Bird on the Wire

Bird on the Wire is a song quite a few artists have covered but I like the Johnny Cash version the best.  When you do a search for the song it often comes up as Bird on a Wire instead of the Wire.  This is a little confusing because there is a Mel Gibson and Goldie Hawn 1990 movie titled Bird on a Wire.

The song titled Bird on the Wire was written by the noted singer/songwriter Leonard Cohen.  The series of photos titled Bird on the Wire were taken by the not so noted me.






Random female mallard duck photo.


Random black & white flower photo.

I don’t think I’m an irrational person but there is something about this photo that makes it cling to me (or me to it?).  Everytime I think I’m going to delete it I pause, look at it, and then can’t delete it.  There’s not even a blossom showing.  I don’t have a rational reason for keeping it, just a strange force that keeps me from deleting it.  This really confuses the rational me.  I’m thinking I will delete it someday, but right now it has some sort of strange power over me.


As always I appreciate you taking the time to look through my photos.


A nikon D7100 was used for all photos.  The pigeon and duck photos were taken with a Nikkor 80-400mm telephoto zoom lens.  The black and white flower photo was taken with a Sigma 105mm macro lens.

6 thoughts on “Bird on the Wire

    • Thank you Gabriela. I do like symmetry, maybe that’s what’s holding on to me. I’m thinking if I clone out that stuff in the lower right it will be even more symmetrical, but I’ll never delete it.

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    • Thank you Donna. You know better than I that capturing a bird sitting on a wire is much easier than getting a good shot of a bird in flight. Someday I’m going to take the time to learn exactly how to set my camera up for that. Right now it is (and has been almost since day one) set to single, center point focus with the smallest area set for metering. Also I always use aperture or full manual settings. There have been maybe four or five unexpected times when I tried to capture BIF with very mixed results. With my settings trying to do BIF photography is very similar to trap shooting with bolt action 22 rifle instead of using a semi-automatic shotgun with birdshot.

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