Downy Looking Upward

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© Andrea Petersen
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Photo Info
UploadedFebruary 2, 2012
TakenJanuary 29, 2012
MakeNikon Corporation
Exposure1/125 sec at f/9
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length300 mm
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...Yield yourselves unto the Lord, and enter his sanctuary for ever and serve the Lord your God. 2 Chronicles 30: 8

In a wild bird's church,
A female Downy of the air
Climbs atop a perch
Voicing her words in prayer
Across the trees sanctuary.
Where she serves the Lord,
Not in a sheltered aviary...
But she is nature's ward,
For ever looking upward...
Poetry by me AJP

I shot this picture outside of the female Downy Woodpecker climbing the tree and I was taken by how her pretty eyes were directed upward while the twigs around her formed crosses.

Thank you so much JanElle for nominating this picture to be voted on.

16 responses

  • Brodie Day

    Brodie Day gave props (1 Feb 2012):

    Nice catch!

  • Geoff Plant

    Geoff Plant gave props (2 Feb 2012):

    absolutely BEAUTIFUL picture

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (2 Feb 2012):

    She's a beautiful for sure! Very nice closeup. We have one of these hanging around our suet feeder daily.

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (2 Feb 2012):

    This is a magazine worthy shot!! Fabulous!!!

  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon gave props (2 Feb 2012):

    What an amazing capture.. absolutely gorgeous!!

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (2 Feb 2012):

    Terrific capture of a beautiful bird!

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (2 Feb 2012):

    awesome shot.

  • Michaela K.

    Michaela K. gave props (3 Feb 2012):

    WOW, fantastic capture!!!

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (3 Feb 2012):


  • Sarah Springer

    Sarah Springer (Deleted) gave props (3 Feb 2012):

    You captured the lovely colorful feathers of this cute little guy very nicely!

  • Juanita Vivas

    Juanita Vivas (Deleted) gave props (3 Feb 2012):

    Such beautiful this !!

  • Joerg Schlagheck

    Joerg Schlagheck gave props (3 Feb 2012):

    Fantastic capture! Your patience and perseverance paid off!

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece gave props (3 Feb 2012):

    This is a very beautiful photo! I can see the crosses that you mentioned.

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (7 Feb 2012):

    Beautiful !

  • Rachelle Crockett

    Rachelle Crockett gave props (8 Feb 2012):

    Love the way you framed this shot :)


    ROCIO GUILLEN gave props (20 Feb 2012):

    Beautiful image Andrea!

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