Breakfast under snow

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© Andrea Petersen

Photo license: © All rights reserved

He that received went and digged in the earth..St. Matthew 25: 18

A blue jay on earth
Found why it was worth
Digging neath' the snow...
To himself, he thought
The seeds buried below
For which he sought
If not hidden by snow...
Would bring him value
In the kingdom he knew..

Poetry by me, AJP

This was the scene we woke up to early this morning.... it had snowed overnight. We have more snow predicted before the day is over and another storm coming on Monday.

These are two pictures that I shot in sequence of this same blue jay who on the left side was contemplating the idea of digging under the snow for his breakfast.of sunflower seeds. You can see the wheels turning in his head before he took action and on the right side he got to it..Of course the feeder was cleared off soon after I shot this picture and dry seeds were delivered to him (minus the snowy white tablecloth:)

Camera Model Nikon D7000
Focal length 105mm
F-Number F5/6
Exposure time 1/40 sec.
ISO 100
Exposure program: Aperture priority
Date of picture, February 22, 2013

12 responses

  • Michele Wambaugh

    Michele Wambaugh (Deleted) said (22 Feb 2013):

    Delightful! :)

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett   gave props (22 Feb 2013):

    Well done!! I hope he didn't have to dig TOO far for his breakfast.

  • Ioana Caravan

    Ioana Caravan   gave props (22 Feb 2013):

    I love the way that you combined the two shots!

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (22 Feb 2013):

    I also love the way that you combined the two shots! The birds know to go to your feeders to get food from in the winter. You take such good care of them : )

  • Betty Maxey

    Betty Maxey   gave props (22 Feb 2013):

    And you got the catch light in the eye.....not an easy thing thing to do! And so very important when submitting for any judging!

  • je suis moi

    je suis moi   gave props (23 Feb 2013):

    Hummm. This won't be easy, but here I go !!

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield   gave props (24 Feb 2013):

    Well done! I never would have known it was 2 shots....I thought it was 2 different birds!!

  • JanElle

    JanElle   gave props (24 Feb 2013):

    I second Susan`s comment.. what a great combo capture of this clever fellow! Love it!

  • Ma. Dolores Guillén Solís

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

    A great image of this beautiful bird!

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins   gave props (25 Feb 2013):

    Cute and creative!

  • Nadeem Shafi

    Nadeem Shafi   gave props (25 Feb 2013):

    Oh, I've missed taking in your lovely bird captures, Andrea. Yet another one here.

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (27 Feb 2013):

    ha, made me smile! you just know what the little guy on the left is thinking.

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