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September 2019



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Corn by curtana

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I had a terrible time coming up with an idea for this one, but I finally did. I have a lot of grackles and starlings that come to my deck to eat the seeds the squirrels - who are adorable but horrendously messy - strew everywhere. They're iridescent but essentially black, so suddenly the old nursery rhyme line came to me: Four and twenty blackbirds, baked in a pie. Aha! I thought. I'll photograph the flock and there's my response: pie filling. Except with the weather improving they're coming around less, and they also spook really easily. With the squirrels and most of the birds I can open the back door and shoot through the storm door, so there's only one pane of glass between me and my subject. These guys scatter if they even see movement behind the doors, so opening even one is impossible. Finally this afternoon I got a picture of one lone grackle who showed up to dine and didn't care that I was there. The double glass was not my friend, however, so in the end I deleted all the color and essentially went the b&w route. So here's 1/24 of a pie, and he's looking decidedly grumpy at his fate.

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Nice one! And yes - he does look grumpy.

Reminds me - must post my picture.
Thank you. I liked the idea once I finally thought of it, but I'm still so frustrated I couldn't get more of the flock. :-(
So here's 1/24 of a pie, and he's looking decidedly grumpy at his fate.
*g* I suppose he is! This is a great answer to the prompt, and a really elaborate one, too!
Thank you. It did turn out to be quite the explanation, didn't it? *g*
*grins* Love your description, and stalwart attempt to get a full pie's worth.
Thank you. I'm still so frustrated that I had the idea and couldn't make it happen. :-(
Lol. Very creative! I love black and white photos too. Nicely done!
Thank you. :-) I like b&w, too, and really ought to do more with it.
*laughs* What an imaginative response to the prompt.
And I really like the black and white. It works very well.
Thank you on both counts, though I'm not sure I was imaginative so much as desperate, LOL!