Here's another egret picture. Don't worry, you don't have to name him. And relax, Anonymous Hallieford Resident, you will not be called on to give an answer. I know how much you hate this favorite game of mine.
No, once again to avoid all the work necessary to prepare for Blog Fest, I would like to take a moment to describe how my brain processes photographs and to analyze this one a bit.
(There are cots located in the corner, feel free to take a nap as long as you don't snore. I'll wake you up when this is over. Thanks.)
When I first glance at this picture, almost immediately after processing what is there I go into another mode which quickly focuses on color and lines. For example, green, white, driftwood grayish brown, yellow. I see those colors scattered all throughout the picture, not just in the obvious places. That gray/brown color of the stump/post is also in the green grass. The egret's yellow beak ties in with the yellow in the grass.
Next, the shapes. First I see lots of vertical lines starting at the bottom in the grass, working to the egret's stiffened, cautious stance, and even his long legs which are hidden by the grass. Then my eye travels to the vertical lines of the stump/post.
Lastly, I see how the egret's curvy "s" shape and white color bring such a stark contrast to the lines and other colors I was just
What do you see besides the back of your eyelids?