Baltimore Oriole Drenched
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He turned the wilderness into standing water, and dry ground into water springs...Psalms 107: 33
The bedraggled Oriole looking skyward is wondering why his jelly dish is filled with water...
He braved the rain storm only to find more water...After it stopped raining I refilled his dish with jelly and he came back to eat. Although it may not have been fun for the oriole, it was the first time I had ever taken a picture of a song bird who was drenched without his getting into a bird bath and splashing around in it..I did not expect to see him get out in pouring down rain when I shot this picture through the window this past week.
We have had lots of rain storms the past few days and I am just now able to upload a picture again after my computer crashed from one of the electrical storms..We had to install a new operating system which took awhile... I am little behind in making comments and I apologize.
An Update: I was asked the question do we actually feed the birds jelly...Yes, indeed we do, but only certain birds will eat the grape jelly that we feed them and these are the ones who come to our feeder that partake in this: Baltimore Oriole, Catbird, Black Capped Chickadee, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Indigo Bunting..besides, other creatures such as Eastern Chipmunk, and squirrels. The Oriole and Catbird do not eat sunflower seeds...The Hummingbirds of course do not either and they like nectar. The Grosbeaks, Goldfinch, Cardinals, Bluejays Chickadees, Sparrows, Junco's, Nuthatch, Chipmunks, and Squirrels or any others that I have missed all like Sunflower Seeds to supplement their diet. I was delighted to see a baby Red Squirrel come to the feeder today..I made friends with its Mama.
Thank you for those who think this picture looks like a painting...I really didn't do anything outside of working with the contrast and reducing the grain in photo shop.... The rain pouring down when I shot this picture makes it look painterly..and shooting through the window which acts as another filter. Plus opening my aperture with a very slow shutter speed to compensate for the dim lighting also helped.
Thank you so much Leslie Hunziker for the generous spotlight. I so appreciate it!
Also by Andrea Petersen
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