Behind the Curtain

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© Andrea Petersen
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...See now I dwell in an house of cedar but the ark of God dwelleth within curtains..2 Samuel 7: 2

Behind the curtain
A bird with courage
Will most certain
Perform on stage.

Through the window...
Was Mr. Blue Jay
Who brought his show
Within the frame
Without the fame,
Ere' he flew away.
Poetry by me AJP

Normally I like to shoot close ups of birds but I caught this blue jay yesterday just as he was about to depart and I was so far back, that the old window pane framed the bird.

Camera Model Nikon D7000
Focal length 105mm
F Number F/6.3
Exposure Time 1/125 sec.
ISO Speed ISO 250
Exposure Program Aperture Priority
Exposure Compensation 1+3
Date of picture, 2/26/2013

16 responses

  • Maggie Posh

    Maggie Posh (Deleted) gave props (27 Feb 2013):

    This bird know's your spying on him from behind the curtain, This is such a great photo, i love it

  • Sarah Springer

    Sarah Springer (Deleted) gave props (27 Feb 2013):

    Your composition in this lovely blue jay image is perfect those jays

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (27 Feb 2013):

    I love the through the window with the window pane and curtain showing!!! Mr Blue Jay does seem to have his eye on you : )

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (27 Feb 2013):

    Very artistic image! Like a bluejay painting.

  • Michaela K.

    Michaela K. gave props (27 Feb 2013):

    wonderful frame

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (27 Feb 2013):

    Wow! Beautifully framed, and I love the drape of the curtain. A superb shot!!

  • je suis moi

    je suis moi gave props (27 Feb 2013):

    I really like this !! And the frame also..

  • Betty Maxey

    Betty Maxey   gave props (27 Feb 2013):

    Wow, this is fantastic!!! LOVE it!!!

  • Betty Maxey

    Betty Maxey   gave props (27 Feb 2013):

    Wow, this is fantastic!!! LOVE it!!!

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (27 Feb 2013):


  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon gave props (27 Feb 2013):

    Looks like he`s watching you, too. A beautiful capture! I love the way the curtain and window frame the image.

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (27 Feb 2013):

    i love the framing in this! perfect with the curtain on one side and the windowsill on the other! wonderful.

  • Michele Wambaugh

    Michele Wambaugh (Deleted) gave props (28 Feb 2013):


  • Nadeem Shafi

    Nadeem Shafi gave props (3 Mar 2013):

    So many parts of this I love, esp. how its internally framed in different ways.

  • Lew Harford

    Lew Harford gave props (5 Mar 2013):

    Nicely done. Including the window is such a nice touch. Most times we are trying to shoot through the windows without anyone knowing. Nice image!

  • Lynn E. Harvey

    Lynn E. Harvey gave props (6 Mar 2013):

    I love the contrast of the seed, feeder and delicate layer of the curtains with the blue in the bird.

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