Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Too Much Attention, Too Little Attention

Another photo of the Steller Jay feather; a little wind was blowing on the day I took photos of it and I just kept following it around.  I also made some little vignettes with it, so you're probably going to get tired of seeing it. 

But what really caught my attention in this photo is the dogwood leaf (Pacific Dogwood, Cornus nuttallii, native west of the Rocky Mountains) on the left side of the photo.  I love the way the sunlight is making parts of it glow. 

I wish I would have paid more attention to the leaves and not been so totally focused on the feather. I was so completely focused on following the feather I fell in the creek, lol.  Fortunately there isn't too much water in in it right now and, since stuff like this happens to me fairly often, my hand that was holding my camera shot right up into the air so my camera stayed dry.

I went out today at the same time I took this photo to see if I could capture another photo of it, but the leaf had fallen off the tree and the sunlight wasn't being as kind to the remaining leaves. And today I paid attention to where my feet were going so I stayed dry. :D


  1. Feather and leaves are both beautiful! Love the thought of the rapt photographer falling in the water!

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  3. Vicki, I'm glad you liked the photo. Yeah, sometimes being able to be so focused is not such a good thing, but it's a habit I can't seem to break...

  4. Nature is so beautiful! I had to smile when you said you fell in the creek but the camera stayed dry. It reminded me of one time when I ran to the living room to get my camera and when coming up the few steps into the kitchen, my foot caught on a step and I went sprawling across the kitchen floor. Like you, my hand shot up in the air so no damage was done to the camera.

  5. Magical post and picture my dear. I always try to make sure to read your posts although sometimes I don't comment.

    By the way, I noticed that you deleted a comment ... that's why comments on my blog don't get published until I approve. I just don't want to even see ugly comments and this seems to stop them. Just a thought.

    Love always,

  6. Great photo with leaves and a feather.


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