Metallic is for the Birds!
Posted on December 16, 2021
by Susanne Swanson
It’s time for another Sunday Stills Challenge and it’s all about Metallic, which for my purposes is defined as having a quality of metal that includes shiny, lustrous or sparkling colors!
It so happens I found a cormorant preening on Lake Washington this week, and the lake looked like molten silver, rather metallic I thought.
Closer to home in my backyard, the neck and crown of the male Anna’s Hummingbird looked metallic when he turned his head just so.
But if these aren’t metallic enough for you, I’ll close with ‘Firebird’ – an 18 ft. sculpture also known as ‘Disco Chicken’ – I found in front of the Museum of Modern Art in Charlotte, North Carolina!
And that will do for now.
Category: Birds, Nature, PhotographyTags: Anna's hummingbird, Birds, cormorant, Firebird, Lake Washington, metallic, Nature, nature photography, photo challenge, Sunday Stills
They all worked for me. We used to have cormorants on the Thams, in Central London. The river had got so clean, they returned. I used to watch them just under Tower Bridge, when I lived in that area.
Best wishes, Pete.
Thanks, Pete! I love seeing the cormorants, When they spread their wings to soak in the sun they remind me of batman! 🙂
We still do get them on the Thames Pete – I saw one recently near Blackfriars 🙂
Glad to hear that. I moved to Norfolk in 2012, so wasn’t sure. 🙂
Terrific shots all!
Thanks so much, John!! 😍
Great captures of metallic, Susanne! The cormorant is beautiful and that hummer–oh my! Great disco chicken statue!!
I love the cormorants, and the hummers, as you know. And isn’t that a wild sculpture? 😄
Thank you so much!
I love the disco chicken but on balance real birds are best!
Thanks! I prefer real birds too! 😊
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Love your pics, especially the hummer. Reminded me of my Rodney, male Anna’s’s that I had for a while.
Thanks so much! I love the hummers in my backyard but never thought to name them! 😊