Thursday, January 14, 2010

FSO- Birds

Whilst visiting some of the town bloggers, I had noticed that photographing birds in the garden was a popular pastime so my first thought was to suggest a subject of garden birds. But then I realised that not everyone has the equipment to photograph the real things. That made me look out for alternatives and I noticed sculptures, posters, little models and various other things with birds on them so I hope that your town will prove equally productive and am really looking forward to seeing your birds (real or otherwise). All the best, Scriptor Senex




















[My son's city team bird]

When I saw we were going to keep our eye out for birds, I found myself sheltered in my son's drafty and cool apartment right after a snow storm blew me into town last week. I thought surely even the birds are tucked all warm into their nests, so how in the world would I be able to take some decent shots.

Even I forgot about how we can stretch and interpret our themes into some creative output for the members. My St. Louis boy said "Mom, you are in the land of the Cardinals, and I have this jacket on, so bring on the camera"!
















St. Louis boy and I went to see Avatar yesterday. I kept reading Mark's snippets about the movie over the course of  this week, and decided before he gave away the story we would go and see it for ourselves. Yes, I illegally took an IPhone photo of the rather odd alien bird flying across the screen. So squint and you can make it out. I am out on just how great it was...

This takes me to the good looking St. Louis boy, and his beautiful bird escort! Notice they are supporting some hot new 3D glasses. Think they can make a savvy fashion statement if they leave the theater this way...uh, I do not think so, but it was good for a laugh!














Now the snow had begun to melt and we took a nice drive, taking care of so many errands and tasks that had been put off, and what did we see, but a tree full of birds. Again you will have to squint...my IPhone does not have a zoom app...



















This is the shadow of a bird of prey (below). One that places the fear of 'Ever After' Love in the hearts of girls all over St. Louis! If they happen to fall under his spell...

Ha! My son begrudgingly helped me with my bird post, by allowing his hands to form this creatures shadow on a mound of melting snow...after a few tries I finally got a shot, and with assistance from photoshop we both are hoping you feel it looks as though an eagle proudly displaying his wing span in glory atop a snowy mountain...or at least in this mothers heart...



















Thanks for joining me for my 'Bird' post this week, and go check out the many others on this 'MckLinky' site...

My Town Blogger Friday Shoot Out- Birds

Here is one last photo from my archives and actually taken in New Jersey! I took last year during Easter. Food blogs have contest all throughout the year, and I entered this into a 'My Peeps' food post, and you can see my 'Roman Peeps' are protecting their plate of Italian Sun dried tomato Farro, food of the Roman troops... The head Peep is holding a very sharp (and possibly lethal) screw I found in the package of Farro I brought back from Italy the year before... Birds of a tasty kind...

26 comments:

A Scattering said...

Yes!!!! someone thought of peeps! good for you.

GingerV said...

seems you really enjoyed your visit with your son. the two of you in your 3d glasses is the best.

His hands making bird shodow on the snow is the most creative.... good job chefE.

Simply Heather said...

This was a great way to share the theme with us...and fun too.

Love how you wrapped it up, Chef E!

mmmm...sugar :)

blueviolet said...

I love how the bird shadow came out!

My son and hubs saw Avatar and loved it!

~JarieLyn~ said...

Okay, Elizabeth I'm already a squinter and your post made me squint even more. This was too funny. Love the creative shadow of the eagle in the snow and of course, all the birds I couldn't see even when squinting. I felt them hovering in spirit though.

Jama said...

Those birds look so yummy! lol

Pauline said...

I really enjoyed that post, Chef E. One of these days I will unleash my humour on you all. I'm so glad you share yours with us.

J9 said...

Peeps rock! and your roman army of them has my laughing too late at night! I love the hand shodow as well!

Ann said...

Your yummy birds, are they marshmarrow or meranges?

Is the snow melting already?

Bagman and Butler said...

A perfect approach to bird, from patches to candy with a great side trip to Avatar. I want a tall blue body too!

gigi said...

Love it! You came through even though it was a hard week.

Rebecca said...

I initially thought the shadow was for real... really. Good job on that. The peeps are a riot.

Chef E said...

Ann- They are marshmallow, and sold each Easter...We buy them, skewer them over a campfire for our own version of an American treat!

Barry said...

You win the award for most creative interpretation of the theme, ChefE!

This post was great fun!

NanU said...

Sometimes not having obvious material makes for the most interesting Shootouts - great job!

Nicolle Howard said...

I loved your take. I didn't think of our Arizona Cardinals until I saw the St. Louis Cardinal Patch. Love it.

The Cooking Photographer said...

Lmao @ the peeps! Your photography is not that bad my friend! But you always make me laugh!

Selba said...

Awwww.. cute pictures! And I also like the birds :)

Doreen said...

yum ........ your edible birds look good. love the shadow with hands shot also. very creative!!

Patience-please said...

Perfect!
Peeps. Rule. The. WORLD!!!

Sara Williams said...

Great photos, I especially like the last one.

SOL said...

Love your shadow shot and the peeps!

Just telling it like it is said...

I totally liked it when TMI was waht is was in the beginning....can you post our boob shot again! kisses

Scriptor Senex said...

Lovely original post - Thanks for taking part.

Jen said...

LOL - peeps are not food you know - in fact I don't know what they are. I am a former high school teacher, and the teacher next door to me (who was AWESOME!) kept a pink peep in her desk. Now, I saw with my own eyes mice (even in my classroom!), ants, and other critters - running all over the building. Nothing touched the peep - which was placed in an empty desk drawer that a mouse would have no trouble getting into.The peep is still there, untouched, and it started living there 4 years ago.

oh - it also hasn't molded or anything.

even mold won't eat a peep!
LOL!!!

Jessie Carty said...

love that shadow puppet picture!
have you ever tried putting peeps in the microwave. it is pretty funny :)