Login or Join Now

Upload your photos, chat, win prizes and much more

Username:
Password:
Remember Me

Can't Access your Account?

New to ePHOTOzine? Join ePHOTOzine for free!

Dad's Wren

Join Now

Join ePHOTOzine, the friendliest photography community.

Upload photos, chat with photographers, win prizes and much more for free!

Exciting Updates to Free & Paid Memberships! Read More
Add Comment

Today would have been my Dad's 72nd Birthday, he passed away suddenly three days ago, and we are all missing him so much.

You have all been very kind and supportive with your messages, and my Mother read all the comments today which gave her added strength to help ease some of the pain.

As a family we went ahead and celebrated Dad's birthday, with a full Sunday lunch as we would have done any other day.

So many little things happened today, which made us feel that Dad was with us celebrating, including the visit of his little Wren to the garden.

Funnily enough we call it Dad's little Wren despite the fact he could never see it!!.

Many a time I would be round with Mum and Dad and notice the Wren in the garden, we would pointout to Dad that his Wren was there and he would frantically search in the direction we were trying to indicate to him, but he was also too late to see her before she flitted off elsewhere.

Today as if by appointment she arrived and posed for a number of shots, allowing me to get a good close up of her, so I hope you can see her now Dad!!

Happy Birthday Dad, Love you.

Phil & Janet

Camera:Nikon D50 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Sigma 170-500
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Dad's Wren
Username:phil_j phil_j
Uploaded:17 Feb 2008 - 6:15 PM
Tags:General, Wildlife / nature
VS Mode Rating Unrated
These stats show the percentage of wins and the rating score that your photo has achieved. You can go to the VS Mode by clicking on this icon.

Signup to Plus

Become a plus member to see which photo this has won or lost against in the vs mode
Votes:53
Voters:Leightonhs · banehawi · wasper · plugin · KBan · Glostopcat · ron thomas · Melanie_M · trent79 · Cabit · phisher · casson · Badgerfred · dazzaman · taggart · Hop-A-Long · NickBrandon · bpjohn · tigertimb · ringyneck · Bob_V · ericfaragh · GalleryGirl · GlenD · terry_cavner · skewey · fishy2 · Pete · Rubys_mum · bricurtis · fatmod · dickiedriver · Rob_Taylor · Pegon · DerekL · cameraman · Trev_p · User_Removed · Nick_w · CarolG · clintnewsham · Arty · BarbaraR · RuthyJ · tomcat · albi · looboss · trissie · glazzaro · John Giddings · Marian · Assyrian · CherryMartin ·
Views:202
Unique Views:55

Comments

banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 101015 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada3022 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2008 - 6:16 PM

Beautiful tribute to your Dad.


W

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Glostopcat
Glostopcat Plus Member 8247 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2008 - 6:20 PM

A wonderful tribute to your Dad, love the way you've caught the sunlight on little Jenny Wren

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Cabit
Cabit Plus Member 7104 forum postsCabit vcard England
17 Feb 2008 - 6:29 PM

Very nice,
Dave

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

mikesmith
mikesmith Plus Member 1045 forum postsmikesmith vcard United Kingdom35 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2008 - 6:40 PM

A perfect tribute to your Dad. I filled up reading your editorial, remembering losing my dad a number of years ago. A stunning capture with superb lighting
Mike

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

casson
casson Plus Member 8casson vcard United Kingdom
17 Feb 2008 - 6:43 PM

So sad but very touching
john

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Badgerfred
Badgerfred Plus Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
17 Feb 2008 - 6:49 PM

Nice tribute to your dad Phil,
Fred.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

dazzaman
dazzaman Plus Member 8630 forum postsdazzaman vcard England
17 Feb 2008 - 6:55 PM

so sorry to hear this news phil. you have made a beautiful tribute to him.he will be watching over you all.take care of youself,and your mum.
darren.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Coleslaw
Coleslaw Plus Member 913403 forum postsColeslaw vcard Wales28 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2008 - 7:00 PM

so sorry to hear that, Phil.
my condolences.
take care.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

taggart
taggart Plus Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2008 - 7:04 PM

I love the little wren-- Happy Birthday to your Dad--

Jennnnnn

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Hop-A-Long
Hop-A-Long Plus Member 852 forum postsHop-A-Long vcard England
17 Feb 2008 - 7:05 PM

A beautiful tribute and capture.
Andy

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

NickBrandon
NickBrandon Plus Member 829 forum postsNickBrandon vcard United Kingdom
17 Feb 2008 - 7:21 PM

An excellent, pin sharp image of a wren, lovely.

Well done, regards and best wishes, Nick

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

tigertimb
tigertimb Plus Member 740 forum poststigertimb vcard United Kingdom66 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2008 - 7:21 PM

Great shot of the wren, nice detail and a good bit of sunshine.
Just catching up and very sorry to hear the news; my thoughts are with you and the family
Tim

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

ericfaragh
ericfaragh Plus Member 11123 forum postsericfaragh vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2008 - 7:38 PM

A beautiful capture. Sorry to hear of your sad loss.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

GalleryGirl
17 Feb 2008 - 7:39 PM

Happy Birthday Dad. I'm sure Dad was looking down and happy that you continued the day as 'normal'.
Great shot of Dad's little wren.
Marilyn x

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

GlenD
GlenD Plus Member 7GlenD vcard United States
17 Feb 2008 - 7:48 PM

He can see him perfectly now Phil, Lovely shot, Happy Birthday to Dad.
Glen

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

skewey
skewey  831 forum posts England
17 Feb 2008 - 8:07 PM

A stunning tribute.Our thoughts are with you.
Paul

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

fishy2
fishy2 Plus Member 7fishy2 vcard
17 Feb 2008 - 8:08 PM

top shot great detail.
jase.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

bricurtis
bricurtis Plus Member 91935 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2008 - 8:43 PM

This is a cracking Wren image Phil. How amazing it seems that this Wren should put in an appearance like this on such an occasion for your family.
Very emotive.
Brian.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

phil_j
phil_j Plus Member 8133 forum postsphil_j vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2008 - 8:44 PM

Thanks again everybody, been a tough few days but I've found that being able to just take a few minutes on here, and express my thoughts and feelings through words and pictures has really helped me a lot.

I will try to catch up with everyone sometime during the week.

Phil

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

fatmod
fatmod Plus Member 8fatmod vcard England
17 Feb 2008 - 8:53 PM

fantastic image of dads wren our thoughts are with you

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

dickiedriver
dickiedriver Plus Member 8212 forum postsdickiedriver vcard United Kingdom
17 Feb 2008 - 8:54 PM

What a lovely shot and fitting tribute to your dad he would be proud our thoughts are with you all

Richard

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Rob_Taylor
Rob_Taylor Plus Member 10659 forum postsRob_Taylor vcard Wales5 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2008 - 9:03 PM

A fabulous shot and a lovely tribute

Rob

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Pegon
Pegon Plus Member 978 forum postsPegon vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2008 - 9:04 PM

Another lovely tribute Phil. My thoughts are with you and your family at this sad time.
Pete.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

DerekL
DerekL Plus Member 9118 forum postsDerekL vcard England24 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2008 - 9:20 PM

A beautiful tribute to your dad.
Small things like this will remain with you in your memories of him in the future. In your sad times my thoughts are with you.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Nick_w
Nick_w Plus Member 74079 forum postsNick_w vcard England99 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2008 - 11:14 PM

A great tribute

Last Modified By Nick_w at 17 Feb 2008 - 11:14 PM

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

User_Removed
User_Removed Junior Member 8 England16 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2008 - 11:21 PM

Beautiful capture Phil, lovely light and setting. Lovely that you all sensed your Dad's presence and that his little wren turned up. Things move in mysterious ways. Stay strong; love to you all
Andrew

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8153 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
18 Feb 2008 - 8:00 AM

What a wonderful tribute, and I'm sure your dad can see this wonderful image that you have produced for him. Great work, and may your sorrow ease in time. Carol

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

BarbaraR
BarbaraR Plus Member 8BarbaraR vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Feb 2008 - 2:50 PM

Lovely and touching too.
Bless.

B.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

looboss
looboss Plus Member 83124 forum postslooboss vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
18 Feb 2008 - 10:57 PM

Beautiful and so full of sentiment behind it, This should go on the wall framed and hanged proudly.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

trissie
trissie Plus Member 8trissie vcard United Kingdom
19 Feb 2008 - 11:29 PM

A beautiful capture and a lovely tribute to your Dad.

Trish

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Assyrian
Assyrian Plus Member 7132 forum postsAssyrian vcard Scotland
21 Feb 2008 - 7:50 PM

Lovely tribute and a great shot!

Chris

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

- Original Poster Comments
- Your Posts

Add a Comment

You must be a member to leave a comment

Username:
Password:
Remember me:
Un-tick this box if you want to login each time you visit.