Thursday, May 17, 2007

Perceptions


At one time, we shared our life with an Old English Sheepdog who, as much as she loved being around us, was uncomfortable and shy around strangers.

Whenever we had company, she tried to hide under the coffee table. The only problem was, that at 90 lbs (40 kg), the only thing that would fit under the table was her head. But somehow in her canine logic, she figured that if she can't see anyone, no one can see her...

I wonder if the egret thinks he's hidden?

18 comments:

Kate said...

The curved lines of the reeds, weeds, and grasses make an interesting pattern and set against more lines in the water make the photo unusual. Nice shot of the egret behind all those vertical lines increases the attractiveness of the photo.

Moi said...

ur story reminds moi of ostrich when in danger.....the egret seems oblivious or may be he just doesn't care...beautiful pic, Isabella

Chris & Deb said...

Your Egret may think he's hidden, but lurking somewhere just outside the frame is an alligator, smiling smugly and licking his 'gator lips....
The story of your Sheepdog made me smile! Aren't animals great?
BTW...keep your 'gators away from my post today!

Zsolt said...

he definitely thinks he is hidden. And you are peeping him! :)

Peter said...

Maybe believing to be hidden for the paparazzi, maybe not for his (her) girl(boy)friend?

Beuatiful shot!

Ron said...

Some Sheepdogs do that!

Actually, I have a forum for Old English Sheepdog lovers at
http://forum.oes.org

Once you've had a sheepdog, how can you want any other dog? :D

Olivier said...

merci pour la traduction du poeme de baudelaire. ta photo me fait penser quand je joue à cache cache avec ma petite niece, elle se met les mains devant les yeux, et elle pense qu'elle est invisible. Comme ce heron qui pense etre invisible derriere les herbes

Thank you for the translation for the poem of baudelaire. your photograph makes me think when I play mask hides with my small niece, it puts the hands in front of the eyes, and it thinks that it is invisible. As this heron which thinks of being invisible behind grasses

Martel said...

thank you for your visit on my blog.

this heron is not very well hidden.
it is a beautiful animalist photograph

mon blog of photographs on the town of Martel.

Frank said...

What egret?

Abraham Lincoln said...

I like your story about your Old English Sheepdog. I think people are also like that. Especially children.

I also like your Egret. And it appears he or she is looking at your taking its picture.

Nice work as usual.

Abraham Lincoln
Brookville Daily Photo
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Jilly said...

Beautiful photo. Yes, am sure the egret thinks he's hidden. We do that - or I do! - hide under the blanket so the bogey man can't get us...

I left a message for you on Monte Carlo DP, Isabella. Yesterday's - responding to your question.

Olivier said...

Pour le football americain, le match nul existe aussi pendant la saison NFL. Si au bout d'une prolongation il y a toujours egalite : cela donne match nul (evidement pas pendant les playoff ;o) et cela est rare).


For American football, the null match also exists during season NFL. If at the end of a prolongation there is always equality: that gives null match (cavity not during the playoff; O) and that are rare).

Leena said...

The bird on the contrary is very curious and want to see YOU!!

Nikon said...

I like Frank's answer :)

ruth said...

I agree, Frank is funny. :) Egrets are cool. I like all long-necked birds (I think).

Felicia said...

Nice photo and dog story. I'm sure that the egret has a close eye and ear on you!

angela said...

I'm sure he's posing for the camera..
Angela

Z said...

So your dog didn't try to hide anywhere else but under the coffee table? Interesting...