Very Berry

http://www.vimeo.com/22437850

As springtime begins to unfold and birds are preparing to nest, I thought I would share some photographs and video taken over last year (some are two years old).

What as always amazed me is the symbiotic relationship between trees/berry shrubs and birds to facilitate their survival and propagation. By swallowing the berries whole, birds digest the fruit’s pulp and over time expel the seed (nut) in a different locale. With luck and some help from nature, a new tree or berry shrub starts its life. Over the years we have been the recipients of such gifts and our home is surrounded by berries and trees bearing fruit. The more berries, the more birds, and so on and on… Thanks for the gifts!

Enjoy the show,
Leo

Elements used in this production:
~ I asked Don DesJardin at http://www.Vimeo.com for some clips of wild birds eating berries, and as usual he was generous and open to sharing. Thanks Don!
~ Have used HDR (pseudo) treatments of single photographs to accentuate the images.
~ Also, digital art has been applied to several other photographs.
~ Several images were gotten from the web (they were taken in Massachusetts and New Hampshire)
~ Sound recordings of birds are true to the species.
~ All berries are delicious!

Hopefully I was able to show the interdependency of flora and fauna to benefit each other in differing ways.

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