Sacred Wings

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© Andrea Petersen

Photo license: © All rights reserved

Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God. St Matthew 5: 8

In God's sanctuary
A song bird sings
The heart they carry
With sacred wings...
Tho' he can't observe
The art on the board
For the purpose it serves
Unless turned around.
To the other side...
He blesses the Lord
Who is his guide
On his journey bound.

Poetry by me AJP

I recently propped up a a little board on the window ledge (that I painted on several years ago)
for the purpose of manually pre-focusing on it to get a sharper focus of the song birds who are moving constantly on the other side of the glass.......The old window being rolled glass makes it challenging to get a good focus as it presents wavy distortions in the pattern of the glass.

Camera Model: Nikon D-40X
F-Number F/8
Focal length 116mm
Exposure Time 1/100 sec.
ISO Speed ISO 100
Exposure program Manual
Date of picture 3/12/2013

7 responses

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett   gave props (13 Mar 2013):

    That technique sure works well...nice sharp image. The finch has such beautiful feathers.`

  • James Wiley

    James Wiley gave props (13 Mar 2013):

    The bird seems to enjoy your painting and so do I!

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (14 Mar 2013):

    Nice art, Andrea! Great idea to use it for focusing purposes!

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (14 Mar 2013):

    so cool, looks like the little guy is taking in some artwork along with his breakfast.

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield   gave props (15 Mar 2013):

    What a clever idea, and the result is terrific!!

  • JanElle

    JanElle   gave props (16 Mar 2013):

    I love the artwork, what a clever idea, too. A very interesting perspective in this excellent and delightful capture!

  • Ioana Caravan

    Ioana Caravan   gave props (23 Mar 2013):

    Great result! I love this shot!

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