Bird of a Different Feather – 23/365

And now for something completely different! This wonderful fantasy creature is a pin that we got in France. It was made by a craftsman who exhibited with us in one of the shows, probably in Toulouse, back in the early 1990's. I haven't worn it in many years as I am not really into wearing such things. However I have wanted to photograph it for ages, as it has such an airy feel and beautiful colours. The snow is too deep and the roads not safe to drive on today,and I can barely walk in it (Joni disappeared in it over her head when she tried to leap over a snowbank to run around the house). I have had to be busy in the studio today as well, so it was the right time to photograph and share it. (Incidentally this craftsman used to ask people who found dead birds to send them to him. He was very aware of the potential issues regarding such birds being threatened.)

(I would have done it more justice by setting it up with my tripod and lighting (and our macro lens) but this was taken on the window ledge, using the natural light.)

For my  #365project +G+ 365 Project by +Simon Davis-Oakley +Patricia dos Santos Paton

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29 Responses

  1. +Lori Carey and +Shelly Gunderson – thank you both!

    I guess it might, but it would be a shame for that to disappear inside the mouth of a fish! Thanks very much +Alan Mason 

    +Heinrich Wagner and +Macro GALLERY – thank you both so much for this comment and honour! I appreciate it.

    Another little fun mental image, +Christina Lihani is one I have from yesterday when Joni ran up a bank to do what she had to, and because of the awkward angle, buried her head in the snow while the business end was poised in the air and carried on without the rest of her. I thought that was the funniest thing I had seen in a long time.

    It was, +Darla Hueske – fun play, I mean. And thank you.

    Thanks as always +Annette Junge Daugaard ♥

    I first had it against a white background but it really didn't come to life +Ursula Klepper – and then Steven reminded me that we had some black velvet, so I got that out and it really made the most of those colours. Thanks so much!

    Thanks a lot +Frank Smith 

    Thanks a lot +Janet Patterson – the colours really are striking. I am glad they came across well.

    +Marilou Aballe – thanks a lot.

    Many thanks +Sumit Sen 

    +Photo Mania Canada – thank you for that honour and the reshare. It is very much appreciated. Thanks +Mark HELM and +Giselle Savoie – for doing the hard scouting work. And for the kind comments.

    Thanks very much +Heiko Mahr – I was really trying to give the feeling of it taking off in flight! I'm glad it worked for you in that way.

  2. This is very beautiful and it opens up many imaginations to what it could be! I love how you put the dark background against it to show the colors and patterns! And I love to imagin Joni jumping in the snow!! :o) xo

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