Thursday, April 22, 2010

Ole' Blue Eyes





I don't know if cormorants actually have blue eyes. I was too lazy on this perfect spring morning to research eye color in water birds, but I was very intrigued to find the photo below while I was processing my Florida bird photos.  Perhaps his eyes are reflecting the water below?





Click on the photo for the Frank Sinatra view.  (In American culture the phrase 'Old Blue Eyes,' referred to a very popular singer of the 1950's, Frank Sinatra.)



12 comments:

Brian Miller said...

nice snaps...he even struck a marvelous pose for you!

Barry said...

Those are startlingly blue eyes, Tabor.

And the profile (if you use a great deal of imagination) looks just a little like Sinatra (before his implants).

lakeviewer said...

They are so beautiful to watch in those marshes.

Beverly said...

Happy Earth Day!!!

Hilary said...

Wow..those ARE blue. I've never had that close of a shot at one before. They're cool birds. Especially when drying those wings.

Rachel Cotterill said...

I love cormorants. I also love Sinatra, so yay, all happy things! :D

tattytiara said...

Wow. Beautiful. Great shot.

Granny Annie said...

Yes I would have to say those eyes are blue.

It was considerate of you to explain who Ole Blue Eyes is. Sometimes I assume everyone will know and then I watch Jay Walking on the Tonight show and realize young people don't know who Frank Sinatra was.

Robert V. Sobczak said...

I wonder: they are the anhingas of the saltwater world. It's always fun to watch them dive (and Sinatra sing of course too!)

Dave King said...

Lovely photographs.

christopher said...

Remarkable eyes indeed...great photo!

Kerri said...

Amazing blue eyes! I wonder if he can sing ;)