Monday, April 1, 2013

Hiding in Plain Sight

I've been working on some drawings of trees to carve into linoleum blocks lately. I used to print out my photos, then draw from the printed copy, but have recently discovered (duh!) that I can work from the screen and zoom in where and when I need to; this way I can really see and get the details right. I took this picture of our hawthorn tree several years ago. As I worked I was quite focused on the tree branches and berries.

Maybe you spotted them already, but only when I zoomed in further did I see this house finch…

And her mate…

Hiding in plain sight.


Lucia Sasaki said...

Beautiful pictures!
It is a blessing taking or discovering pictures with little birds in them.
Once I took pictures of a mulberry tree in my neighborhood and heard a bird singing inside it. I could take a picture of the beautiful bird with a yellow "breastplate" hiding among the foliage.
You cand find my pictures in You need to zoom them to see it.
Thanks for sharing your hawthorne little friends!!


Christine Linton said...

What a treat to find these lovely little finches in your tree.