Monday

Civilized Society



"Illusions mistaken for truth
are the pavement under our feet.
They are what we call civilization."

~Barbara Kingsolver, The Poisonwood Bible

13 comments:

Trojan Gayle said...

Love this picture, what type of bird is this. I have never seen one of these birds in the UK.

Interesting poem how does the bird fit alonng side the poem's message?

honey said...

Postcard~! Stunning~!

My name is Erin. said...

Thanks, Honey!

Thanks, Trojan! I have no idea what type of bird this is. I've only recently started photographing and paying attention to birds. So my bird knowledge is not up to par. :) I was wondering the same thing, so maybe I'll do a little research and find out.

As for the quote, it really doesn't have anything to do with the photo. It's a favorite quote of mine, from my favorite book. The book came up recently in comments between a blogger I've recently been following and myself. She's quite funny and a fan of that book as well. So I posted the quote.

Here's the address to her blog.

http://utterlyunpublishedauthor.blogspot.com/

paula said...

beautiful!

My name is Erin. said...

Thank you, Paula!

Fleecy said...

It's such a cute bird (it's so fat and fluffy!), and a good picture of it too. If I may ask, which camera you use? :)

My name is Erin. said...

Thanks, Fleecy. I use a Canon PowerShot SX10IS 10.0 MegaPx with 20x Optical Zoom. I reeeaaaallly want a SLR, but good things come to those who wait... or so I hear. :)

Austin Curtis said...

Wow! Great shot! Looks vintage... very cool color and I like how the bird is a little out of focus. too cool!

Chapa said...

Nice bird and special photo for a powershot!

magicpolaroid said...

great photo!! like the colors!

Fleecy said...

Oh. Thanks for telling me. I like to know what cameras people use when they have such a good picture. They say "it's a poor artist who blames their tools," but having good tools sure can help :)

I have a Canon Powershot G10, I love it. Only problem with it that I've had is the zoom is kind of limited (5x optical as opposed to 20x... wow!) so such a good close shot of a bird is really impressive to me.

My name is Erin. said...

You're welcome. I've been very happy with my camera. I'm already dreaming of my next camera, but my Canon was a step up from what I was shooting with before. I figure baby steps is the way to go.

Thanks so much for your kind comments. :)

Adrian LaRoque said...

Truth...good statement gorgeous image.