Waiting to be fed

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© Andrea Petersen
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UploadedDecember 4, 2012
TakenDecember 4, 2012
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D7000
Exposure1/125 sec at f/11
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length75 mm
ISO400
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Trust in the Lord, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed. Rest in the Lord and wait patiently for Him. Psalms 37: 3-7

Two blue jays wait

But knew ahead

If we are late,

They'd still be fed.

With trust they stood

In line for food...

Poetry by me, AJP

I was a little bit later than usual this morning to refill the feeder and these feathered friends were waiting patiently for their sunflower seeds. Usually we see them waiting for a squirrel to finish eating. I fed them right after I shot this picture. .Both bird feeders are refilled more than once during the day and they keep us busy, but the wild song birds are worth their weight in gold for the pleasure and the pictures they allow us as humans to take of them. First of all we must gain their trust.

This was shot through the two window panes plus we weatherized the storm window with clear plastic for the winter...The sun was shining brightly and reflective besides so it was a little difficult to focus, but thankfully I got one picture decent enough to post for today.

15 responses

  • JanElle

    JanElle   said (4 Dec 2012):

    Beautiful capture of these two jays together. They just love those seeds and it`s well worth the wait for them, I`m sure. They look quite content as they contemplate lunch :)

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett   gave props (4 Dec 2012):

    All that extra layering makes a nice filter!! I feel like you about spending too much on bird seed, but I don't have dogs and cats - wild birds are my pets. I also have noticed that many birds are courteous to each other waiting in a queue for the feeder. It's almost like planes at the airport waiting in line to take off!

  • Michele Wambaugh

    Michele Wambaugh (Deleted) said (4 Dec 2012):

    Very beautiful, Andrea!

  • JamesHarmon McQuilkin

    JamesHarmon McQuilkin   gave props (4 Dec 2012):

    brilliantly seen and captured--love the glow

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (4 Dec 2012):

    Wonderful capture!!! They have your number my friend!

  • rashmi a

    rashmi a gave props (4 Dec 2012):

    Very nice capture,the poetry is equally very nice.You are so talented Andrea.

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins   gave props (5 Dec 2012):

    I know how you feel about the birds. We have been feeding them since the snowstorm of 1993 here in Tn. They are a joy to watch. This pair of jays are beauties!

  • rekha nag

    rekha nag gave props (5 Dec 2012):

    what a lovely capture!!

  • Valentin

    Valentin gave props (5 Dec 2012):

    Fantastic work amazing scene and astonishing details!

  • Geoff Plant

    Geoff Plant   gave props (5 Dec 2012):

    Absolutely BEAUTIFUL picture. well spotted and captured

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (5 Dec 2012):

    I agree with Don, the extra layers that you shoot through seem to make an excellent filter! The colors and focus in this shot is fantastic. Love the composition, narrative and poem : )

  • Shirley Valencia

    Shirley Valencia gave props (5 Dec 2012):

    I love bluejays...... This is a super capture

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield   gave props (6 Dec 2012):

    I can't believe you're shooting through two panes and plastic!! These photos are outstanding in their clarity and detail!! Another excellent capture.

  • je suis moi

    je suis moi   gave props (6 Dec 2012):

    Hummm - she must have forgotten to set her alarm clock. Very nice pix.

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (7 Dec 2012):

    ha, they can be very impatient too! the ones in our yard can be quite aggressive. super capture. hope your enjoying the holiday season!

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