Bird in a Cracked-Up World by Barbara Manis

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I’ve been packing for days but I just needed to take a break. Sorry, I haven’t been around to comment. Just to let you all know that I’m still around. I feel much like this image, I’m drowning in boxes, and feel that I’m going to crack up. The deadline for the move is right around the corner. Wish me luck!

Nikon D-80
70-200 mm lens at 180 mm
Textures from CGTextures


A long-time passion, I’ve held a camera in my hand for as long as I can remember. Capturing “the moment” is my goal, whether it be people, wildlife or a beautiful Arizona sunset. I am originally from NYC but now live in the desert southwest.
Thank you for viewing my images… I hope that you enjoy!

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  • Evelina Kremsdorf
    Evelina Kremsdorfabout 5 years ago

    Great composition Barbara! Love the blues :)
    Where are you moving to?

  • Thanks, Lina! I’m moving in with my “boy” friend. We both put our houses on the market to buy a place together, but mine sold in 5 days!!! His hasn’t sold yet! I’ll be staying in the same area, but what a hassle this has been!

    – Barbara Manis

  • JanT
    JanTabout 5 years ago

    Good angle of the branch, but sorry you feel overwhelmed. I can feel overwhelmed just thinking of packing. I still have unpacked boxes with moving-van labels from the last four or five moves. Good luck! Don’t crack, please!

  • Thanks, Jan! I’ll try not to crack under the pressure, lol! Appreciate your support! And, I know, I have unpacked boxes too that will just move again!

    – Barbara Manis

  • Susan Bergstrom
    Susan Bergstromabout 5 years ago

    Awesome piece…and take a deep breath and this to shall pass…take it easy my dear…there is only one of you!

  • You are right! I’m taking a deeeeeeeeeeeeeeep breath! It will be over and I’ll be all moved in soon! Thanks, dear friend!

    – Barbara Manis

  • Linda Miller Gesualdo
    Linda Miller G...about 5 years ago

    wow Barb this is awesome, superb job :-)

  • Thanks so much, Linda! Glad you like it!

    – Barbara Manis

  • maxy
    maxyabout 5 years ago

    WOW ! I love the cracked background and the lovely bird a top the tree! stunning texture throughout – very pleasing!!! xx

  • Thank you, Maxy! So glad you like it!

    – Barbara Manis

  • Marvin Collins
    Marvin Collinsabout 5 years ago

    Beautiful capture Barbara. I feel for you, I hate moving.

  • Thanks, Marvin! It’s also nice to get some empathy, lol!

    – Barbara Manis

  • Judy Grant
    Judy Grantabout 5 years ago

    Hello My friend !!! Great image ! Good to see u bubbling :)

  • Hey, Judy! Just had to take a break! Gonna go to sleep early… have work tomorrow!

    – Barbara Manis

  • Kim McClain Gregal
    Kim McClain Gr...about 5 years ago

    GOOD LUCK! You will get settled! If you can work it in, there is a portrait challenge in Live and Let Live………also you have to go with your heart, that’s what great artists do!

  • Thanks, sweetie! I’ll get over there for sure!

    – Barbara Manis

  • Stormygirl
    Stormygirlabout 5 years ago

    Wow!!! love how this came out

  • Hi Norma, how are you? Thanks so much!

    – Barbara Manis

  • Lois  Bryan
    Lois Bryanabout 5 years ago

    Awww … sweetie … he’s sooooo pretty … just like you!!!!! You are in the middle of a mess, but you’ll fly right away from it!!!!!! Hugzzz!!!!

  • I sure hope you’re right! Thanks, sweetie! Hugzzz back to you!

    – Barbara Manis

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