Hawk in the Bird Bath

© Mike F. Anderson

Hawk in the Bird Bath

Teresa A. Burnett level-deluxe March 14, 2019

Love the capture, love the verse! Was he catching a drinking bird, or just admiring hims reflection? #1722057

Mike F. Anderson level-classic March 14, 2019

Teresa, he just sat there for the longest time looking at his reflection, so it made me think he was contemplating his life, which gave me the idea to write a short verse about what is thoughts might be. :-) #11754595

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe March 14, 2019

Outstanding capture, Mike. #11754657

Christine Greenspan level-classic March 14, 2019

Fantastic capture and love the poem! #11754669

John Koepfer @PresentPleasures March 14, 2019

You don't see that every day, excellent moment and capture Mike, creative poem as well!!! #11754696

Oscar J. Pung level-classic March 15, 2019

Great photo and poem Mike. You're multitalented! #11754756

Bojan Bencic level-classic March 15, 2019

Great capture, Mike. He's enjoying the water. Lovely poem, too. #11754773

Emile Abbott level-deluxe March 15, 2019

Fantastic capture and loved the poem as well, Mike. #11754829

Mike F. Anderson level-classic March 17, 2019

Thanks everyone for your comments! #11755398

Cindy Bendush level-classic March 29, 2019

Quite a capture Mike; not a hawk you see at a birdbath very often! The poem tops it off nicely. Maybe he's deciding if he's seeing friend or foe. Many birds attack their reflections. #11757871

Kathleen Holcomb Johnson level-addict March 29, 2019

Perfect! Love this! #11757949

Kathleen Holcomb Johnson level-addict March 29, 2019

Perfect! Love this! #11757950

Teresa A. Burnett level-deluxe April 29, 2019

I thought we would see this one again! Congratulations, Mike! #11763574

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe April 29, 2019

Congrats on this beautiful finalist, Mike. #11763635

Kathleen Holcomb Johnson level-addict April 29, 2019

Priceless and than the poem just tops it off! Congratulations!!! #11763636

Mike F. Anderson level-classic May 02, 2019

Thanks everyone for your words of encouragement! #11764697

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Description

Mirror, Mirror, in the bath
tell me truly of my future path.
Will I soar high on thermal flows,
finding new destinations wherever winds blow?

Am I still stately,
am I still renown?
Do they still admire me
as they watch me from the ground?

Oh, that I may continue to wing
across the majestic expanse,
finding my destiny
in life's journey and dance!

Exif: F Number: 4, Exposure Bias Value: -0.67, ExposureTime: 1/200 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 800, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 70.00 mm, Model: NIKON D800

Uploaded on March 14, 2019
Entered into contest on 2019-03-14 08:40:00

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist


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