explorations in color and design

explorations in color and design

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Take a Word: Feathered Friends


On a snowy day last week, a large shape in a tree in my front yard suddenly attracted my eye. It was the biggest, fattest, reddest robin I'd ever seen. I honestly did not know a robin could be so plump. I grabbed my phone and took a picture of it through the kitchen window, just before it flew off. Below is the photo (not the clearest, I admit) and a version that I altered to give it a more fanciful twist. Spring is coming!





10 comments:

peggy gatto said...

Love how you enhanced his!

Sim said...

I love the way you've interpreted this picture Sherry.
(Several consecutive winters, I had a domesticated robin as tubby as this one, and yours reminds me some cute souvenirs...)

Lori Saul said...

Wonderful effects and he is a big guy or he is puffed up from the cold!

Judy said...

What a cheerful chubby robin, Sherry!!

Junibears said...

Wonderful treatment of your photo Sherry! Love it! xx

Kathy, die Stichm├╝cke said...

You have fed this bird to well...LOL
Good idea to treat this photo this way.

indybev said...

My DIL is volunteering at the Earth Discovery Center at the park near our home. She has learned that in very cold weather birds fluff their feathers as their protection from the cold. Since we learned that, we understand why all our cardinals have been looking so plump in our recent subzero weather! I'm sure your plump robin is wishing he hadn't migrated quite so early! Beautiful work, by the way!

Ozstuff said...

I love your fluffed up robin, Sherry. I hope he's OK. Apart from the cold, unwell birds puff up their feathers too. Great photo and great added artwork.

Taluula said...

I love your fluffy robin, Sherry, and the treatment you've given it. Yay ... spring is on the way.

Deann said...

I love this Sherry it looks like a batik print.