Dark Eyed Junco ("Slate colored form")

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© Andrea Petersen
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My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O Lord, in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up. Psalm 5: 3

Keeping good cheer
Throughout the year
Is not easy to do
For this cold Junco

With only feathers to wear
To maintain body heat,
Their constant prayer
Is to find plenty to eat...

We hear them rejoice..
And so gladly sing..
When given God's choice
To live until spring...

Poetry by me AJP

This was a difficult shot as we weatherize our windows and it was challenging to manually focus through two window panes.. plus the plastic over the storm window had vapor between from the frost...so I knelt underneath where there was a clearer spot and angled my camera upwards. .

I have the utmost respect for these brave little survivors who come to our bird feeder daily but without helping them along over the winter with sunflower seeds the birds would have a pretty rough existence...

13 responses

  • Dunja Kolar

    Dunja Kolar gave props (6 Dec 2011):

    great photo

  • Carol Holmes

    Carol Holmes gave props (7 Dec 2011):

    two panes and some plastic made a great filter....lovely

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (7 Dec 2011):

    Beautiful little guy! Looks like he is posing for you. In this case, your weatherizing really enhanced the shot.

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (7 Dec 2011):

    I am with Carol. It created a fabulous filter. A very very awesome shot!!

  • Iztok Urh

    Iztok Urh gave props (7 Dec 2011):

    Great photo!!

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (7 Dec 2011):

    amazing job on this Andrea! it's beautiful.

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (7 Dec 2011):

    You did an excellent job of getting this photo - it is beautiful and the plastic did act like a filter : )

  • Judy and Wayne Wanamaker

    Judy and Wayne Wanamaker gave props (7 Dec 2011):

    Your patience paid off in taking this shot! A wonderful closeup of this adorable little junco.

  • Joy B

    Joy B gave props (7 Dec 2011):

    Love the effect your filters created!

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (7 Dec 2011):

    I love it!

  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon gave props (8 Dec 2011):

    That is a great filter.. I love the pose and beautiful lighting in this shot, one of my favorite birds, too!

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (9 Dec 2011):

    great job on this one,very cute !

  • linda woods

    linda woods gave props (21 Dec 2011):

    SO beautiful. The colors and light are magnificent.

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