April 22, 2012

Dead On

SDP  4-22-12
Invariably, the only time the entire SDP staff agrees to opt for black and white is when the image involves a dead tree. It always seems appropriate. Although this tree at Urfer Family Park appears to be dead, there's a lot of life on it. It must be crawling with bugs, because a woodpecker is pecking away at it incessantly whenever I visit Henry and Henrietta (the red shouldered hawks) in the evening. If you view this photo closer, you'll see Woody in the upper left hand corner sitting at the top of the limb blending in quite nicely.

10 comments:

We are: clamco said...

Dead trees are cool and creepy! Is that the sun setting or the moon rising in the background?

Lowell said...

Spooky! Terrific photo which would work very well as the cover of a Halloween novel!

Randy said...

I think the tree is still beautiful in it's own way. Great b&w.

SRQ said...

@Clamco - That's the moon rising.

Kelly said...

Beautiful!

Jocie Z ROCK said...

wow SRQ!! phenom!! what a moment you captured!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Great in b/w and I am very glad that Woody is holding on tight. S/He is not a lightweight bird and I am hoping that the limb will support his/her weight!

Bises,
Genie

Jim Klenke said...

love the black and white, woody blends right in.

Ali Crehan said...

Very nice black and white!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Love the composition on this one SRQ and yes, brilliant in B&W.