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"Love on The Rocks" - Common Merganser 1 of 3

Posted by
Denny Jump (Bellevue, WA, United States) on 23 May 2013 in Animal & Insect.

Female on the rock and male in the water..I love both these birds so much...The female has a wild and snazzy rusty-colored "hair style" and a beautiful slate grey body of feathers...The male Merganser has a "Tuxedo -like" appearance with his Black and white coloring. Reminds me of Cab Calloway ready to bust out in a song :-)

I captured this series at The Bushkill Creek right near our condo.

** 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