Sing If You're H.A.P.P.Y.............

By NaturesHaven
My first of 2014................Male Chaffinch singing his song............GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

I hope everyone had a good New Years Eve and is feeling much better this evening............GrinGrinGrinGrin

I'd like to thank the people for their support throughout 2013, thanks for the great comments, awards, poems, jokes etc etc.............all very much appreciated...........GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

Tags: Canon Male Chaffinch Bird Avian Wildlife and nature Natures Haven

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Mollycat Plus
3 11 2 United Kingdom
1 Jan 2014 6:53PM
Beautiful capture Julia. Superb picture. GrinGrinGrin Peter

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1 Jan 2014 7:00PM
A lovely capture, Julia.

nice detailed capture ..

1 Jan 2014 7:05PM
I am happy.....what are we singing?????
Great image
dark_lord Plus
12 1.8k 329 England
1 Jan 2014 7:08PM
Super shot, and in full song too Smile
JuBarney Plus
5 20 3 United Kingdom
1 Jan 2014 7:13PM
A stunning capture; he looks wonderful.
All the best for 2014
franken Plus
14 4.0k 4 Wales
1 Jan 2014 7:36PM
Lovely image.

Maiwand Plus
9 3 72 England
1 Jan 2014 7:40PM
What a beautiful bird Julia.GrinGrinGrinGrin
Caziwinkles 4 3 1 United Kingdom
1 Jan 2014 7:49PM
Superb capture - a great start to 2014! Smile

ColleenA Plus
4 319 4 Australia
1 Jan 2014 8:24PM
He sure is happy singing along and posing. A beautiful capture Julia...Happy new year to you and hubby
tomcat 11 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
1 Jan 2014 8:26PM
Don't think I have posted this one before
Apologies if I have

My Chaffinch
Author: Richard Jefferies

His hours he spends upon a fragrant fir;
His merry 'chink,' his happy 'Kiss me, dear,'
Each moment sounded, keeps the copse astir.
Loudly he challenges his rivals near,
Anon aslant down to the ground he springs,
Like to a sunbeam made of coloured wings.

The firm and solid azure of the ceil
That struck by hand would give a hollow sound,
A dome turned perfect by the sun's great wheel,
Whose edges rest upon the hills around,
Rings many a mile with blue enamelled wall;
His fir-tree is the centre of it all.

A lichened cup he set against the side
High up this mast, earth-stepped, that could not fail,
But swung a little as a ship might ride,
Keeping an easy balance in the gale;
Slow-heaving like a gladiator's breast,
Whose strength in combat feels an idle rest.

Whether the cuckoo or the chaffinch most
Do triumph in the issuing of their song?
I say not this, but many a swelling boast
They throw each at the other all day long.
Soon as the nest had cradled eggs a-twin
The jolly squirrel climbed to look therein.

Adown the lane athwart this pleasant wood
The broad-winged butterflies their solace sought;
A green-necked pheasant in the sunlight stood,
Nor could the rushes hide him as he thought.
A humble-bee through fern and thistle made
A search for lowly flowers in the shade.

A thing of many wanderings, and loss,
Like to Ulysses on his poplar raft,
His treasure hid beneath the tunnelled moss
Lest that a thief his labour steal with craft,
Up the round hill, sheep-dotted, was his way,
Zigzagging where some new adventure lay.

'My life and soul,' as if he were a Greek,
His heart was Grecian in his greenwood fane;
'My life and soul,' through all the sunny week
The chaffinch sang with beating heart amain,
'The humble-bee the wide wood-world may roam;
One feather's breadth I shall not stir from home.'

No note he took of what the swallows said
About the firing of some evil gun,
Nor if the butterflies were blue or red,
For all his feelings were intent in one.
The loving soul, a-thrill in all his nerves,
A life immortal as a man's deserves.
RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
1 Jan 2014 8:28PM
What ann excellent capture with which to start off the New Year, Julia: super shot in every sense.
All the very best to you for 2014 with many more fine and at times, I am sure, amusing captures and titles.
dave1967 5 4 United Kingdom
1 Jan 2014 8:49PM
Great shot
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
1 Jan 2014 8:50PM
A cracking shot of this handsome **** chaffinch belting out a tune, you are on song for your first upload of the new year Julia!Grin
Brilliant so is your P/F. Will
1 Jan 2014 9:09PM
What a lovely singing face!

taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
1 Jan 2014 9:30PM
A wonderful song for the morning!
I'm singing along with him! Lovely shot to start the New Year.
1 Jan 2014 9:42PM
A proud looking songster - good picture.
Lillian Plus
7 22 17 United Kingdom
1 Jan 2014 9:42PM
Brilliant...simply brilliant!
Happy New Year!
1 Jan 2014 10:41PM
Happy New Year, Julia !
1 Jan 2014 10:55PM
Lovely image.
Glashutte 10 21 1 United Kingdom
1 Jan 2014 11:26PM
This has got to be the pinnacle of photography.
It' superbly in focus, crisp and clear.

I don't go to the photography club either- only 'cos I'm a bit hung over on Mondays- but I think it's a good and positive thing to do.
Looking at your portfolio---- I don't think you need any guidance
2 Jan 2014 5:10AM
Thank you for the big smile across my face, Julia; I can all but Hear him singing - and now I'm Happy Smile

Hermanus 4 4 South Africa
2 Jan 2014 6:00AM
An excellent capture Julia
CarolG Plus
9 196 18 Greece
2 Jan 2014 6:09AM
A top class image to start off the New Year, Julia. Carol
well timed stunning photo. christineGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
2 Jan 2014 4:28PM
It's the end of the day for me Julia and time for me to place my Award.
I've been singing all day...!
And your image is my Best Today, making it a trio for you Smile So far...!
Well Done,

2 Jan 2014 5:53PM
Another perfect title Julia.

John Wink
Beautiful Julia, what a joyful chap..Grin

Lynette Grin
4 Jan 2014 1:14PM
Julia, your p/f is looking stunning as always full of clarity and fine detail and rich colours.


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