Sunday, August 5, 2012

Balancing Act


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42 comments:

Hanne Bente said...

Beautiful picture you show :)
Hanne Bente

Tombstone Livestock said...

Another great shot ... that bird looks like it's giving you the "evil eye". Awesome detail on the feathers.

waldlaeufer68 said...

Hello Brain,
sometimes it's amazing how some animals can keep their balance .. very nice picture ..
regards Frank

The Magical Christmas Wreath Company said...

When you're on your feet all day its nice to give your legs a rest from time to time:)
Paul

Linda said...

I was thinking maybe the perch was hot so he was giving one foot a break! Great shot, as always, Brian! Your photography is superb!

NewMexiKen said...

Every color of the rainbow in a black bird!

Rustic Vintage Country said...

Beautiful!

Modesto Viegas said...

Great shot!!!

Gary said...

Fun shot!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Jan n Jer said...

Great shot...those eyes just penetrate right through you...these birds are scary to me!

TexWisGirl said...

nice oil-slick shine/sheen.

made me want to sing, 'you put one foot in front of the other...' :)

bailey-road.com said...

Colorful and well-coordinated!

Beth said...

You make even this bird look magnificent and beautiful. Great shot.

Amy Burzese said...

No kidding. A great shot, Brian!

Nancy Claeys said...

Reminds me of the Karate Kid -- wax on, wax off... lol.

Daniel LaFrance said...

They sure have a nice iridescent look about them. However, the contour of their head gives it a glaring and angry look.

I've never seen a bird loose its balance... have you?

Linda said...

Beautiful image...you must work magic on your animals to pose for you!lol

Anni said...

Perfectly timed!!! Love the brilliance and iridescence of the feathers and sharp image. Well done.

Thanks for linking up at the Bird D'Pot!!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Wow! The intensity of that eye! Great shot as usual.

Gillian Olson said...

Superb picture, rich colours and that intense expression.

Pam :) said...

Grackles may be loud and pushy but they sure handsome fellows.
Beautiful capture of his iridescent colors, Brian.

Debbie said...

you always have the best titles!! great shot, what an intense eye!!

Andrew said...

A stunning capture Brian...

Lindsjö taxar said...

The right moment! Great capture!

Deb said...

that is a cool photo Brian...

Ida said...

Oh gosh what a great capture.

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Tis a marvelous image captured Brian!

Leenie said...

See...even birds do yoga.

EG CameraGirl said...

It amazes me to see birds stand on one foot!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Aww! I hope his foot isn't hurt. The light was hitting him just right, revealing the blues and turquoises in his feathers.

Madge Bloom said...

Wow, you get the most amazing shots! Love this one, as usual! Thank you for sharing on Weekly Top Shot #42!

Stewart M said...

Thats a great shot. Birds with the metallic looking feathers can be hard to get correct - but you managed!

Cheers - Stewart M.

PS: my level of knowledge about moths does not really extend past the "wow, thats a cool moth"!

Icy BC said...

An incredible capture! Thanks for visiting..

barbara l. hale said...

Fabulous!

barbara l. hale said...

Fabulous!

Larry said...

Beautiful lighting and detail on that Grackle Brian. He certainly is a handsome fellow!

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Wow, incredible photo. I had to look closely to make sure he was real!

HansHB said...

A great shot of this lovely bird!

Liz said...

Nice balancing act too!

Adam Jones said...

Lovely shot.

Roan said...

Grackles do have beautiful feathers, but they look evil I think they would fit nicely into an Edgar Allan Poe poem.

Olga said...

Great shot!