Monday Morning Wake-Up Call: Begin

flames are the feathers of this bird
but I’m not calling the fire brigade
—life burns life

this is a particular bird
whose flame is multitudinous red
with flamboyant nuance:
high-frequency colorwheels thrown in
and well-played purple notes of a bass line
in its wings

—but “multitudinous” fails to tell the tale
of this bonfire bird,
a bird blown by algorithmic winds
at the keystrokes of a friend
lands blazing on my screen and sits
—this birdblaze with redgold beak
sharper than human wit

what do you say when a thing like this comes to light
which exceeds sunshine acid visions?
makes them lame

how to state the spectral luxury of this bird,
to see it, out on a limb, its satiating color
which some pure mind has wrought?

I could say, “Rufous-Backed Kingfisher”
or “Ceyx rufidorsa”

but how to really say it?
how to paint it?
how to see it?
how to hold it in mind’s eye?

don’t try, begin

~ Jim Culleny, “Begin” in 3 Quarks Daily


Notes: Photo – ACJC.S with Oriental Dwarf Kingfisher. Poem: 3QuarksDaily

Monday Morning Wake-Up Call: Breakfast!

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“Capturing the “perfect shot” is sometimes years in the making—just ask Scottish photographer Alan McFadyen. He devoted about 4,200 hours and 720,000 exposures in order to photograph a kingfisher making a precisely symmetrical dive into its reflection on a lake.”

See full story at My Modern Met

 

Monday Morning Wake-Up Call: Breakfast!

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Source: sizvideos.com (Kingfisher diving underwater to catch fish in slow motion)

T.G.I.F.: Chillin’, minding my own business, and…

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What’s that coming?
Looks cool.
Looks neat.
OMG!


Kingfisher diving for fish from themetapicture.com

Monday Morning Wake-Up Call: Join in our meditation chant…

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Source: headlikeanorange

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Monday Morning Wake-Up Call – Breakfast!

http://opticoverload.tumblr.com/post/27718606045/triple-kill-the-kingfisher-makes-a-perfect-dive


“The Kingfisher makes a perfect dive at 100 km/hr into the little frozen hole in Germany to catch fish for food.  This amazing moment captured by photographer Gisela Delpho.”

Source: goodmemory via opticoverload

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