A very young bird molting baby feathers and putting on a grown-up suit looks me in the eye.
Any profits made from the sale of this picture is pledged to the relief of wildlife resulting from the terrible bushfires of 2009 in Australia.
Olympus E500, I don’t remember which lens or settings as I didn’t write them down. Probably
“*THE BOOK OF PSALMS — PSALM 102 *
A prayer of the afflicted; Zion shall be built up when the Lord appears in his glory. Though heaven and earth perish, the Lord who created them shall endure forever.
A PRAYER OF THE AFFLICTED, WHEN HE IS OVERWHELMED, AND POURETH OUT HIS COMPLAINT BEFORE THE LORD.
1 Hear my prayer, O Lord, and let my cry come unto thee.
2 Hide not thy face from me in the day when I am in trouble; incline thine ear unto me: in the day when I call answer me speedily.
3 For my days are consumed like smoke, and my bones are burned as an hearth.
4 My heart is smitten, and withered like grass; so that I forget to eat my bread.
5 By reason of the voice of my groaning my bones cleave to my skin.
6 I am like a pelican of the wilderness: I am like an owl of the desert.
7 I watch, and am as a sparrow alone upon the house top.
8 Mine enemies reproach me all the day; and they that are mad against me are sworn against me.