Surprise! We have a fast turn-around for another Brenda Photo Challenge! The theme is Circles. There were not any spare minutes to do a photo shoot for this one, so I plucked a great candidate from my digital library.
One of my blog’s all-time popular posts was about bird bottles. That May 27, 2009, story introduced many folks to these delightful old-fashioned houses for small nesting birds. A wren pair raised a little family in our bird bottle last year, and I was lucky enough to capture a few pictures of momma perched at the opening.
After zooming in and carefully cropping one of my original images, one can immediately see a series of circles: the pottery ridges created by the hand-throwing process; the house opening; the highlighted body of the delicate creature; and lastly, momma bird’s watchful eye. I applied a painting filter, with a light touch, to soften the texture and gently colorize the wren. And finally, I added a green textured background to finish off the composition. The image was taken at f/5.6, 1/50 second, and ISO 200.
bird bottle momma wren