Thursday, January 8, 2009

January 8 Photo A Day


Yes, I know this is not a great picture but I still like being able to see this bird just taking flight and how well you can see his wing. So his face is a bit blurry....maybe he is Amish and doesn't really like his face in a picture anyway. This pic came from me trying to get at least one good pic of one of the 4 cardinal mr and mrs I have at my feeder throughout the day. I got some decent pictures, but a red cardinal with a red barn birdfeeder behind him just doesn't really do it. Darn things would not go sit and pose somewhere with snow as their backdrop. This is day 2 of trying to catch their picture. Maybe tomorrow. I think cardinals mate for life and I love to sit and watch them in gloomy or snow laden winter because the males look so magnificent against that backdrop. The poor females are just kind of blah and it is fun to watch them because the male will eat and the female is sitting nearby in a tree or bush patiently waiting till he leaves, then she eats. Guess she hasn't heard about women's lib....course I think we bit off our nose to spite our face a bit on the women's lib thing. I mean, I don't have any desire to go off to war, I never really felt like I had to have a career even tho I did, I LIKE having my door opened for me and for hubby to do "man" things. (that loosely translates to anything I don't really want to do....lol) Like when I get hubby in the kitchen chopping up stuff he reminds me that being in the kitchen is "woman things" and I let him know that when you wield a knife like a chef, then it falls under "man things". Along with car washing and cleaning, trash, mowing......etc. Yes I am spoiled and I do not mind one bit, but I do appreciate him for it. Well, who would think a dumb conversation about birds would go here, but there you are. Till tomorrow........

5 comments:

Linda Fleming said...

Lovely photo! Actually I like the colors of the females- the soft olive green against her red colors.

Serena said...

No harm in protecting the bird's privacy by blurring his face...hehehe I hope you manage to get the pics you've been trying for.

I'm for women's lib when it comes to women getting the same wage as a man when she is doing the same work as him but I do agree it has gone to the extreme in some areas. I see the kitchen as a personal preference and not so much gender-based nowadays because a lot of men like to cook. As with most things, there are pro's and con's. :)

Mary O. said...

I think your photo is lovely. For me, any bird shot is a good shot.
And I hope you do get the photo of the cardinals that you want. They are so beautiful in the snow.

JudiA said...

I wish we had cardinals here. I grew up with them but haven't seen one since I moved away -- I miss them. Aren't they the prettiest things?

Kerry said...

I like your bird shot and would love to get one myself but all I see are crows or black birds, the ones that chase all the other birds away. I'll have to see if I can get a shot in the nieghbors yard. Keep trying!!