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photoblog image A Mid-Week Break

A Mid-Week Break

 

The early bird gets the worm.

(a Great Tit seen outside our apartment door, eating something)

 

 

photoblog image Gorinchem 2015 IMG_9132.jpg

(original image)

 

See what Astrid posted here.

 

 

 

 

 

A Mid-Week Break

 

The early bird gets the worm.

(a Great Tit seen outside our apartment door, eating something)

 

 

photoblog image Gorinchem 2015 IMG_9132.jpg

(original image)

 

See what Astrid posted here.

 

 

 

 

 

comments (34)

I like your revision of reality...
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Larry. I like being able to paint...finally. It's something I've wanted to do all my life! And now...digitally!
great shot. i think you were early as well on this occasion, on having got your 'worm'. really liking the beak and chest details.
Ginnie Hart: Astrid was the one who first saw this little fella, Ayush. At first we thought he was injured but after awhile, he just flew away...after I was able to get several shots of him. This is one of those times when Mother Nature came to us instead of us going to Her. smile
Great treatment. The original is very detailed. Love it
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Hollie. This was so fun...and soulful for me.
i love your painting twiddle Ginnie... and the original shot as well...
this little bird looks like he's is wearing armour on his legs...

i loved Astrid's shot of you and the bird... it shows just how little he is....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Peter. This was a fun collaboration that morning, after Astrid first spied the little fella. I totally agree about the armor on his legs. It almost didn't 'fit' the rest of him, if you know what I mean.
What a fantastic shot, Ginnie!! Your hard work and concentration paid off for this. I can't decide which image I like best- paintings give me such a different feel than photos! And I love Astrid's shot of you!!
Ginnie Hart: You're so very kind, Elizabeth. I have wanted to paint all my life...oil and/or watercolor. Now that I can finally do it digitally, I'm going to do it...plain and simple. It's my time (ha, as I turn 70, why not!). This seemed like a good place to start, which made me so happy when I saw the results. smile
Bird looks fierce.
Ginnie Hart: And to think he was just a wee, little thing, Michael!
  • Astrid
  • The Netherlands
  • 27 May 2015, 04:29
I love the treatment. I think this one is not that old. we do have many of these birds in our courtyard. This one was posing, the older ones always are moving in the 'fast-forward' mode.
I think we both scared literally the S**T out of this little bird... wink
It was fun.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, MLMA. This really WAS fun for both of us. Lisl says he was too young to be frightened, which may be the only explanation that makes sense. Once he flew away, I realized there was nothing wrong with him at all! I think we just interrupted his meal. Shame on us. smile
I quite like your treatment Ginnie! Well done.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Richard. I'm finally able to paint, even if digitally! smile
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 27 May 2015, 06:09
A juvenile feeding himself, Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Yes, indeed, Lisl. I think he didn't expect the audience, however? smile
  • Elaine-
  • Canada
  • 27 May 2015, 06:30
i got yer great tit right here smile sorry i couldn't resist.... what a cutie little baby
Ginnie Hart: HA! Leave it to you, Elaine. Don't you wonder where some names come from?????
  • Chris
  • England
  • 27 May 2015, 06:30
A fledgling Ginnie?
Ginnie Hart: So say both Astrid and Lisl, so they must be right, Chris. smile
That must be a very young one Ginnie. You have had fun with your paint brushes!
Ginnie Hart: Very young, indeed, Bill. In fact, Lisl says he's too young to be afraid.

You have no idea how fun and soulful it is to finally be able to paint, even if digitally. It's something I've wanted to do my entire life. Now that I'm turning 70, it's TIME!
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 27 May 2015, 07:47
It is indeed a great tit, Ginnie!

[I am something of an expert in such things...]
Ginnie Hart: So, you and Astrid can shake hands on this one, Ray. smile
  • Focales
  • Focales
  • 27 May 2015, 08:01
Nice processing, like a painting
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Marie. As I get ready to turn 70, I've decided I'm going to start painting, even if it's digitally! smile
A pretty looking bird Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Pretty bird, Pretty bird, Pretty bird. smile
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 27 May 2015, 08:22
Oh very nicely done, Giinie! I like the painting feeling very much. She looks like she has some tape around a leg but that's unlikely. Off to look at Astrid's shot now.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Alan. I've always wanted to paint and have finally decided to just do it, even if it's digitally! smile
I used to do watercolour.
But this is definitely oil. wink
I still like to doodle sometimes.
Ginnie Hart: This is oil, yes, LC, but my favorite is still watercolor. I'm going to start playing around some more, since it's so soulful to me. smile
  • Pat
  • France
  • 27 May 2015, 09:12
Magnificent painting effect, j 'like it
Good day Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Pat. It's very soulful to me...something I always wanted to do when I was younger but not can finally do digitally.
You did a great job painting your photograph. Ha. I wish it were that easy.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Mary. I think it's probably good that I waited to paint till I could do it digitally like this. HA!
Splendid Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Roland. smile
  • Bonnie
  • United States
  • 27 May 2015, 11:03
But 'the second mouse gets the cheese!'
Great treatment on that image. Little bird look like he's saying "harumph!" Love it.
Ginnie Hart: I like what the second mouse gets better, Bonnie. HA! Good one. Thanks.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 27 May 2015, 11:35
I saw you sitting on a chair to take the picture - shouldn't you use a tripod?

This seems to be a young bird. Is the diminutive of 'tit' a 'titty'?
Ginnie Hart: I knew I couldn't bend my knees that long, Louis, so thankfully I grabbed the portable stool. And yes, I guess it would be a titty. Why didn't I think of that??? grin
A good shot and I love the painterly effect. I note from Astrid's shot that your knee is up to bending very well already, that's great isn't it, you might even be able to dance with joy on your big birthday coming up.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks for noticing, Brian. Believe it or not, Astrid and I dance almost every evening after supper, and have been doing so since the end of my first month (January). It's one of the best exercises for building stability...of which I have plenty now, thankfully! smile
That is so beautiful!
Have a great day!
Natallia Jolliet
http://www.alexphotographygeneva.blogspot.com/
Ginnie Hart: Thank you and thank you, Natallia.
joli tableau!! amitiés
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, JP.
stunning capture Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Ronky.
Paint away!! Love!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Robin. It's very soulful!
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 27 May 2015, 16:16
Two great images - your painterly efforts are very impressive Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thank you and thank you, Anne.
I think that might be a blue tit, aactually???
Ginnie Hart: HA! Well, according to Astrid it's a koolmees, which is a Great Tit. But you can't prove it by me, Tom. At least it appears to be in the tit family, right?
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 27 May 2015, 23:47
It has turned out very nicely smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Cherry.
Both are excellent but I have to say I prefer the original.
Ginnie Hart: Therefore, Michael, I'm so glad I included it, just for you. smile
nice effect smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Joshi.
Love the treatment of the top image...
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Jacquelyn. It was fun. smile
  • jpla.
  • Anjou
  • 28 May 2015, 18:55
Bonne journée
JP
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, JP.

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