Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Starling on the Snow

In Gerard Manley Hopkins poem, Pied Beauty, he wrote;
"Glory be to God for dappled things".

I found pied beauty in this Starling on the stippled snow .

7 comments:

Deborah Godin said...

One of my fave Hopkins poems, and a quote well-suited to this wonderful photo. Also love the "mirror" speckles - light ones on the dark bird; dark seeds on the snow. Your photo is visual poetry!!

dAwN said...

Yes i agree with Deborah..i noticed first the mirror effect with the speckles from the seeds and the on the starling...very cool photo..thanks

Mary said...

Sitting there in the seeds makes him look like his spots are coming off on the snow. A nice blending effect :-) I like his pose with the beak up. I usually think they are rather ugly, but this photo makes it look as pretty as any other bird.

ramblingwoods said...

Making a bully look good...pretty photo Ann

bobbie said...

It's the little things that count.

Kay said...

This is such a lovely photo. Starlings weren't my most favorite of birds but this photo makes him look very beautiful

Becky and Gary said...

I'm wondering where all the starlings have gone. I haven't seen any is a long time.
B.