Monday, July 30, 2012

2 Things Challenge: Sneak/Bent

I'm late, I'm late for a very (well maybe not too very) important date.  And since I'm the one I'm late for, I forgive myself and will accept this late interpretation into the challenge.

The 2 Things Challenge this week is Sneak/Bent.

Have you ever  tried to sneak up on a bird to get a nice closeup?  Well there was no sneaking required for this little fellow.  He smacked himself hard on one of our windows and was sitting on the deck, not quite unconscious, but very stunned.  An adult female was sort of pecking at his face when I first spotted him, but she saw me through the window and flew off.  He just sat there and let me take several photos through the glass door, but would never leave, even when we waved and moved about only a few feet away.  Fearing Niko the ferocious hunter cat might wander by, we finally opened the door and he went scampering off and finally flew into the woods.
 And for bent, I have a dead tree from the Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park.  It was just off one of the MANY pulloffs.

1 comment:

Vivian said...

Hi Larry....great photos! Yes, this challenge was indeed a tough one. But you got two really good photos for it and I love the story that goes along to the top one of the little red bird. Glad it had a happy ending.

And your second photo...well, there is much to be said about dead trees. And winter trees. I love the leafless branches. The way they look alive as they reach up or out or bend.

Nice photos for this week's very difficult challenge.