Apostle Birds might look drab and uninteresting with their brown mottled feathers, but they are full of character. I often line one of these birds up in my viewfinder only to have them fly away laughing before I can get a focus. This abstract shot came about in this manner. The Apostle Bird on the branch above me jumped over to the next one just as I pushed the shutter, where he sat and chuckled down at me. My own movement as I tried in vain to follow him caused this effect. I’m not sure why, but I like it.


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Story Through Image group – 26 Aug 2010



abstract, green, nature, tree


  • Berns
    Bernsalmost 4 years ago

    Great abstract! LOVE it!

  • Thanks heaps Berns :o)

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  • Naia
    Naiaalmost 4 years ago

    a great abstract of tree!

  • Thanks Naia :o)

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  • twistyman
    twistymanalmost 4 years ago

    Sun reflecting off water onto green thatched roof…

    That what I see…

  • Sweet. I can see that…
    Thanks Twisty :o)

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  • C. Michael Cox
    C. Michael Coxalmost 4 years ago

    Please submit to our weekly features challenge.

  • Wow, thanks heaps. Done and done :o)

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  • EvilTwin
    EvilTwinalmost 4 years ago

    It’s like looking out from under a waterfall at trees…a very interesting effect
    congratulations on your feature

  • Wow, I can see that too. Beautiful mental image. Thanks :o)

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  • Jacqueline Ison
    Jacqueline Isonalmost 4 years ago

    Great “accident” and backstory with interesting result!

  • Thanks again, Jacqueline :o)

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  • rocamiadesign
    rocamiadesignalmost 4 years ago

  • Thanks heaps guys :o)

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