Darkling Thrush

Saw this little hermit thrush while on a walk with the dogs, between rain storms. With apologies to Thomas Hardy, of course:

". . . At once a voice arose among
The bleak twigs overhead
In a full-hearted evensong
Of joy illimited;
An aged thrush, frail, gaunt, and small,
In blast-beruffled plume,
Had chosen thus to fling his soul
Upon the growing gloom.

So little cause for carolings
Of such ecstatic sound
Was written on terrestrial things
Afar or nigh around,
That I could think there trembled through
His happy good-night air
Some blessed Hope, whereof he knew
And I was unaware. "


Beautiful bird and one of my favorite poems also. Super nice capture.
posted February 4th, 2018  
Very pretty.
posted February 5th, 2018  
I like your processing,a lovely cute bird.
posted February 5th, 2018  
gorgeous photo! fav
posted February 5th, 2018  
@allisonblackwell @danette @skippysue @lynnz Thank you for your kind words. I have heard these thrushes a lot, but this is the first time one posed for me. I think her boldness had something to do with the rain. I have always loved their singing, but rarely had a chance to appreciate their beatiful, soft coloring,
posted February 5th, 2018  
lovely photo
posted February 5th, 2018  
Beautiful clarity :)
posted February 5th, 2018  
beautiful photo - and great lines to accompany it
posted February 5th, 2018  
Good capture
posted February 5th, 2018  
Great capture
posted February 5th, 2018  
A lovely capture. Fav!! 😀
posted February 5th, 2018  
Lovely shot
posted February 5th, 2018  
cracking detail Pam
posted February 5th, 2018  
Just trying to catch up...Fav. :)
posted February 7th, 2018  
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