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birds of a feather

Posted by
Carol (Leamington, Canada) on 9 March 2013 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

The very idea of a bird is a symbol and a suggestion to the poet. A bird seems to be at the top of the scale, so vehement and intense his life. . . . The beautiful vagabonds, endowed with every grace, masters of all climes, and knowing no bounds -- how many human aspirations are realised in their free, holiday-lives -- and how many suggestions to the poet in their flight and song!

~John Burroughs, Birds and Poets, 1887
~US essayist & naturalist (1837 - 1921)

OLYMPUS u710,S710 1/640 second F/5.7 ISO 64 20 mm


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PATRICK from miramas, France

splendid capture

9 Mar 2013 7:29am

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

nice capture

9 Mar 2013 8:40am

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

How clever of you to capture this, and an uneven number to boot, which is most artistic. I really like the silhouetted birds.

9 Mar 2013 4:37pm

destani from mashhad, Iran

Great shot ! wonderful image . 5*****

9 Mar 2013 7:32pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Love how the birds decorate the tree; beautifully captured with a great mood!

9 Mar 2013 8:02pm

Kate from EXETER, United Kingdom

Did you know Carol that the older more dominant birds get the top branches and they young immature birds lower ones, this is not for the view or vantage point, but because its not so lucky to get pooed on :-)

9 Mar 2013 8:05pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

I like the silhouette of these birds decorating this tree. I am a bird lover anyway. Have a lovely weekend.

9 Mar 2013 9:28pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

The detail here is magnificent. You can see their beaks! I love how they are just sitting there taking in the view. Something I would love to do! This is beautiful and I love the quote!

10 Mar 2013 1:59am

Abena from Illinois, United States

About birds, true, very true ! Birds in themselves are poetic, the way they take flight and being free as a bird. Clever framing and the birds, I like it !

10 Mar 2013 11:21pm

Laurette from Johannesburg - Fourways, South Africa

A wonderful composition with a marvelous perspective Carol and the birds stand out beautifully against the light background. Love your title and a very beautiful quote. Beautifully seen and captured !

11 Mar 2013 10:11am

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice & so beautiful!!!!

12 Mar 2013 8:58pm

OLYMPUS u710,S710
1/640 second
ISO 64
20 mm