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Recent retiree--35 year's experience teaching reading, English, adult basic education and volunteer leadership skills. Started this blog to exchange ideas and commentary with friends and others having an interest in joining the discussions. Greatest life accomplishments include: 1.organized my 3rd grade class to check out library books for me to get around librarian's weekly limit--Amazon.com, the Mullins Elementary 3rd Grade Class of 1956 is still waiting for "thank you" notes; 2. volunteered in the Peace Corps, island of St. Kitts, West Indies; 3.taught adults to read, earn their GEDs., and speak English as a second language; 4. bought a border collie puppy for $6, got evicted rather than give him up, and began a life-long love affair with all things "Dog"; 5. joined a physical fitness boot camp in my mid-50s--don't mess with someone who's been doing regulation pushups in wet grass at 5:30 a.m.; 6. walked across Northern England with best friend Sally--over 80 miles from the Irish to North Seas; and 7. travelled to many foreign countries for pleasure and work.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Good Photos Challenge Day 6 - From a High Angle

30 Day Good Photos Challenge Day 6 Subject - From a High Angle

Yesterday's photo challenge subject was "from a low angle". I used a photo of the underside of this robin's nest which looked like a mop head with all the nesting material hanging down in strings. Today's shot of the same nest in the viburnum to illustrate "from a high angle" is such a contrast--a smooth, tightly molded concave just perfect for protecting eggs in the spring and the bossy little babies until they're ready to fly away.

Photographic license: I added these three fake eggs to the empty nest just for interest. Earlier the nest held three eggs that were robin's egg blue. I had to get on the second from the top rung of a stepladder to get this shot angle. Since falling off a ladder a few year's ago this was a bit beyond my comfort range, but we must make sacrifices for art's sake, right? :-)


Jan n Jer said...

Thats a really good shot...love the composition! You had me thinking about those eggs! LOL! I wonder if your neighbors saw you on the ladder...you are giving them lots to talk about!

Leora said...

Funny - we had a real robins' nest, so I knew the eggs were supposed to be blue! Cool idea.