Saturday, March 06, 2010

There is neither heaven nor earth only snow, falling incessantly

Well, the snow has gone now, but below is a gentle reminder of it. The photo was taken by my father a fortnight ago. I'm in Malvern for the weekend, and one of the joys of coming back home is to see what birds my father has photographed since I last visited him. Dad had to sit in the cold for a couple of hours to get this chap to stay still in the freshly fallen snow. I think that the time he took was worth it.

12 comments:

Meredith said...

What an amazing shot! Definitely worth waiting for. Love the detail on the edge of the wing.

Lucy Corrander said...

I doubt I would sit in the snow to take any photo - but I'm glad your Dad did for this - it's lovely; clear, detailed and characterful.

Lucy

Joanne said...

An excellent shot now I know how other people do it. Something I don't have, patience.

Juliet said...

Lovely shot - well done your Dad!

Hope you have a great time at Malvern.

kate smudges said...

Love the bird's pose. Your dad took a wonderful photo. Great details and great colours. Hope you are enjoying your weekend. What a treat!

Kate and Crew said...

What a wonderful picture! Does dear ole' dad know his pictures are being seen all around the world?

Nutty Gnome said...

Wonderful photo - congratulations to your dad for his photography skills AND his perseverence! I wouldn't have manged to have stayed still in the cold and snow for ten minutes!!!

Plant Mad Nige said...

A lovely, cheeky Jay. They're quite shy, in my experience, so your Dad must have been extremely patient. I love their call - sound like someone tearing calico.

chaiselongue said...

Fantastic shot! Your Dad's a great photographer with a lot of patience.

fairegarden said...

Amazing, Happy! Your Dad is a master of the camera, and the patience to make the magic happen with the lens. Simply perfection. :-)
Frances

easygardener said...

I like Jays - very active and attractive birds though surprisingly shy given their general air of swagger. I wish I had a better camera for bird shots. Mine are rubbish!

HappyMouffetard said...

Thank you all for your comments - Dad does read my blog (although he hasn't yet commented on it), and I'm sure he appreciates your comments :-)

I don't think I'd have the patience to sit and wait either, which is why I like photographing flowers and not birds.