Moment to Recover

© Joanna Kovalcsik

Moment to Recover

Uploaded: February 20, 2018 05:26:09 | Entered: February 20, 2018 05:27:01

Description


This little Chipping Sparrow banged into a glass door during a snowstorm. Shocked and frightened, it sat quietly on the deck for a long time before it could fly again. On this piece I combined a texture from Jai Johnson's Immersed in Light Collection with one of my own textures.

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Category: Animals

Comments

Emile Abbott level-deluxe March 28, 2018 1

Superb details and glad he was ok to fly again. Congrats on finalist, Joanna. #1705831

Teresa Burnett level-deluxe March 28, 2018 1

Congratulations on another wonderful Finalist, Joanna! Best of luck in the next round! #11687887

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict March 28, 2018 1

Wonderful DOF, make this so exceptional, Joanna! Congrats again! #11687901

Joanna Kovalcsik level-classic March 28, 2018

Thank you!! I appreciate it very much!! #11687985

Natasha Pliss level-deluxe March 29, 2018 1

Normally we don't pay a lot of attention to little sparrows. But your story is so heartwarming and your presentation is so beautiful that I keep looking and just can't take my eyes off this lovely feathery creature. Congratulations on your wonderful Finalist, Joanna! #11688414

Joanna Kovalcsik level-classic March 29, 2018 5

Natasha, your lovely comments bring to mind a comforting scripture verse--
"What is the price of two sparrows—one copper coin? But not a single sparrow can fall to the ground without your Father knowing it. And the very hairs on your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are more valuable to God than a whole flock of sparrows." Matthew 10:29-31
Thank you for your kind congratulations, Natasha!! #11688567

Leslie McLain level-deluxe March 30, 2018 1

Congrats on a beautiful first place winner, Joanna. #11688628

Kitty R. Kono level-addict March 30, 2018 1

Simply beautiful!! And such a good background story. #11688629

Sandra Anderson March 30, 2018 1

Congratulations Joanna. Great work. #11688636

Ann H. Belus level-deluxe March 30, 2018 1

Congratulations on your excellent winner, Joanna! #11688662

Beatriz Rocha level-classic March 30, 2018 1

This is lovely and so deserved of a First Place gold. Congratulations Joanna! #11688665

Candace M. Cleveland March 30, 2018 1

Congratulations on your gold Joanna! #11688679

Martha R. Mazon level-classic March 30, 2018 1

So wistful and beautiful, Joanna! Congratulations on the First Place Win! #11688691

Guy D. Biechele level-classic March 30, 2018 1

Wonderful capture and presentation. Congratulations! #11688699

Susan Williams level-classic March 30, 2018 1

Congratulations, Joanna, on this fabulous First Place Gold winner. Wow! #11688700

Linda S. Smith level-classic March 30, 2018 1

Congrats on this well deserved GOLD win Joanna! It's a gorgeous capture with beautiful DD work! (Glad he's ok) #11688720

Bojan Bencic level-classic March 30, 2018 1

Fantastic photo, Joanna. Congratulations! #11688736

Carol Quina level-classic March 30, 2018 1

Congratulations on your First Place win for this beautiful capture. #11688777

Natasha Pliss level-deluxe March 30, 2018 1

No surprise here. Warmest congrats on your fabulous Top Gold Win, Joanna! WTG! #11688809

Carrie M. Groseclose level-classic March 30, 2018 1

Absolutely gorgeous image Joanna. Congratulations on your well deserved WINNER!! Yay! #11688881

Jane E. Miller level-deluxe March 30, 2018 1

Love your colors and tones! Well done and congrats!! #11688914

Val Feldman level-deluxe March 30, 2018 1

I love this, Joanna...for so many reasons. Your excellent presentation capturing the heart-rendering moment, the technicals involved in doing so so beautifully and the story behind it...but most of all, your kind empathy for this tiny fellow being rewarded by a happy ending! Happy you passed it on to all of us and happier still to see well-earned and deserved Gold attached. Congrats on your wonderful First Place Winner! #11688915

Cary Rogers March 30, 2018 1

Congratulations, Joanna! great color palette and DOF effects! #11688947

Peggy Pfister level-classic March 30, 2018 1

What a wonderful capture of this sweet little bird... Congrats on the Gold, Joanna! #11688974

Millie A. Talarico level-classic March 30, 2018 1

Congratulations, lovely work! #11688996

Teresa L. Brooks March 30, 2018 1

Congratulations on your beautiful winner, Joanna #11689023

Christine Greenspan level-deluxe March 30, 2018 1

Congratulations, Joanna! Beautiful work presenting this special little bird. #11689122

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict March 31, 2018 1

Congrats, Joanna, on your 1st Place Win for this outstanding image! #11689210

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe March 31, 2018 1

Congrats n your wonderful Win and storytelling image! #11689228

Michele Peterson level-classic March 31, 2018 1

Matthew 10:29-31 fits this perfectly, Joanna. So beautiful. You are the queen of textures! Congratulations on the well deserved win! #11689388

Emile Abbott level-deluxe March 31, 2018 1

Congratulations on First Place Gold Winner, Joanna. #11689401

Joanna Kovalcsik level-classic March 31, 2018

Thank you all so much for your kind words and congratulations! It's a lovely Easter present. :o) #11689455

Joan Classen level-classic March 31, 2018 1

Congratulations on a well deserved winner! Great capture of this sweet subject! #11689491

Joannie Bertucci level-classic March 31, 2018 1

God's nature at it's finest Jojo! Your presentation is perfect with a well deserved 1st place right below it! #11689513

Joanna Kovalcsik level-classic March 31, 2018

Joan and Joannie... thank you both for your kind and supportive words! #11689534

Cindy Bendush level-classic March 31, 2018 1

Beautiful little bird - I'm glad he/she is OK. Congratulations on your first place badge! #11689544

Janet Daniel April 01, 2018 1

Simply precious, Joanna! Big congrats on your Win! #11689712

Joanna Kovalcsik level-classic April 01, 2018

Cindy and Janet, I really appreciate your congratulations and kind remarks.... thank you!! #11689765

Gail Sullivan level-classic April 02, 2018 1

Congrats, Joanna! #11689842

Joanna Kovalcsik level-classic April 02, 2018

Thank you very much, Gail!! #11689988

Teresa Burnett level-deluxe April 03, 2018 1

Congratulations on your well deserved Winner, Joanna! #11690023

Joanna Kovalcsik level-classic April 03, 2018

Teresa, I appreciate that-- thank you!! #11690121

Linda Estes level-deluxe April 28, 2018 1

Beautiful delicate image. Congratulations! #11695881

Linda Estes level-deluxe April 28, 2018 1

Beautiful delicate image. Congratulations! #11695882

Linda Estes level-deluxe April 28, 2018 1

Beautiful delicate image. Congratulations! #11695883

Linda Estes level-deluxe April 28, 2018 1

Beautiful delicate image. Congratulations! #11695884

Joanna Kovalcsik level-classic April 28, 2018

Linda, thank you so much!! #11696057

Candace M. Cleveland May 10, 2018 1

Congratulations on your POTD!! #11699448

Leslie McLain level-deluxe May 10, 2018 1

Congrats on a beautiful POTD, Joanna. A wonderful story. #11699450

Martha R. Mazon level-classic May 10, 2018 1

Congrats on your POTD, Joanna! Lovely to see this again this morning. #11699456

Natasha Pliss level-deluxe May 10, 2018 1

Warmest congratulations on the 2nd gold for this fabulous image, Joanna! #11699457

Amanda D. Austwick level-classic May 10, 2018 1

Love the story behind this sparrow, and congratulations on your two well deserved gold badges! #11699482

Anita Bower May 10, 2018 1

Very nice. The colors are lovely. Great portrait of this little bird. #11699483

Nancy L. Green level-classic May 10, 2018 1

Outstanding story telling image Joanna, a worthy winner, WTG!! <>< #11699485

Carol Quina level-classic May 10, 2018 1

Congratulations Joanna on your FIRST PLACE win & POTD! #11699489

Joanna Kovalcsik level-classic May 10, 2018

Oh, my goodness-- it's so exciting to see this little Chipping Sparrow as a POTD. I'm thrilled and honored. I really appreciate the kind comments and congratulations posted here. Thank you BP and fellow photographers!! :o) #11699589

Gerda Grice level-deluxe May 10, 2018 1

Beautiful capture of this little bird! Many congratulations on your POTD! #11699612

Val Feldman level-deluxe May 11, 2018 1

😊😊 So happy to see this little fellow back, Joanna. Warmest congrats on your double Golds! #11699695

Val Feldman level-deluxe May 11, 2018 1

😊😊 So happy to see this little fellow back, Joanna. Warmest congrats on your double Golds! #11699696

Chuck Green level-classic May 11, 2018 1

Exquisite image, Joanna! Congrats on your Winner and POTD! <>< #11699784

Joanna Kovalcsik level-classic May 12, 2018

Thank you so much, Gerda, Val, and Chuck! :o) #11699856

Ann H. Belus level-deluxe May 12, 2018 1

Congratulations, Joanna, on this awesome winner! #11699864

Joanna Kovalcsik level-classic May 12, 2018

Ann, thank you very much for your kind congratulations! #11699889

Lydia Williams level-deluxe May 12, 2018 1

Aw. so adorable. Well done Joanna. Congratulations on your goldens! #11699948

Lydia Williams level-deluxe May 12, 2018 1

Aw. so adorable. Well done Joanna. Congratulations on your goldens! #11699949

Joanna Kovalcsik level-classic May 13, 2018

Lydia, your kind words are valued-- thank you! #11700118

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