Friday, June 21, 2013

God-Given Landing Gear

32 comments:

Don and Krise said...

I'll bet he has a tough time buying dress shoes.

Japy said...

That´s a great photo. I like the texture and the light you got. Greetings.

jane said...

hi stephen! your photos are... wow! i can´t stop looking at them. thanks for visiting! jane

jinksy said...

I love the words you chose to describe this beautiful photo!

Laurie Burtner said...

I love this...and yes, the title is great!

Lucy said...

Wow -- I love your photography! I HAVE to get a better camera.

Shriram INC. said...

although am not a pro, nature acts in ways we cease to understand.wondeful pic sir!!!

They call me "Deb" said...

Wow. Intricate photo of an intricate design.

Big Doofus (Roger) said...

I wish I knew how to take good pictures. Who would have imagined that I could be so mesmerized by bird feet on a dock. It's a great shot.

imac said...

Could have done with landing gear like these 2 days ago, Black Ice every where, whooops down we go again.

Mike Simmons said...

Amen to that Steve, God given indeed! You always seem to be at the right place at the right time!

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

Love the title of this photo. His or her, 'feet' are so very pink.
Cheers.
Melbourne Daily Photo

Linda in New Mexico said...

Hey, thanks for joining in the insanity of my site. Your photo is just the giggle I needed this morning. Welcome to the stranger than fiction antics of my life.
I love your swingin' photo.....I share go there in my mind today and swing away and feel the breeze because you captured it so beautifully.

Kass said...

Great photo with some humor. Congrats on reaching the 2000 mark!

Marie said...

It's pink. She's a girl!

Thank you for visiting my blog.

Shirleyanne said...

Brilliant photo. Very effective!

Faye said...

Your photography is phenomenal, Stephen. Love all the sea and beach scenes. And of course, these "landing gear" are great.

Kayla said...

I love the colors and the textures, the slanting horizontal lines move the eye through really well! Very unique view of the subject as well!

Vera said...

For some reason this photo made me smile!

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

wow, fabulous photos!

enjoy *~*

SD at "Addicted to The Click" said...

Now that's funny! Love the title with the image. Great details of those pink legs!

Glen Hartjes said...

Great capture... LOL

Colleen said...

OK, so yes, I really , really like the photo but more importantly, I am the 2010th follower! Yay!

I mean, I saw the number 2009 on the follower listing and I didn't know whether it was the year 2009 or??

So,um, yes, I am now the 2010th follower - and now will singlehanded-ly make all the others wonder,

"Is that the year or the number of followers?"

..OK, maybe one will wonder, then follow and go like, "Oh.OK,..I see.."

Seriously? yeah. Have a great week-end :-)

Rena said...

Wonderful!

Cheryl said...

And seriously styling landing gear!

Stephen Baird said...

colleen, thanks for being 2010. i guess from now on we enter the twilight zone. the star trek years of the future. anyway, thanks for climbing aboard.
nikonsniper steve

AD said...

Great Picture and Title!

Stephen Baird said...

vera,
it made me smile too! i kept moving closer and closer to this little bird. shooting feet!
to me it wasn't about the bird. it was seeing up close another time that God paid attention to detail. look at your own hands and smile! He made you unique too. you are the only you and He didn't goof up making you or me. so smile!
nikonsniper steve

@eloh said...

Not a pigeon but still a bit pigeon toed.

ethelmaepotter! said...

I have to wonder just how close you actually got?

Stephen Baird said...

ethelmaepotter,
4 feet away, i had to back up a bit to get the camera to fire because i was inside the minimum focus distance. why does this happen for me? i think the bird knew i was old by the color of my hair and i moved slowly while speaking to the bird softly. i wanted to give the bird something from my hand but i decided my credit cards would have been a stupid offering.
i am not kidding about the bird knowing i was old. they are intelligent and probably recognize that little kids chase them and people with white/gray hair feed them and photograph them. i actually am silly enough to believe deep in my heart that God hands these creatures over to me for a moment to show people a little more of his creative skill. i am always the most moved from the experience. i owned that bird for three minutes and my joy will live a lifetime.
nikonsniper steve

Stacey Steimle said...

I think the caption is perfect for this AWESOME photo!