Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Splish Splash!

I have all sorts of water photos in my archives,
really good ones too,
but the purpose of You Capture is "to get you inspired to pick up your camera."
I don't know that I need much inspiration,
but having a theme or a goal is helpful.

So this week's theme is "water."
On my back deck is a large container that some call a hot tub, 
but since it's leaky and useless to humans,
it's become a really large bird bath.
Birds come from all over to take part in this spa experience.
When they do, I like to sneak a shot or two.
Just call me a birdie peeping tom. 
Peering up over the edge, I saw these two ladies splashing about in the hot tub.
Lady Cardinal seemed to be enjoying herself a bit more than Lady Sparrow.
Lady Sparrow didn't want to cause a scene, but really...
could Lady C splash a little less?  
Hmph!
Splish, splash.

Splish, splash!

Seriously, C!  What part of  'stop splashing' don't you get?

Well, fine... if you're going to be that way about it...

I'll just come back later!


(Seriously...  I heard all that...  in my head...)


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28 comments:

Graceful said...

Super cute pictures -- I love watching birds splash around in our bird bath (which is much smaller than yours!)

WackyMummy said...

Great photos... and commentary. =)

Jess said...

Colleen, you are silly! I love Miss C's pretty bright beak, but your last shot without her is my fav (but only in the series). I love those in-focus drops flying up where she was!

Mrs. Bird said...

Hehe! I love it!!! Great shots :)

Grammie/Mom said...

You are so funny! Your story compliments your pictures well.

amatterofhowyouseeit.com said...

Great shots and I like reading about your thoughts while you are photographing these images.

Jane said...

Oh yes i love water photos and these are just wonderful. A bird enjoying his bath, wow great capture.

alita said...

FIRST- OMG! Congrats on your I heart faces win. (Loved that picture, too)

Second- Great birdy pics. Very peaceful! Love the water. Great shots altogether.

Clare B said...

lol. Love the commentary on what they were saying to each other and wonderful photos.

Lindsey said...

That commentary is hilarious... how close did you have to get? Those are some great shots! I'm loving the theme this week.

Bec said...

These are just too flippin' cute! Love the narration :)

http://www.theiheartblog.com/

Jen said...

That is so AWESOME!

Mrs Soup said...

Oh this is fantastic! Love it!

Brooke G. said...

Okay, WOW!!!!!
Those shot are AMAZING and your commentary is hysterical :D
Love this post.

Kristen said...

That's so cool that you were able to get that close without the birds flying away. Awesome shots!

ckbasi said...

Very cute!

Ashley Sisk said...

What a great bird bath!

Jade said...

LOL. Cute!! So glad you didn't pass up the opportunity to catch this!!

Elaine A. said...

I'm loving your little birdie story! :) Nice photos too (as usual...)

myfallingleaves said...

Cute pictures (and story too!) congratulations on the I heart faces win too...great picture there as well.

Julie said...

TOO cute! love your commentary. and the birds are sweet too. :)

Saj said...

What amazing captures! And I love your story!

Whimsical Creations said...

Too cute! Great shots!

Leslie said...

these are awesome...the female cardinal is one of my favorites.

monstergirlee said...

OH! These are wonderful! I love all the different pics of the moments, so COOL. Plus I had no idea female cardinals were so dull.
Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Life with Kaishon said...

Oh my goodness. So much fun!

lisaschaos said...

What a fun fun series! Looks very refreshing!

Amber said...

What fun shots, and a great idea. Sorry I didn't comments sooner, I was in Canada.