Friday, April 4, 2014

A LONELY LEAF

Leaf in a tree
I just have to post this picture because it has a funny story behind it.

I was out roaming around looking for birds to photograph, as you saw in the post on Wednesday.  Yep, you probably know where this is going.  I saw it from a distance and thought to myself, "wow, look at this bird, it's so pretty".  So I whipped out the camera, put the telephoto lens on, held it up to look through the viewfinder and snapped the picture of the bir...oops!

Oh well.  In a way, I think it's a pretty picture, and so instead of deleting it, I found artistic value (and I use the term very loosely, ha) in keeping it...and of course sharing my embarrassing moment with the world.

Not sure if there will be real birds I'll catch on camera this weekend but we'll see.  Off to the farm in the morning, since we didn't get out last weekend because of the bee school, there will be lots to do.  Updates later on Saturday!


18 comments:

Linda said...

I like it! And a good story too ;-)

Tonya @ My Cozy Little Farmhouse said...

lol! It is a nice picture though.

Peggi said...

I like the picture. Love leaves.

The Awesome's said...

You shouldn't be nearly as embarrassed as the girl who thought it was a female cardinal and was, instead, looking at the little green leaves on the branch to the right of that 'bird'.

Anonymous said...

At first glance, it does kinda look like a fat cardinal with a bob-tail. Funny story!
The architectural form of the branches is beautiful. Good picture!

Texas Rose

Lynne Pickens said...

Love your blog!

5 Monkeys and a Chick said...

I too watch dead leaves. You reminded me of the O. Henry story, "The Last Leaf". And that's a robin if I ever saw one!

Practical Parsimony said...

Well, I kept searching for the leaf since I had already seen the cardinal. I do need to get these cataracts removed!

Practical Parsimony said...

I tried to take a picture of a cardinal on the fence today, so cardinals were on my mind.

1st Man said...

Thank you!!

1st Man said...

I thought so, thanks for the validation, ha.

1st Man said...

Leaves are kinda cool aren't they?

1st Man said...

Ha, thank you so much for sharing your mistake! Too funny! See! It DOES look like a bird!! :-)

1st Man said...

I think that's what I saw, a cardinal or a red bird of some sort. And I do like the way the picture came out, red lead bird or not, ha.

1st Man said...

Well you are too sweet, thanks!!

1st Man said...

Red breasted robin, definitely!!! :-)

1st Man said...

You made me laugh. Yep, definitely looked like a bird. I know I'm not alone!!

Gammy Tammy said...

I think that's a gorgeous picture! Thanks for sharing your oops anyway. Obviously, we enjoyed it. Hugs!!