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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Downtown Texture Tuesday

I think I found a new favorite texture...Sybil.  Well...I am a green fan...and I love Sally Field...who is the person I always think about when I hear that name.

I love this little duck.  She really wasn't alone.  Standing on a frozen lake, one leg tucked up.  It was single digits.  I just don't get how they don't get frostbite.  Must be those downy feathers.  She was surrounded by many others...but they were just far enough away (merely inches) that I was able to focus on just this little one.  All poofed up.  Deep in thought.  Probably of warmer days and warmer water.

Taking an afternoon siesta.  Or..maybe just slowing down the metabolism in a kind of hibernation stupor?  Maybe.  I just wanted to grab her up an cuddle with her.

The rest of the gang can be seen here....on my post for Wednesday Walk...tomorrow...February 20.

(Taken with my Nikon D7000 and Tamron 200 - 500, edited with a layer of Sybil at multiply and Edith at soft light and brushed off at 50% from the duck herself. Quotes....unknown author and I just couldn't chose which one I like the best. They both stirred tremendous emotions for me.)


  1. Such a lovely image...all soft and quiet.

  2. Perfect little duck, love the one leg and the texture suits this.

  3. too cold to put both feet in the snow!