Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Father's Day!

It looks like this little guy is shouting 
"Happy Father's Day!" to all of his friends.

I saw this bird in Ohio, but I could not positively ID him. I couldn't see a white eyebrow stripe of a Marsh Wren or even hear his song. I just had an impression of a silhouette against the sky for a brief second and quickly sketched it out.

20 comments:

Gabrielle said...

Excellent quick sketch, Kelly. Keep it up!

Montanagirl said...

There's just no end to your talents! Great sketch.

Roy said...

Good sketch! By the beak and the tail I'd say it was some kind of Wren.

Montanagirl said...

Hi Kelly - I just went back to read the comment you left me regarding your camera/lens. Thank you so much for taking the time to answer me. Your photography is so beautiful. I use the Canon EOS40D with the Canon 100-400 IS lens, but find it a little slow: It hunts. I did drop it a year ago, and had it repaired, the photos are passable, but not as sharp as I'd like them to be.

Roy said...

Great sketch - I would say it is classic "Kelly".

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Such talents, Kell my friend... I couldn't draw or sketch my way out of a paper bag. I'm SO impressed...

Happy Father's Day to you and your family.
Hugs,
Betsy

Sue said...

Kelly, all I could think of when I saw your sketch was-wouldn't that make a nice notecard. You've got talent!!

Tammie Lee said...

Sweet sweet sketch!

holdingmoments said...

A quick sketch? It would take me forever to get any where close to that, lol

Warren Baker said...

resembles our wrens over here Kelly, so it must be a Wren!

Steve said...

Its defo a Wren of some sort, but what? Ace sketch Kelly.

Richard said...

Kelly - I'd call that a "Black and White" Warbler...:-)

Adrienne in Ohio said...

I love this, Kelly. I didn't know that you could draw as well. You certainly are a talented woman!

E said...

Very artist, glad you had a wonderful vacation, great pictures, dear Kelly, timing, colors and the flowers, pure poetry. Congrats, hugs to all.

Linda McGeary said...

Hi Kelly, Yep, talent and joy.
You can see it in every line.
I'm dropping hints that I want a new camera for my birthday coming up. What kind is yours? I think you told me once, but I can't find it. I've been looking, but I have to give my husband a note with all the pertinent information or it might not happen.
That would make a great father's day card. My husband, Duncan, always says the day after Father's day, is Step Father's day, so for them too.
Your posts are always a bright spot in my day.

Kelly said...

Gabrielle...thank you. I'm going to try to do more. I did this guy in under a minute...he's not the best, but I he really does look happy like he's shouting out a message, so I used him.

Mona....thank you very much. It's just a quick field sketch...

Roy...it's probably a Sedge Wren, but I couldn't ID it because I saw none of the field marks...just that brief silhouette that inspired me!

Mona....I wish I had a 100-400 mm lens!! This lens is really nice. I like it a lot even though it's not as powerful...

Roy...thank you very much! I hope I can get back to more art. I think I want to try some pen and inks with watercolor...

Betsy...thank you very much.....hope you and George had a wonderful Father's Day! I loved your Father's Day post...

Sue...thank you. It's just a quick sketch. I need to put some effort into a drawing. I hope to have more and more time to sketch...

Tammie Lee....thank you very much!

Keith...haha! Thank you.....

Warren....everyone agrees. Now, which wren. My guess is Sedge Wren from the location and time of year, but couldn't see the field marks so....doesn't count.

Steve....exactly my thoughs.... :-) Thank you!

Richard.....it is definitely drawn in black and white!! :-)

Adrienne...thank you. I don't know that I have that much talent, but I do enjoy it, and when the camera can't capture something....a pencil and pen can!

Enita....thank you.....you and Tommy have to head down. You would love photographing these birds....hugs...

Linda...thank you so much....you are so sweet!! A new camera is so much fun. I just told Mona what I had, let me copy it here:

I use Rick's camera (which basically has become mine). Before I started blogging Rick took a lot of bird photos for me. Now I take them all... It's a Nikon D700. I have a Nikon AF-S VR-Nikkor 70-200mm 2.5G lens. I also use a Nikon 2x teleconverter. When something is really far away, I always use a monopod and then crop the heck out of it in Aperture (I'm a Mac person). The lens is nice because it has Vibration reduction, which makes the crops acceptable. That's why I don't have the sharpness of photos taken with a reall 400mm lens. On of these days.....

Laure Ferlita said...

Under a minute?! OUTSTANDING! We want more!! Develop that talent, girl, develop it!!

And Happy Father's Day to your famiy!

Kelly said...

...thank you, Laure!! :-)

Heather said...

This one is very sweet. I wish you would share more of your sketches (if you feel comfortable doing so) - I love seeing the renderings that come from your hand and your mind's eye.

dAwN said...

Sweet sketch!