I have never in my life been more glad not to be a bug.
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This post originally ran on 12 April 2008 but an image this fun can’t be left to rot in the archives!
That is an amazing picture!
Heck of a picture there Corey. Also you said you had 9 Sparrows that day, well what about House Sparrow?
@Liza Lee: Thanks! I had no idea I had the bug in the shot until I got home and downloaded to the computer.
@Will: well, if I count House Sparrow as an actual sparrow I guess I had ten species of sparrow…the full post will go up eventually.
I concur. What an amazing shot. The bird’s focus and intent is amazing. Sometimes the best things happen despite ourselves.
I wonder if the sparrow caught it?
@Bevson: Thanks! The bird WANTED that bug!
@Snail: Wow, wild applause! And yes, the sparrow caught the bug but unfortunately jumped out of focus as it did so…
Fabulous picture! Love it!
Wow, I was so focused on the sparrow I didn’t even notice the bug! Had to go back and check it out. Beautiful picture, so much personality in it. Thank you! 🙂
That bird is straining and wound up like a rubber band.
When the band snaps, LOOK OUT FLY..
@Zen Birder: Thanks!
@Elaine: And thank you! It just amazes me that the bird was able to notice (and catch and eat) the bug.
@Troy: Nice analogy…and thanks to you too!
Corey, I featured this post in our April Zen Nature Lesson post at http://wildbirdsunlimited.typepad.com/the_zen_birdfeeder/2008/05/zen-nature-less.html
Check it out.
Great shot! Beautiful!