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Pictures for Pam, Day 83: Lovely Feather

Pictures for Pam, Day 83: Lovely Feather
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What a pretty day it’s been. This afternoon was so warm that it seems more like spring than winter! It started off freezing cold with a pretty cloud-filled sunrise and fog cloaking the valley. It was so cold that the frogs were huddling silently down at the pond, their romantic crooning a memory until it warmed up again. The forecast calls for snow on Monday but we’ll see about that. By 9am the sun was shining brightly and as the hours rolled by it melted the fog and the whole area basked in unexpected warmth. The frogs came out to sing in droves, their numbers increasing each day. Don’t ask me to find them as they are masters at camouflage, but I loved hearing them as I brought the garbage and recycling down to the road just a while ago.

Today’s picture features a pretty find when Steve and I were down in San Anselmo over New Years. On our first hike of two, I noticed a flashing of white as we passed by and discovered a down feather adhered to some grass. I have no clue what kind of bird it might have been but it made a pretty picture for me to share with you!

I am also sharing another find along the way, some wild grass that stood out in the sunshine with another stem behind it and the background falling away in artistic bokeh. I’m also including an afternoon panorama of our lovely view of the Table Rocks that I took the other day!

Pam, I did a search on your stream for “feather” and found one that you had posted, a lovely entry for the Poetica group entitled Silence. What a thought-provoking poem! I sat and read it, thinking about each line. Much to contemplate. Thank you so much for bringing it to my attention, and I must also say that your beautiful peacock feather and presentation were perfect. Wikipedia provided some additional insights to this lovely and deeply reaching poem which you might be interested in if you don’t already know of it! I hope your days are treating you a little better lately! Thinking of you and sending a big *HUGGGGG*!

Explored on 1/31/19, highest placement, #2.

Stan Askew, gezginruh, Colette NoËl, Rosalyn Hilborne and 51 other people have particularly liked this photo

38 comments - The latest ones
 William Sutherland
William Sutherland club
Wonderful shots!

Admired in:
20 months ago.
 Pachelbel Canon
Pachelbel Canon
Manages to be both elegant and disarrayed! I love it, as I do most of your work. For some reason, it seems to move within the stillness of the photograph
20 months ago.
 Pam J
Pam J club



20 months ago.
Ruesterstaude club
Klasse, Janet!
20 months ago.
Gudrun club
A great find, it looks like cotton-grass! The first note has a wonderful bokeh and also love the panorama.
20 months ago.
 Adriana Grecu
Adriana Grecu
belle composition!!
20 months ago.
©UdoSm club
Who lost a feather?
20 months ago. Edited 20 months ago.
 John Cass
John Cass club
Nice light and detail, excellent dof.
20 months ago.
sasithorn_s club
Wonderful series, Janet! The bokeh in the first note is absolutely superb!
20 months ago.
 Sami Serola
Sami Serola club
Janet, I shared your image at Amis' d'Ipernity group at Facebook because you have shared it at the IPERNITY IN SOCIAL MEDIA group.
20 months ago.
 Pierre Florisoone
Pierre Florisoone
Très élégante !!
20 months ago.
 Eunice Perkins
Eunice Perkins club
This fine shot is made extra beautiful by the lovely light illuminating it. Well seen and taken!
20 months ago.
Delightful shot,.
Awesome picture.
Perfect work, Janet.
20 months ago. Edited 20 months ago.
tiabunna club
Lovely backlit macros, both the feather and the grass seeds, Janet. A lovely landscape panorama too. I'm glad to hear that you seem to have missed the worst of the cold sweeping across there.

Thank you for your visits, I've now fixed the access to my article. :-)
20 months ago.
Zulma club
I find the PIPs are so wonderful always, taking us to your world. This feather is full of life, I can feel how the wind is helping it continue her flight! I just love this Janet. I am going to try to find Silence, from Pam's stream, I love the world of poetry. I enjoyed reading Fenja's poem above too. Have a wonderful Thursday my PS!!
20 months ago.
 aNNa schramm
aNNa schramm club
...Der engel hat einen Flügel verloren ...
20 months ago.
Ruth club
This is beautiful Janet, an excellent shot, lovely detail.
20 months ago.
 Jocelyne Villoing
Jocelyne Villoing club
Un tout petit rien qui fait un grand cliché, une merveille dirais-je combiné sur ce bokeh très classe, ton regard Janet est extraordinaire, bravo !++++
20 months ago.
 Keith Burton
Keith Burton club
Such a great find Janet.............and perfectly captured. The bokeh, as always, is magnificent.

The landscape image in the PiP is breathtakingly beautiful. I love the light and the silhouetted trees. In the other PiP, it is the enchanting bokeh which catches my eye............just magical.

Thank you for all your recent comments on my posts.............always a joy! Thanks also for the link to some of your water drops on CD images. I may have to steal some of your ideas.
20 months ago.
 Jenny McIntyre
Jenny McIntyre club
I love this feather picture - I couldn't imagine you not photographing it, once you notice something - you can't ignore it!! I also adore your picture of the Table Rocks
20 months ago.
 Ghislaine Girardot
Ghislaine Girardot
Extra !!
20 months ago.
 Nicole Merdrignac
Nicole Merdrignac club
Superbes photo nature avec notes et lumière. Nicole.
20 months ago.
 Dominique 60
Dominique 60 club
tres joli cette plume sur ce bokeh janet !!
20 months ago.
 Boarischa Krautmo
Boarischa Krautmo club
beautiful find!
20 months ago.
 Ulrich John
Ulrich John club
That's art how you show this ! Wonderful !
20 months ago.
 Diane Putnam
Diane Putnam club
A happy WHITE feather! Sweet capture, Janet.
20 months ago.
sasithorn_s club
20 months ago.
Matt club
You have a very good eye for the hidden, small beauties of our world!
20 months ago.
 Richard Nuttall
Richard Nuttall club
Great shot Janet well spotted taken and processed -Excellent
20 months ago.
 Susanne Hoy
Susanne Hoy club
How beautiful! The stem has dressed itself up and adorned itself with a feather
20 months ago. Edited 20 months ago.
 Claudia G
Claudia G club
Un beau détail joliment mis en valeur par le bokeh !
20 months ago.
cammino club
Lovely shot.
20 months ago.
ROL/Photo club
Bravo... très beau aussi....!
20 months ago.
 Jadviga Grase
Jadviga Grase club
Wonderful image....flying is over.
20 months ago.
 Trudy Tuinstra
Trudy Tuinstra club
20 months ago.
 Rosalyn Hilborne
Rosalyn Hilborne club
The main shot and the landscape are beautiful Janet, but I love the first PiP! The focusing is perfect and the bokeh adds so much to the picture.
20 months ago.
Betty【ツ】 club
2 fantastic pips, here ! and the sublime picture of this feather that reminds me of the fabulous movie: Forrest Gump!*********
20 months ago.
 Stan Askew
Stan Askew club
Am loving your San Anselmo series, which brings back so many memories for me. I lived there for 5 years, on Foothill Road, up in the trees. I hadn't begun to photograph during that period and was in grad school at the San Francisco Art Institute, studying sculpture and printmaking. Still have dear friends living in San Anselmo, and am looking forward to visiting there at some point in the future. Thanks so much for sharing these beautiful photographs!
18 months ago.

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