Tuesday, September 1, 2009

...that could poke an eye out!

When I saw this photo I laughed. I know I'd think twice before diving into that thing for a seed or two!

Study those things long and hard Mr. G.
The spines on that teasel look dangerous
to me, no matter how tasty the seed!

25 comments:

Chris said...

Hi Kelly,
Funny, but the real question is: Is he gonna think twice before getting the seeds from there ;-) I guess he did not! Beautiful picture, I love the attitude and the composition is wonderful!
Yesterday I saw a northern wheathear fyling around our garden all day, so I decided that I will start to build a kind of seeds area for this winter ;-)

gianna said...

kelly....you take very beautiful photos.....kiss

Dave Lewis said...

Being teased by a teasel!

Adrienne in Ohio said...

Cute photo, Kelly!

Busy Bee Suz said...

Yep, he needs a face mask. So cute Kelly!

ShySongbird said...

So pretty! He looks so quizzical but I doubt he hesitated for long :)

Roy said...

*in my best Margaret Hamilton voice*
"We have to do these things caaarefully, caarrrefully!"

Great shot! Knowing the ingenuity of Goldfinches, I'm sure he got the seeds with not a scratch.

Vickie said...

Great image! Also enjoyed the post of the juvenile with the male. It's not so easy to capture these, to see them before they see you and fly. But I'm working on it! I do love seeing the birds going about their daily activities!

John said...

Hi Kelly,

Must get my Health and Safety hat on here....should there not be sign up saying ' Goggles to be worn at all times' LOL.....

Great photo.

John

Kelly said...

John....haha...little birdy goggles. I can see them now!

Kelly said...

Roy....I can hear Margaret saying that now!!

The Early Birder said...

Excellent composition Kelly. Maybe if I had a longer beak it would help! FAB

Warren Baker said...

He's well equipped to tackle that safely kelly.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Cute, Kel... I'm sure that little guy found a way to get to that seed, don't you think????? They are persistent--just like I am when I'm trying to get to something to eat that I want.... ha ha

Hugs,
Betsy

Montanagirl said...

Good catch Kelly! Did he dive in?

Ken Browne. said...

Hi Kelly.
As usual, another nice photograph.

JKoenig said...

At least he was wise enough to "think" about it.

Kelly said...

...well....he seemed to be thinking about it, but after a little bit, he skipped it and went for the thistles that were all around! More to his liking...

Roy said...

Sensible bird Kelly and such a colourful one.

Elaine said...

Great shot! I laughed when I saw this too. And what a wise bird to pass up on those almost irresitable seeds....

holdingmoments said...

Great capture Kelly.

Laure Ferlita said...

Isn't there a saying about the sweetest fruit is always a the end of the branch? Maybe it's the same with seeds - the ones the meanest pods are the best!

Nature As Is said...

Lovely shot Kelly!! Love the way you captured the bird looking and thinking first. Nice to catch nature doing that isn't it :)

Mary said...

Funny! Good shot....they don't seem to be very afraid to dive into the thistle patch. I guess when you are that little and light, it is easier :-)

Banjo52 said...

I've never see a gold finch in such a clear and relevant setting. Absolutely great shot.