Bird on a Rusty Stairstep

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© Andrea Petersen
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Photo Info
UploadedNovember 12, 2012
TakenOctober 20, 2012
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D7000
Exposure1/200 sec at f/13
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length105 mm
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O my dove, that art in the clefts of the rock, in the secret places of the stairs, let me see thy countenance, let me hear thy voice for sweet is thy voice, and thy countenance is comely. Song of Solomon 2: 14

A bird of the air
Who lives in town
Flew all around
Up and down
On rusty stairs
To rest there.

The step is gritty
And not pretty
To human eyes
But to a tired bird
In his own world
It is paradise.
Poetry by me, AJP

I shot a few pictures last month of sparrows who had taken residence on an old rusty stairway on the back of a Convenience Store where there used to be an office above, and caught this bird near the bottom of the step..The old stairway was adjacent to where my husband was getting air in his tires in town and I had time to kill:)

18 responses

  • Lynn E. Harvey

    Lynn E. Harvey gave props (12 Nov 2012):

    Wonderful theme entry and the little bird makes it , just perfect.

  • Evelyne Schulte

    Evelyne Schulte gave props (12 Nov 2012):

    Beautiful entry !

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (12 Nov 2012):

    love it! great tones.

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (12 Nov 2012):

    An excellent capture, and great job of spotting the sparrow! I really like the tones, too!

  • Jyri Vissak

    Jyri Vissak gave props (12 Nov 2012):

    Well seen and presented!

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) gave props (12 Nov 2012):

    Love the tone and the wonderful poem!

  • Patty Gross

    Patty Gross (Deleted) gave props (12 Nov 2012):

    The tone is perfect for this scene! Very creative shot, Andrea. Excellent for this theme!!!

  • Michele Wambaugh

    Michele Wambaugh (Deleted) said (12 Nov 2012):

    Nice treatment, Andrea! Perfect 4 theme!

  • Ioana Caravan

    Ioana Caravan   gave props (12 Nov 2012):

    Great entry!

  • Geoff Plant

    Geoff Plant gave props (13 Nov 2012):


  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon gave props (13 Nov 2012):

    A peaceful spot to perch, and what a great capture of this steep stairway! Excellent entry!

  • Sarah Springer

    Sarah Springer (Deleted) gave props (13 Nov 2012):

    An excellent process for this very cool pov....vintage vibe is awesome

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece gave props (13 Nov 2012):

    I like the vintage look to go with the rusty stairway. The little sparrow adds to this photo.

  • Zapata Juan P

    Zapata Juan P   gave props (14 Nov 2012):

    Fantastic for the theme. Well done

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (14 Nov 2012):

    this is excellent, I love the tones, very mysterious as well, nice entry, Andrea

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes gave props (18 Nov 2012):

    Like a scene out of an edgy mystery/thriller. Wonderful entry, my friend.

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (19 Nov 2012):

    Two thumbs way UP! for this JPG Theme Park entry!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen said (29 Nov 2012):

    Thank you all for your kind words...

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