Male Purple Finch

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© Andrea Petersen
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For verily he took on himself the nature of angels....
Hebrews 2:16

God signed
Without words
The nature of angels
thru' His birds..
He designed
With His hands
The Purple Finch.
Every inch,
Of their tiny size
He made them wise
For mankind...

Poetry by myself AJP

94 responses

  • cyril caine

    cyril caine said (23 Nov 2008):


  • Donna Whitecotton

    Donna Whitecotton gave props (23 Nov 2008):

    Outstandingly Beautiful....Wow

  • Aubrey's Oma

    Aubrey's Oma (Deleted) gave props (23 Nov 2008):

    WOW! Outstanding!!

  • Lynn H

    Lynn H (Deleted) gave props (23 Nov 2008):

    WOW! Gorgeous

  • david ong

    david ong gave props (23 Nov 2008):

    Andrea this is awesome!

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (23 Nov 2008):

    Love the shot, love the words...

  • Jyri Vissak

    Jyri Vissak gave props (24 Nov 2008):

    Nice colours and clarity! Well done.

  • Michael Lynch

    Michael Lynch gave props (24 Nov 2008):

    Excellent shot&really cool background! Happy Holidays !

  • Martie Last

    Martie Last said (24 Nov 2008):

    WOW!!! Excellent DOF and clarity! This really pops!

  • Judy Wanamaker

    Judy Wanamaker (Deleted) gave props (24 Nov 2008):

    Wonderfully captured! What an amazingly beautiful little bird! He looks great against the lovely background too. Sharp photo, Andrea.

  • Rob Roy

    Rob Roy (Deleted) gave props (24 Nov 2008):

    Your absolute best yet, Andrea!!! The bird is just so VERY good looking that it appears not to be real!! And that background --WOW! Both the lighting AND the colors on BOTH are phenomenal!! Take at least 3 bows on this one, my friend!!! WUNDERBAR!!!

  • Rob Roy

    Rob Roy (Deleted) said (24 Nov 2008):

    I was so absolutely dazzled by the photo that I forgot to compliment your marvelous text!! Congratulations on both!! I AM SUPER IMPRESSED!!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (24 Nov 2008):

    Thank you all for your kind words ...I love birds and they inspire me to do the best of my abilities.


    LAM KHIN THET said (26 Nov 2008):

    Eye-catching shot.

  • Mayette Ignacio

    Mayette Ignacio gave props (28 Nov 2008):

    Amazing photo, details, colors, the way the head was slightly titled as id listening to you recite your poem. Thank you, for a soothing photo and poem for the soul.

  • Robert Duncan

    Robert Duncan   gave props (29 Nov 2008):

    wonderful sense of light.

  • Christine Holtz

    Christine Holtz (Deleted) gave props (1 Dec 2008):

    what an amazing photo

  • Robert Duncan

    Robert Duncan   gave props (2 Dec 2008):

    this reminds me of a breakfast cereal commercial.

  • Irmingard Anna

    Irmingard Anna gave props (2 Dec 2008):

    Such a colorful beauty ! And such a fitting background!

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham (Deleted) gave props (3 Dec 2008):

    This one is great. Great composition, color, detail, sharpness, everything. Great job.

  • d s

    d s gave props (4 Dec 2008): the warm light in the background too!

  • William Garvey

    William Garvey gave props (6 Dec 2008):

    Awesome photo and nice poem. Perfect.

  • Jerry Carpenter

    Jerry Carpenter gave props (7 Dec 2008):

    a masterpeice of photography! Magnificent!

  • Bentzion Elisha

    Bentzion Elisha said (8 Dec 2008):


  • Teresa

    Teresa gave props (12 Dec 2008):


  • Jessica Martinez

    Jessica Martinez gave props (13 Dec 2008):

    Excellant Shot.

  • je suis moi

    je suis moi said (4 Jan 2009):

    Looks like I will be up all night to see all the beautiful pix's I may miss if the site closes. This is wonderful Thank you.

  • je suis moi

    je suis moi gave props (4 Jan 2009):

    PS I have Ninty zillion pix's to go. :-( if any are 1/2 this good.

  • Carl Burkhart

    Carl Burkhart gave props (24 Jan 2009):

    Beautifully captured!

  • Yvonne Roberts

    Yvonne Roberts (Deleted) gave props (31 Jan 2009):

    just, "WOW" great shot

  • Nicole DeVita

    Nicole DeVita gave props (3 Feb 2009):

    Love the tone, looks like a drawing!

  • Jose Antonio González

    Jose Antonio González gave props (3 Feb 2009):

    Wow!!! this is perfect!!

  • triciamary

    triciamary gave props (12 Feb 2009):

    What a poser! Absolutely amazing shot!

  • Reza Payami

    Reza Payami said (13 Feb 2009):

    Gorgeous bird shot.

  • Alexandra Zimmer

    Alexandra Zimmer (Deleted) gave props (13 Feb 2009):

    so nice! i love the colours :)

  • Linda Houghton

    Linda Houghton gave props (26 Mar 2009):

    Beautiful! Fantastic Shot!

  • Michaela K.

    Michaela K. gave props (1 Jun 2009):


  • Sherry Davis Johnson

    Sherry Davis Johnson gave props (22 Jul 2009):

    Wow! The clarity is phenominal.

  • Keiko Ehret

    Keiko Ehret gave props (26 Oct 2009):

    Love your birdies! You are able to capture them so close. What grace and beauty!! ♥♥

  • Nancy Charter Kechnie Goatbe

    Nancy Charter Kechnie Goatbe said (31 Oct 2009):

    Love the colours lighting and detail..

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (17 Dec 2009):

    Hell YEAH! Rad!

  • Jyri Vissak

    Jyri Vissak gave props (17 Dec 2009):

    Got my vote.

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham (Deleted) gave props (17 Dec 2009):

    I am back to vote on this awesome shot!

  • Michael Ball

    Michael Ball gave props (17 Dec 2009):

    How'd I miss this fantastic shot!! I really love this alot Andrea!! So beautiful!! My vote!

  • Rob Roy

    Rob Roy (Deleted) gave props (18 Dec 2009):

    BTV on one of my favorites!!


    JOE FAILK gave props (18 Dec 2009):

    Yea Rad Vote!

  • Judy Wanamaker

    Judy Wanamaker (Deleted) said (19 Dec 2009):

    Back to vote.

  • david ong

    david ong gave props (19 Dec 2009):


  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (19 Dec 2009):

    my vote!

  • Stefi Failk

    Stefi Failk (Deleted) gave props (19 Dec 2009):

    Outstandingly !!! my vote!

  • Leanne Silva

    Leanne Silva gave props (20 Dec 2009):

    This is absolutely incredible! How did you get such an amazing shot? I love the lighting and the colours!

  • dp *

    dp * gave props (20 Dec 2009):

    Heck yeah it's RAD, kinda looks like it could be on a cearal box. Nice one. dp

  • Karen Foto Fiddler

    Karen Foto Fiddler (Deleted) gave props (21 Dec 2009):

    Beautiful bird. Voted!

  • Christopher J Chalk

    Christopher J Chalk gave props (22 Dec 2009):

    WOW! This is so beautiful, voting 100 times over!

  • Roberto Marin

    Roberto Marin (Deleted) gave props (25 Dec 2009):

    Beautiful shot and the back drop is nice as well..

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes gave props (26 Dec 2009):

    Wow, Andrea, what an amazing capture. Has such a beautiful spiritual feel to it. And your wonderful poem adds to that. Wish I could vote more than once.

  • Joy B

    Joy B gave props (27 Dec 2009):

    Just gorgeous!!!

  • Cheroc

    Cheroc (Deleted) gave props (27 Dec 2009):

    Well isn't he adorable!;)

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (28 Dec 2009):

    My vote for sure

  • ~Tizy ~

    ~Tizy ~ gave props (30 Dec 2009):

    Favourite and Voted :)

  • Jack Sills

    Jack Sills (Deleted) gave props (30 Dec 2009):

    Such An Amazing, Graceful, Wonderful Capture!!! Stunning!!! Voted

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen said (30 Dec 2009):

    Thank you everyone for your kind words and for your votes...Thanks to Michael Ball also who spotlighted this when I was gone for a week...I did not know he did that

    until I returned from my trip!

  • Sheila

    Sheila (Deleted) gave props (31 Dec 2009):

    Wowza, Andrea----this is so gorgeous it looks unreal! VOTED!

  • Linda Houghton

    Linda Houghton gave props (4 Jan 2010):

    Fantastic Rad Shot, looks like a painting

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (5 Jan 2010):

    Oh YEAH/RAD!

  • Daniela V

    Daniela V gave props (6 Jan 2010):

    This is just stunning..voted!!

  • Zerina Phillip

    Zerina Phillip gave props (7 Jan 2010):


  • Rebecca Sheehan

    Rebecca Sheehan gave props (8 Jan 2010):

    great shot!

  • Al Gieryna

    Al Gieryna gave props (9 Jan 2010):

    Great image...nice poem

  • Allison Brooke Eastman

    Allison Brooke Eastman said (9 Jan 2010):


  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen said (9 Jan 2010):

    Thank you to my friends for your very kind words...I so appreciate your friendship and your encouragement!!! God bless you all and I wish you all the best in your photography and in your life!

  • Maurie A

    Maurie A gave props (9 Jan 2010):

    Love this, Andrea..... I stopped by to vote :) Yeah, of course!!!

  • Sandy Tyler

    Sandy Tyler (Deleted) gave props (10 Jan 2010):

    Very cool image, love it!! Voted!!!

  • JamesHarmon McQuilkin

    JamesHarmon McQuilkin   gave props (11 Jan 2010):

    Stunning beyond words

  • Rob Roy

    Rob Roy (Deleted) gave props (11 Jan 2010):

    Must be my 3rd or 4th look by now... STUNning, Andrea... and a perennial favorite of mine!!

  • Winky Vivas

    Winky Vivas (Deleted) gave props (12 Jan 2010):

    Great shot! One of my favorite birds. You have my vote...

  • Dianna Rojas

    Dianna Rojas gave props (12 Jan 2010):

    Great !

  • Michaela K.

    Michaela K. gave props (18 Jan 2010):

    back to vote

  • Suzanne McGeady

    Suzanne McGeady said (20 Jan 2010):

    Voted for this outstanding capture!

  • Yasmina Baggili

    Yasmina Baggili (Deleted) gave props (23 Jan 2010):

    Oh my, totally fantastic entry! Voted!!!

  • Debrah Leonard

    Debrah Leonard (Deleted) gave props (26 Jan 2010):

    voting... it is amazing

  • Alexander Bussey

    Alexander Bussey gave props (28 Jan 2010):

    great capture

  • Julien Maury

    Julien Maury gave props (6 Feb 2010):

    my vote.!

  • Lori Boggetti

    Lori Boggetti gave props (9 Feb 2010):

    How could I not vote for this,absolutely amazing! And your poem is just as amazing!

  • Jerry Sander

    Jerry Sander gave props (12 Feb 2010):

    Yeah! Nice shot!!!

  • Tiia Vissak

    Tiia Vissak gave props (12 Feb 2010):

    a beautiful image! yes!

  • John Smith

    John Smith (Deleted) gave props (2 Mar 2010):

    Great shot..voted

  • Karen Zimmerman

    Karen Zimmerman gave props (4 Mar 2010):

    Wow! Everything is absolutely perfect in this shot! I'm speechless (fortunately, my fingers are doing the talking) Voted!

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece gave props (7 Mar 2010):

    Absolutely beautiful shot!!! I love how the bird is perched on your feeder and had that wonderful background behind it. Excellent photo and I voted : )

  • Jasmine Peters

    Jasmine Peters gave props (22 Jun 2010):

    lovely shot, what a character that lil guy is.

  • Robert R. Gaines

    Robert R. Gaines said (17 Nov 2010):

    Nice bird shots!

  • Dennis Hanson

    Dennis Hanson (Deleted) gave props (22 Feb 2012):


  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (8 Jul 2013):


  • Lynn E. Harvey

    Lynn E. Harvey gave props (19 Apr 2016):

    AMAZING!!!!just saw this...

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