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A sad thing happened as we were driving to Eyebrook resevoir on this sunny weekend. A partridge flew into the side of another car, and fell into the road in front of us, as we were waiting to turn. I could see him still moving, so got out of the car to see if I could do anything. I picked him up in my hands to carry him to the side of the road, but the life quickly faded from his shattered body. As I laid him on the grass, I realised that no matter how insignificant his life seemed when viewed in the context of things, to him it was everything - and it was all taken away in a split second. This experience profoundly moved and saddened both my partner and me, so I felt that in some way, this photo taken on the day of his passing might serve as some memorial to his life and ultimate end, and to the passing of all similar "insignificant" living things, with whom we all share this life, and ultimately this same fading away.

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Comments (6)

Rosalyn Hilborne on December 12, 2012

Always a sad experience. It hasn't happened to me very often but when I managed to stop for a young deer and it ran back the other way, a car came around the bend and sadly killed him. That driver as very upset as well. This is a beautiful picture. L&F. Best regards, Rosa.

Rottweiler on December 24, 2012

Thanks for the understanding comment Rosa - it isn't a very pleasent experience when things like this happen.

Thanks for the like and fav!

Best Wishes, Rottweiler

Ines Spannbauer on January 4, 2013

A sad story, but a wonderful picture! ~LIKE 1~

Greetings from Germany, Ines

esseil panoramio on January 14, 2013

Wonderful pic! LIKE and VOTED. Greetings,esseil

ALLWO - I LIKE PANOR… on January 30, 2013
  • LIKE 3 für Deine herrliche Landschaft und alles Gute von Wolfgang aus Deutschland
Rottweiler on February 1, 2013

Thank you for the comments, votes and likes!

Best Wishes, Rottweiler

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on December 10, 2012
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Rottweiler
    • Taken on 2012/10/06 17:12:04
    • Exposure: 0.010s (1/100)
    • Focal Length: 80.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/14.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO400
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash