There she sits, day after day, on the top of our gardenia bush under the palm trees. What’s going on here? There is an old nest inside the bush, but it’s falling apart. Is this the same bird that built it and used it in previous years? The warm February breeze ruffles her feathers, but she doesn’t get to work. Hmmm, maybe ‘she’ is the ‘he’??

Canon PowerShot SX10 IS, Canon Zoom Lens 20x IS 5.0-100.0mm 1:2.8-5.7 USM.
Edited in Corel Paint Shop Pro.
Location: Brevard County, Florida (USA).

Featured in The World As We See It on Feb. 20, 2012
Featured in Backyard Photograhy/Art on Feb. 28, 2012
Featured in All Around Florida on Mar. 8, 2012
Featured in THE GROUP-GALLERY OF ART on May 27, 2012


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  • SummerJade
    SummerJadeover 2 years ago


  • – SummerJade

  • Bevlea Ross
    Bevlea Rossover 2 years ago

    very nice capture summjade… love the shallow DOF

  • Thank you so much! She’s such a sweet bird, I hope she stays around. ♥

    – SummerJade

  • CanyonWind
  • Thank you so much for this honor and feature!! I really appreciate it, POPs!

    – SummerJade

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 2 years ago

    Very nice details in this capture Jade

  • Thanks, Larry! ☺

    – SummerJade

  • su2anne
    su2anneover 2 years ago

    a gorgeous image… love the DOF!

  • Thank you so much! ☺♥

    – SummerJade

  • Jan Siemucha
    Jan Siemuchaover 2 years ago

    Congrats on your feature, what a pretty bird !

  • Thank you, she sings too! ☺

    – SummerJade

  • BlueMoonRose
    BlueMoonRoseover 2 years ago

    A beautiful bird, which I am adding to my Favourites! It could be that this bird has lost its mate, due to a cat or a car, and is suffering from a bereavement reaction. I can think of no other explanation of why it should spend so much time in that place, if it is not pining, as birds need to keep busy, because they have to eat their own weight in food to be able to muster the energy to fly.

  • I think a second bird has arrived and I’ve heard singing. I’m hoping for babies! lol ♥♥

    – SummerJade

  • Photos - Pauline Wherrell
    Photos - Pauli...over 2 years ago

    Gorgeous capture Jade!

  • Thank you so much! ☺♥

    – SummerJade

  • Julie  White
    Julie Whiteover 2 years ago

    Awesome capture.

  • Thanks, Julie! ♥

    – SummerJade

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimageover 2 years ago

    All Around Florida Group

  • ☺☺☺ Thanks!

    – SummerJade

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