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"Bird" under the Branches

Posted by
Denny Jump (Bellevue, WA, United States) on 27 February 2011 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

The great Jazz Saxophonist, Charlie Parker was also known as "Yardbird" or just "Bird." Nobody but nobody played like Bird. He branched out to stratospheric heights in his expression and artistry. The bird in this image also branches out and "plays" like no other.... He plays with your mind! He is elusive, flighty, and worst of all, he is smug. He has his back turned to us, but just as well, we can enjoy the entire chilly scene here..I have a feeling we will not have very many more chilly scenes to show. It's still quite cool here in Pennsylvania, but Mother Nature is on the move. The variety of weather common to March and April is fast approaching. So while we can, let's enjoy "Bird" on the Rocks!.....ps - He's actually not ON the rocks, he's over there on the left, but, shhh, don't disturb him!

OLYMPUS E-510 1/80 second F/7.1 ISO 100 70 mm

** Staples Singers - "Respect Yourself"

- " We do not move forward from a middle opinion, which is undemocratic but mediocratic.
We advance from a creative passion "- (Edgar Morin)

- "To photograph is to hold one's breath, when all faculties converge to capture fleeting reality. It's at
that precise moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy."
- Henri Cartier-Bresson.

::Words from Denny:
- My beliefs, and values, have always been strongly tied-to music, especially Jazz, and Blues.
- The following artists and lyrics seem to "sum-up" where my spirit resides:
EARTH WIND AND FIRE;
"HOLD ON TO YOUR SPIRIT,
ALWAYS FEEL YOUR SOUL....
HONOR THE MAGIC IN YOUR HEART"
; Earth Wind and Fire

OLYMPUS E-510
1/80 second
F/7.1
ISO 100
70 mm

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