Dark Eyed Junco On the Window Ledge

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© Andrea Petersen

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The eye of him hath seen me.....Job 7: 8

This little guy had been flitting back and forth on the ledge waiting to get on the window feeder behind our kitchen sink while I was doing my dishes and I ran for my camera to see if I could catch it before it flew away. However, It was so close to my telephoto lens that it took in the reflective blobs of light through the old rolled window...I spent a bit of time cloning out the worst of the distracting spots on its feathers in photo shop, yet I didn't want to delete this one either as I liked the expression in the eyes that looked like it was thinking..."Oh no, there she is with her camera again!"

Mr. Dark eyed junco on the window ledge..
Gave me his solemn pledge
That he'd let me capture his profile,
But he didn't promise he'd smile!
Do you suppose he is trying to mock
Director Alfred Hitchcock?
Poetry by me AJP

I give Donald Garrett credit for first noticing the profile resembled Alfred Hitchcock and that inspired my poetry:) Thank you.


Nikon D40X
Telephoto macro 185 mm
F- Number F/16
Exposure time 1/200 sec.
ISO speed ISO 800
Exposure Program Manual

9 responses

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (12 Apr 2013):

    An avian version of Alfred Hitchcock! I love it!! Well done

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen said (12 Apr 2013):

    Thanks for the comment, Donald..YIKES! .you are right...I never thought of that way but it DOES have Alfred's classic profile pose! With the number of birds that came to both feeders today with even a migrating flock of Fox Sparrows it would have made a good casting for his movie "The birds."

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece gave props (12 Apr 2013):

    I love this photo, love how the bird is looking at you and what you wrote that it might be thinking fits it perfectly. I agree with Don about the avian version of Alfred Hitchcock!!!

  • Raymond Fausel

    Raymond Fausel gave props (13 Apr 2013):

    cool shot

  • rekha nag

    rekha nag gave props (13 Apr 2013):

    Oh the look..great shot Andrea!

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (14 Apr 2013):

    ha! made me smile!

  • Carl Kuntze

    Carl Kuntze gave props (14 Apr 2013):

    Watching you!

  • James Wiley

    James Wiley gave props (15 Apr 2013):

    Oh that look...Scary!

  • Jyri Vissak

    Jyri Vissak gave props (16 Apr 2013):

    Great timing! Well done.

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