Monday, June 01, 2009

THEME DAY - FEET

Crow's feet, a gripping image

Theme Day - Feet


I had toyed with the obvious lateral choice of crows feet around the human eye but decided no. To publish an image of someone, a stranger, and refer to their laughter lines (as some know them) crows feet may have proved a little indelicate. Also a little too obvious that I would go for the lateral choice, so turn the idea on it's head and for once post a literal sensible straight forward image. I checked with the crow who didn't think it it was at all indelicate I photographed his
talons. Even put his best manicured crow foot forward. As a bonus you get all the glossy feather detail too and the grain of the wood. Now this was better than posting my toenail that fell off when I broke my toe a couple of years ago wasn't it? Well perhaps not it was beautiful shade of purple.


58 comments:

lynn said...

Great shot Babooshka! Wot no Twitter? Come on...

marley said...

Excellent detail and, as you say, the detail of the feathers and wood is an added bonus! Good call for theme day, though part of me wants to see the purple nail!

Pam said...

I can't wait for the Biker's feet. What lens did you use? I need help with my speed setting for the TT B.

Sakiwi said...

Also crow's feet, but quite literally a different interpretation to that of Julie from Sydney. Such a great contrast.

Dan said...

Babs I'll pass on the purple toenail for this. The feathers are so sharp and silky.

Clueless in Boston said...

A gripping, grabbing, grappling image. Well done and inspired. Happy theme day.

Snapshutter said...

Hehe, how clever. Alfred Hitchcokk anyone?

gogouci said...

Very clever interpretation for Theme Day. I knew you wouldn't disappoint.

Kate said...

You describe your photo well. I first noticed the glossy feathers but then returned again to check out the talons. They look wicked. I could have photographed my parrot's "feet" but I don't think she would have cooperated.

Gaelyn said...

Thank you for not sharing the purple toe. LOL! Yet I rather like the crows feet, both the capture and the ones by my eyes.

Leif Hagen said...

Bird feet! Crow feet! Meet Isle of Man feet! Black feet - claw feet! Not on a street feet! Boiled in water feet, a real treat?! Unique feet! Regards from Minnesota, USA

Rajesh said...

Nice shot

White Oleander said...

Such an original shot like always:)

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Dusty Lens said...

Gorgeous crows feet. I don't think that sentence has ever been uttered before. Still, it is a gorgeous photo. And I am happy it is crows feet as the human foot, for some reason, creeps me out. No foot fetish here. By the way, how did you get a close up of a crow? Crows up here are shy, timid, and nervous around people.

Laurie said...

Marvelous and magical. You've really outdone yourself for theme day, m'lady. I love this!

Jilly said...

Love your choice, Babooshka and the take on crow's feet. You got a great close up there.

tapirgal said...

That is a GREAT photo of the crow. It almost looks like abstract art. I love the crow's feathers and color and the background, too.

Small City Scenes said...

Great subject and great shot---and get a grip--LOL!! MB

Bibi said...

Thanks for sparing us the human crow's feet! I must check the portal to see if anyone has done such a photo! I like your crow's tootsies.

magiceye said...

gripping indeed!

Anonymous said...

Clever!

Mo said...

Love your bird. How you manage to get so close to a crow beats me. They always take of whenever I get anywhere near them.

Shantaram said...

Gripping, indeed! Looks like a rather harried crow - were you taking too many pictures ? ;)

Happy theme day!

Jim said...

I like your crows feet.

Ben said...

I guess this one is not (yet!?) drank. Love your comment on mine.

Buck said...

Beautiful, quoth the Raven.

B Squared said...

How did you get him to pose for this?

lv2scpbk said...

I like this photo. Neat.

Shannon said...

The idea you had was really clever, I wouldn't have even thought of that! Great shot you got.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

You picked the right crow's feet.

Halcyon said...

Wonderful idea for the theme day. I had foot surgery a few years ago - perhaps I should have posted my before and after pics. Ah well!!

Dewdrop said...

You make me laugh... so I guess I have some crows walking on my face thanks to you.

Hilda said...

I'm just glad he's not gripping you. Those talons look like they can hurt a lot!

Lessie said...

Love this choice -- cute feet!

Marie Reed said...

***groan**** :) Bodacious birdie butt! Stunning work Babs!

susieofarabia said...

I love your take on Theme Day!!! I can always count on you to put a smile on my face!

Karen said...

Crow's feet! I love it. Wonderful photo and creativity on the theme.

Pam said...

Much cleverer than actual crow's feet photo and prettier too.

See you at the TT, maybe?

Bergson said...

a good shot for this theme day

Anonymous said...

IMA

mannanan said...

I just love this image.Awesome.

fishing guy said...

Babooshka: The feet - really neat.

Lisa Wilson said...

That's a great shot and very creative!

Babooshka said...

Ben - he was definitely sober compared to your bird who couldn't walk in straight line.

Thanks all for once again taking timing out to not only view, read my meandering but comment.

Rambling Round said...

A very gripping entry for Theme Day!

PJ said...

There's nothing funnier than watching a bird miss a landing. With feet like that you would think that would never happen!

BeachILike said...

Really good shot :)

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Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

I was hoping to see some great bird or animal feet and you delivered. a very unique capture.

Tash said...

Ahhh - a play on a play on words - fantabulous.
Whenever I see a crow here (and we have quite a few), I remember how much you said you like them.

Hyde DP said...

glad yu spared us the toenail - i had that happen long time ago - great shot of the crow.

Carolina said...

Clever! Great shot of course, nice story, was chuckling away, until the horrible toenail was mentioned. Yuck!

Keropok Man said...

those feet, when they grabs, it's painful!

happy theme day!

Carraol said...

Great choice for this theme, a beautiful and strange bird.

Mojo said...

Fantastic feet! And I love the shimmer in the featherage. (Guess that's not a word... Firefox doesn't think so anyway.) Marvelous!

JM said...

Gorgeous shot and great framing!

Zannnie said...

what a feet photo! :)

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Tanya said...

I like this! Reminds me of Hitchcock!

Chuck Pefley said...

They have amazing strength in those tiny feet, don't they? Surely works for me for theme day!

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