Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Feathers


The theme this week by Gail is "Feathers" Mac, Chris,Kathy, GailRich  and I have a little contest to show a new theme header each week. We now post anytime before 4 PM EDT on Wednesdays and voting begins after that. 

This week is Gail's last week. She chose a theme that was right in my wheel house. I love nature and birds and have a lot to choose from. I have some recent photos with lots of feathers. There is a lot of shedding of  the geese this week as they are fledged.  I got this shot on the water.
I enjoy the Great Blue Heron and all its shows of the feathers. 
The mallard female has great feathers.
What I always think about are the Peacock showing its feathers in Mexico.
They were wild and could fly where thy wanted  
There feathers put on a wonderful show.
Dancing around showing off their feathers.
Turn some more please.
I moved to frame it in the gate.
What I chose for my header is the reason for the feathery show with the female he was strutting to attract. 
See what the others have to show at the above links.

7 comments:

imac said...

Nice showing of the Peacocks Tom, like the gate one too.

Sylvia K said...

What wonderful, colorful captures for the day, Tom!! I do love the peacocks! Hope your week is going well! Enjoy!

Christopher Frost said...

You're lucky to see so many different types of birds on your travels. I tend just to see pigeons, magpies and now Canada geese.

Gail Spalding-Frost said...

I love Peacocks, very dramatic looking birds. Although I prefer the 7th image that you have put on '(Turn once more please) rather than your header one Tom. I think the female in front of the male is a little distracting on this photo. Very well captured though, he's certainly got very beautiful plumage!
Even though I wont be participating in the furture, I'll be still be checking your blog out now and again, so keep up the good work.

Craver Vii said...

It's a remarkable creature, and these are excellent photos. I especially like the Great Blue Heron because I tried to take a picture of one from this area, and it was not an easy feat.

Carletta said...

Hi Tom,
I was happy to see your comment on my blog today. Hope you're doing well.
Nice shots of the peacock - a majestic bird when those feathers are spread.

We recently visited our son in Arlington, VA and on one particular day I thought of you. We saw a black squirrel in the backyard. Only one quick blurry shot with the wrong lens but I was so excited to see it having watched yours all these years. :)

DeniseinVA said...

Absolutely beautiful Tom, and that's a lovely header. Have a great day!