YouTube Hay Un Video de la ONU buzo delfines Pide de la Ayuda). </font></font><font><font>Como. tigres siberianos? </font></font><font><font>Párr utilizar suspensiones Cuerpos mutilados. </font></font><font><font>Hay MUY POCOS, Entre 400 y 500, se del como lee .. . </font></font><font><font>'entonces' Me Pregunto ... </font></font><font><font>No ESTAMOS al insensibilidad Que EXISTE en Este Mundo? </font></font><font><font>No Puedo ESCRIBIR "Lo Que Una imagen preciosa," porque me HACE muy triste, Pero No Hay fotos de Como la Suya, no habria Evidencia de cuentos Sentimientos. </font></font><font><font>Me Imagino Que tu angustia. </font></font><font><font>Lo Siento Por el sermón. </font></font><font><font>Un saludo.</font></font>


<font><font>La Televisión, las fotos y la del hasta Experiencia en Nuestras Vidas pueden Confirmar Que Los Animales "Sentimos". </font><font>Hay Que Dejar de dudarlo. </font><font>Mira Lo Que ocurre con los delfines, los matan pecado Compasión, y Ellos, en Cambio, hijo sociables y Ayudan al Ser Humano, o PIDEN Ayuda ... </font><font>(En Youtube Hay Un vídeo de la ONU delfín Que Pide al buzo Ayuda). </font><font>¿Y los tigres siberianos? </font><font>Mutilados párr utilizar SUS ORGANOS. </font><font>Quedan Pocos muy, Entre 400 y 500, Segun lei ... </font><font>'Entonces' Me Pregunto ... </font><font>¿No somos animales Más Que EXISTE EL insensible en Este Mundo? </font><font>No Puedo ESCRIBIR "Qué linda foto", Porque Me produzco mucha tristeza, Pero si no heno fotos Como las tuyas, no habria Evidencia de cuentos Sentimientos. </font><font>Me Imagino tu angustia. </font><font>Perdón por El sermón. </font><font>Un saludo.</font></font>

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Zoba22 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Please delete this comment that I got wrong. I'll repeat but without the <font>. Excuse me. Delete this too.
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Kalitu Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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Dessy-Williamson Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Student General Artist
It does look so that the living bird has a hurt leg. But I know for a fact that animals do love and have attached feelings. Any animal mourns for a dead loved one. As any bear would do if their cub dies or a mother bird if her chicks died. And no doubt if a dog's owner died. It happens everywhere. Animals have feeling too. This is an amazing shot captured. It is very sad, though and reminds me of a few things I've seen before.
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AWKYWOLF99 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so sad!
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bigcheda Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
I didnt think there was a way out finding this was the greatest thing thats ever happened this put me in the lap of luxury this could be your big break
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mick8789 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
I had to prove that I could amount to something I was so lucky to have found this now nobody disrespects me you can have a chance too
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fleurelia Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
So sad, aww... :(
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Th3DaVinci Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013
I don't wanna' destroy the mood here, but I think the living bird has actually a broken leg and that is why he maybe can't start off.
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Miss-Ashlynn Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist
Ow my god I'm an idiot! I just read the caption and realized the other bird was dead.... Wow um, well this is awkward...
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Miss-Ashlynn Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist
This is adorable!
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kakuyaa Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful... :(
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youngrookieartist12 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this exact same thing happened to me with some parrots, i was practically crying
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SuleymanBulutistatis Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
Sad...
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shuning15 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:iconcryforeverplz:
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FlowingAmber Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist
Poor little cute thing. ;_;
though I love this shot, it's just so sad :'(
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Windstern Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
Oh, the poor birds
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shinigami-ninja153 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013
That's so sad.
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JellyMonstah Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I really love this ;n; this is very touching
its hard to find someone that would actually do that :(
so much loove for this :O


Im curious though....what happened to the girl bird??? *o*
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133eevee133 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
Awwwwww I'm gonna fav..
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commonnighthawk Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
Human are not the only animal to have emotion. Yet why this bird stay is a mystery. The trouble with emotion is dose not translate between species.
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BlueScarlet77 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Who says love never dies.
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ScottMan2th Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
even tiny hearts can break
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Distraughtamus Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
such an arresting image poor birdies but great shot
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CierraWinkelmann Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
poor thing ! i'm sure animals have feelings too. i can't imagine any creature not having some sort of emotion.

this is sad & beautiful at the same time. it shows how bonded she was with the other bird. :crying:
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Linkification Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
;-; You gonna make me cry.
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shadowmeuf Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012
awwwh ;n; this definitely shows that animals feel love... <3
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Blue-BirdPhotography Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Student Photographer
Aww that's so sad :*(
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OeiOei Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Student General Artist
This will always be the most beautiful and emotional photo on DeviantArt
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Sweet-Mint Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Sad
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joe-kimochi Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
so sad
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alexandramillerlite Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Student General Artist
Oh. my. god. He fainted! :faint: jking... Yea but seriously poor little bird.. this is really sad. :( I feel bad for her.
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Brightfern Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Sad. D:
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ingeline-art Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012   Traditional Artist
Oh I am so very sad for you!!!
It must be a horrible adventure for you!
I think also that animals has feeling like love!!!
Please don't be so sad about it -
sometimes in life such thing happens!
But it not your fault !
Greetings,hugs and much love from Ingeline ;-)))
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coolwolfbro Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
so sad
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