Thursday, March 18, 2010

Watching and Waiting

Nikon F100, Nikkor 28-105 f3.5-4.5 D, Ilford FP4 plus (ISO 125), (Click to enlarge)

We were putting out some old dried bread onto the bird table with the unmistakable feeling of being watched. I turned around and there they were, waiting for us to leave so that they could tuck in! Someone commenting on this picture on photo.net said it was like something out of a Hitchcock film, maybe the black and white makes it look a bit sinister but in reality it was quite funny - we weren't attacked by them or anything.

Waiting patiently for things is not a forte of mine so maybe these birds have a lesson to teach me. Also I am reminded of some lovely words from Psalm 130
I wait for the LORD, my whole being waits,
and in his word I put my hope.

I wait for the Lord
more than watchmen wait for the morning,
more than watchmen wait for the morning.

2 comments:

Joc Sanders said...

Lovely image, Daniel! Yesterday, St Patrick's Day, the first frog spawn appeared in the garden pool. Spring at last is on the way. The birds won't need feeding for much longer!

Daniel Owen said...

(My first comment had a spelling mistake so I deleted it and am trying again).

Thanks Joc. I think after such a long, cold winter we are getting even more excited than usual about the new life that spring brings. It's been an extra long wait this year.