Sitting Upright

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© Andrea Petersen
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Do good, O Lord, unto those that be good and to them that are upright in their hearts.
Psalm 125:4

Sitting upright in the snow
As he looks above the sky
To where all blessings flow
God's love beheld the eye,
Shine through upon its face.
For the birds He sets apart...
To see the prayerful grace
Is in the goodness of its heart.
Poetry by me, AJP

This little Red Bellied Woodpeaker took a break from eating suet to look heavenward when I shot this picture. These birds actually sit when they eat and at the time there was lots of snow on the feeder from one of the many storms we've had ... there is more snow predicted for tonight.

Happy Valentine's Day on the 14th!

Nikon D- 40X
Focal length 300mm
F-Number F/7.1
Exposure Time 1/200 sec.
ISO Speed ISO 320
Exposure program Manual
Through two window panes
Picture Date 2/11/2013

18 responses


    ROCIO GUILLEN gave props (13 Feb 2013):

    Very unique and beautiful pose! Great capture!


    ROCIO GUILLEN gave props (13 Feb 2013):

    Happy Valentine's Day by the way...

  • Ted Anderson

    Ted Anderson (Deleted) gave props (13 Feb 2013):

    I like the pastel-like treatment.

  • Ioana Caravan

    Ioana Caravan   gave props (13 Feb 2013):


  • Ioana Caravan

    Ioana Caravan   gave props (13 Feb 2013):

    And Happy Valentine's Day to you, Andrea!

  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon gave props (13 Feb 2013):

    Ever alert.. and beautiful. A gorgeous pose and capture! Happy Valentine`s Day to you too, Andrea!

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (13 Feb 2013):

    Happy Valentines Day, Andrea. This is an awesome shot, love the pose and the colors!!!

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (14 Feb 2013):

    Such an unusual position, well caught! Happy Valentines Day Andrea!

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (14 Feb 2013):

    What a capture! I usually see them clinging to the side of something....this is quite unique!! Happy Valentine's Day to you and Dorsey!!

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (14 Feb 2013):

    Outstanding POV and capture!! Looks like a painting from the Audobon books!

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) gave props (14 Feb 2013):

    Painterly and cute pose! Have a great Valentine's Day Andrea.

  • Jyri Vissak

    Jyri Vissak gave props (14 Feb 2013):

    Beautiful portrait here!

  • Michele Wambaugh

    Michele Wambaugh (Deleted) said (14 Feb 2013):

    Precious & beautiful!

  • Charles Rushton

    Charles Rushton said (14 Feb 2013):

    Beautiful colors.

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (17 Feb 2013):

    amazing shot! i don't think i've ever seen a pose like this on birds. super catch.

  • Lew Harford

    Lew Harford gave props (18 Feb 2013):

    I agree with Ted, the window gives the image a painterly quality.

  • je suis moi

    je suis moi gave props (23 Feb 2013):

    Well, I think this is a new form of Woodpeaker yoga.

  • Ma. Dolores Guillén Solí­s

    Ma. Dolores Guillén Solí­s gave props (25 Feb 2013):

    Excellent... I love the pose!!

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