Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Wordless Wednesday - The bird of Tower 8


I'm so pretty
Deerfield Beach, FL, December 2008 [Click to enlarge]


We noticed this little munchkin as we sat on the beach and watched the sun rise (see here for more.) She was still there after an hour, sitting quietly on her perch at the base of the lifeguard tower. As you can tell, she let us get pretty close.

Your turn: This photo is the final one in our "simple" series. If you'd like to share a simple photo of your own, please click here. I'll be posting the new Thematic Photographic image tomorrow (Wednesday) at 7:00 p.m. Eastern. Next week's theme will be "down". I'm already looking forward to seeing what you come up with.

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30 comments:

Vodka Mom said...

That is an incredible shot. I love it......

Cloudia said...

I concur: a wonderful shot of your little friend! aloha-

photowannabe said...

Beautiful. She looks like she is dressed in velvet.

Daddy Forever said...

Nice photo. I'm amazed you were able to get so close. I tend to scare away birds when I try to take a photo with my little point and shoot.

Mojo said...

One more astonishing photo from the Carmi Collection. Wow. Every detail knife sharp. And lighted perfectly. Simply incredible. You always manage to leave me wondering how you did that. Wicked fast shutter? Image stabilized lenses? Or just no pulse?

Whatever the secret is, I'm glad you choose to share the results with the rest of us.

Hilary said...

Mourning doves sure are lovely .. none too bright.. but lovely. :)

Sara Bonds said...

That is amazing that she let you get so close. Great shot.

Happy WW!

Tink *~*~* said...

Looks like a mourning dove - they're so sweet, but 'round these parts they are a bit skittish, and I never would have gotten as close as you did.

Got some birds myself this week.

Tink *~*~*
My Mobile Adventures *~*~* Presents: The Feast - Sanibel Island, Florida

Momstart said...

What kind of lens did you use to get that close

The World In The Eyes Of Brothers said...

Lovely Picture. Happy WW

Marsha said...

This is a beautiful shot!

My WW is also the result of a close up moment with one of nature's creatures.

Indrani said...

Quite a cooperating friend! Nice shot!

Bloggers said...

That is so cute! my WW is up on Prepared for Survival

Shangrila said...

So very beautiful, she looks so patient!

Beth F said...

Wow! the eye is great.

Maureen Hayes said...

I'm surprised she let you get so close, birds are generally so skittish. I love the colors, from the lighter browns to the deep chocolate color. Great capture!

Karen H. said...

Very nice. And your blog title sounds like it could be a BOOK title.

Mine's up, too.

Debbie @Like a Rose said...

Great photo!

I love the post below too. Well said.

DNLee said...

Happy ww. I have a caption for this photo - Morning with the Mourning Dove.

Daryl said...

Looks a bit like a Mourning Dove but its color is odd .. must be a Florida tan ... that's it .. a tan!

Indigo said...

Such a great shot. I've got a simple one myself today.

Mira said...

Very nice photo, beautiful bird.

lisaschaos said...

Beautiful Mourning Dove!

The Social Frog said...

What a beautiful picture :)

Øyvind said...

Happy WW! Very pretty! I love the sharpness and how you captured her eye.

Øyvind said...

Happy WW! Very pretty! I love the sharpness and how you captured her eye.

Mama Zen said...

Great shot!

Monochrome Friday said...

Nice bird shot! Hope you can also share you beautiful photos in our meme.

rashbre said...

Nice shot and great colours. Would almost qualify for the *tsk tsk* F Y Penguin site. I'll refrain from a direct link here, but its in my sidebar.

kenju said...

Here's looking at you, Babe.