Monday, August 25, 2014

Thematic Photographic 307 - Birds of a feather

Color me happy
London, ON
June 2014
After sticking closer to home for longer than I'd like, I've started wandering a little further out. It's a confidence thing, really, as for a while after this happened I was concerned about something happening while I was alone. I realize now I was worrying needlessly, but at the time it seemed to make sense to me.

So I headed downtown one fine morning this summer to meet a friend for tea. And on my way back I came across this bird standing on a railing on the riverside path. It was a delightfully peaceful place and time, and this very colourful animal cooperated by posing there for an overtly extended period of time. It's almost as if she (I'm guessing a she, just because) knew how lovely she was.

Your turn: With this week's theme, birds of a feather, I'd like to invite everyone to shoot a picture of a bird, or feathers, or ideally both. Share it on your blog or website, then leave a comment here letting folks know where they can find it. Visit other participants, and feel free to add more photographic fuel to the creative fire later on in the week. Hit up this link if you'd like to learn more about how Thematic works, and feel free to use the #ThematicPhotographic hashtag, too. Most of all, enjoy being out and about with your camera. It's been cathartic for me, and I'm sure the same applies to you. Thanks gang!

12 comments:

Cloudia said...
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Karen S. said...

Color me happy too. My oh my, life does have a way making us pay attention doesn't it. Thank you for sharing that link. As for your sweet feathered friend, very tweet-sweet! Here's mine

http://twincitiesblather.blogspot.com/2014/08/thematic-photographic-307-birds-of.html

Cloudia said...

Yes, it is great being out with the camera. Glad to see you, Carmi - and this nice bird shot. Here's mine:

http://comfortspiral.blogspot.com/2014/08/birds-of-feather.html

RANU CHAKRABORTY said...

Doves in the sky

http://ranusphotography.blogspot.in/2014/04/doves-in-sky.html

Gilly said...

Birds and feathers gathered here! http://gillymaccsphotos.blogspot.com

Bob Scotney said...

This is a theme I love. I even have a shot of a red-winged blackbird too - somewhere.
http://bit.ly/XP0NY5

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I have some

Things With Wings
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evasmoodboard said...

here's mine http://evasmoodboard.wordpress.com/2014/08/26/5933/

fredamans said...

Beautiful shot!

http://fredamans.blogspot.ca/2014/08/birds-of-feather-nature-notes.html

Alexia said...

That is one stunning bird!

Here's my feather collection.

photodoug said...

Carmi, the Red-Winged Blackbird is one of our favorites, especially in the early morning grasses. Thanks for sharing.

Catherine said...

Here are some birds from New Zealand.