Thursday, June 24, 2021

Blue-winged Teal Take-off

On a recent visit to the Discovery Nature Sanctuary at Winkler, I had the joy of capturing a series of photos of the Blue-Winged Teal on take-off.

In a perfect world the bird would be flying into the pictures, but we all know that we don't live in a perfect world.

Enjoy the photos and a few quotes I found online.

 “Everyone likes birds. What wild creature is more accessible to our eyes and ears, as close to us and everyone in the world, as universal as a bird?”


“The reason birds can fly and we can’t is simply because they have perfect faith, for to have faith is to have wings.”



 “Every bird, every tree, every flower reminds me what a blessing and privilege it is just to be alive.” 



 “Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly.” 



“The birds, the moon and the clouds have an important mission: To make mankind turn their eyes towards the skies! And so man can leave his own little local world and focus on something bigger, the universe!”



 Think About It:

Consider the ravens: they neither sow nor reap, they have neither storehouse nor barn, and yet God feeds them. 

Of how much more value are you than the birds!

Luke 12:24 ESV

16 comments:

William Kendall said...

Wonderful action shots.

Ginny Hartzler said...

Just lovely photos! I think that taking off is more interesting anyway!

Hootin' Anni said...

Gorgeous flight photos Ruth. My favorite quite is the 2nd one.

MadSnapper said...

these are amazing amazing amazing, each flap of the wings was captured, several of these together would make a super animated gif... each one he is fliing out of the photo but never makes it. super shots Ruth

Marie Smith said...

Excellent photos. I saw a small flock of these yesterday and my photos are horrible compared to these. Great job.

photowannabe said...

Oh Ruth..these photos are outstanding and the thoughts that go with them are perfect. Well done.
Sue

Rose L said...

Lovely!

George said...

All of these pictures are simply magnificent -- it doesn't matter that the birds are not flying toward us. The quotes are great as well; each is full of wisdom.

Pamela M. Steiner said...

Oh my goodness! Those are beautiful pictures of a magnificent bird, one of God's loveliest creatures! Thank you so much for sharing it with us. I think these are pretty close to perfect, if you ask me!! I enjoyed the quotes as well.

Robin said...

Ruth, outstanding images of this Teal!

happyone said...

Excellent shots of the take off. Really impressive!!

T3inKY said...

How lovely!

Shug said...

Love this Post.....

E.lizabeth said...

wow, great captures. i enjoy their wings ... neat views!! hope your week is starting off well. rain needed. i wanna work outdoors but it is just to warm. gotta get things done really early if we have to go out. wow wee!! ( ;

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

These are wonderful action photos, Ruth! I think the fact the bird is flying away allows us to see his wings more clearly. I also enjoyed reading the quotes and scripture.

Brenda Kay Ledford said...

These are awesome photos and I love the Bible verse. Stay cool and enjoy summer.

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