Tuesday, 28 July 2009

Bird On Lily Pad




This photo is the copyright of Maggie May.


I thought I had just taken a picture of a pond with pretty lilies, but can you see a little sparrow about to have a bath?
A little bonus that I discovered afterwards. You may have to strain your eyes!


Watery Wednesday is hosted by 2sweetnsaxy. For more photos of watery things, why not look her up?

41 comments:

James said...

Very cute and I almost missed him.

Carletta said...

Everyone must enlarge this to see the little feathered guy already with his feathers rumpled!
Don't you just love the pure serendipity of some shots when you download them! :)

Eddie said...

I clicked on the photo to zoom in and then I found him all wet with ruffled feathers.
Lovely photo and the lilies are great - I keep expecting to see a pike jump out of the water!! ~ Eddie

♥ Kathy♥ said...

LOL Maggie I would have missed the little bird if you hadn't said something. Great shot. =)

Vita Stunder said...

I would have missed the bird too, but now I DID see him/her! :)

Great shot!

Nessa said...

Aren't lily ponds wonderful. That birdy has the perfect perch.

storyteller said...

LOVELY lily pads and wonderful capture of the little bird too. I've shared MY Watery Wednesday at Small Reflections this week ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

Pam said...

I clicked on your photo and enlarged it. The little sparrow is easy to see and has already had his bath, he is all wet :D
Nice shot!

Ebie said...

My blog is here.
I saw the sparrow all wet! I home he is not cold. Beautiful lilies too!

MarmiteToasty said...

Your next shot might of seen him being eaten by a huge toad LOL.....

x

J Bar said...

Such a good shot.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Sandi McBride said...

Once I enlarged this, it was no strain at all! Lovely!
Sandi

Izzy 'N Emmy said...

Beautiful! I saw the bird right off. Great shot!

SandyCarlson said...

When you're that light, you can set a spell!

Rajesh said...

The flowers in water are beautiful. Very nice.

gaelikaa said...

Beautiful picture, really peaceful. But try as I might, I can't see the sparrow. I'll try again!

Kirigalpoththa said...

Saw the bird! :)

mick said...

That is a great photo capture. The unexpected ones are always great!

Hilary said...

That's a lovely photo.. the colours are perfect and the scene so beautiful. I love when that happens. You examine a shot and find a bug, a bird or that little something that makes it complete. Perfect!

Regina said...

So beautiful!

david mcmahon said...

I see the spadgie, but I also like the reflection on the water's surface, Maggie.

The Green Stone Woman said...

You always have photos with surprises in them, Maggie. I think you plan them that way. You take photos of potentially surprising places and then look for the surprise and there it is. Or maybe you have Lady Luck on your side and she likes to surprise you by doing good deeds for you. She thinks, "Now, what can I do for Maggie today?" Those are her little kindnesses to you.

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

It is about time for the lily pads to bloom here if they haven't already. Great shot. Looks almost tropical.

Tricia said...

A little serendipity! Very cool!
The lil guy looks soaked to the bone, hehehe!

Have a wonderful day!

Tammie Lee said...

I love it when there is a surprise in a photo.

Spirithelpers

Martha in PA said...

Great picture. I love water lilies!

Mine is here

floreta said...

very pretty!

Moannie said...

Yeah! I found him...poor bedraggled little thing. Why can I not get my pics to enlarge I wonder.

Lena said...

What a happy and watery little chap! Lovely picture!

Deb said...

How neat is that?! I am glad you pointed him out to us ~ I need to learn to slow down and look at the whole picture closely. Enjoy!

Nana Trish is Living the Dream said...

Such a beautiful little creature.This is a great picture. So sweet. Very peaceful looking.

® ♫ The Brit ♪ ® said...

Beautiful Maggie!
and I love the mass of lily-pads too! a very serene photo! X

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

What a bonus Maggie. He looked as though he gave himself a good soaking too. Lovely picture. A x

Working Mum said...

Yep, got him. Good picture.

Rose said...

I do see him! This has happened to me so often, too, Maggie--I will try and try to get a good photo of a bee, for example, and then download pictures of flowers, only to discover a bee on one of the petals!

Leslie: said...

looks like he's already been in the water! Beautiful photo - almost Monet-like.

Mean Mom said...

Glad you said! I would have missed him, otherwise! Good photo, even without the sparrow, anyway.

cheshire wife said...

And he thouht that no one had seen him in his birthday suit! He does look a bit sheepish.

Bim said...

What a lovely cheerful image!

Sanna said...

Lovely picture and the sparrow!

ethan said...

Wow that's lovely, thank you for sharing!
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