You Capture: Expression

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When I saw Beth's challenge for this week, I knew what I wanted to get. My nephew makes THE BEST mean face. So, I followed him around for hours on Sunday trying to capture this expression. And he would wait until I would set the camera down for a few seconds to make the face. Plan: fail.

Onto Plan B. My African Grey parrot LOVES the camera. In fall of 2007, I took this picture:


Of course parrots express themselves with words, but I think they have great physical expressions as well. Cagney is a nervous bird. (You'll see she's a feather picker. The bald spot on her chest is a nervous habit. When I first got her, she looked a lot worse.) But she is completely at home with having her picture taken. So, without further adieu I present: Expressions of Cagney.

Hi, camera.


Cagney kisses.


Waving "hello".


Best Buds. Sorta. (She can be mean!)

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18 comments:

Heather D said...

How fun...though the 'kisses' look painful :)

Alice said...

how cool! i love that you chose pictures of your beautiful bird! i know how kids are - lol! - they are just too funny when it comes to pictures :O). at least Cagney cooperated :O). have a great week!

my expression shots are now posted. feel free to come on and check them out :O).

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

ah - very clever - and I'm so with you on not getting the shots I wanted!

Bacardi Mama said...

Great captures.

Brooke said...

how fun! of course when my friend had hers and let it fly around i would always scream when it would swoop near my head. but pictures i can handle :)

The Animator's Wife said...

HAHA that was great. She really does have wnderful expressions and you did a wonderful job capturing them.

Casual Friday Everyday said...

OHHHH, I want one now! How adorable is he??????

Nell
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livinginagirlsworld said...

The dependability of little kids is not a given. Glad you got some great shots of Cagney.

Mominin said...

Your pictures made me smile! Great captures.

Bellamomma said...

I love how she copied your pose in the last one!

Amy said...

Yep, kiddos will spot (and foil) any plan you have in mind with the camera. ;) But Cagney is a great model for your expression pics!

*Lissa* said...

Oh, love this!

Mom 2 Four said...

That's awesome, the bird has great expressions!! he he

Amy said...

That last one is hilarious! Love it :)

Stacie's Madness said...

haha, these are great...and i love that you followed your nephew around for the angry face. *giggle*

mommy boo of two said...

very clever pics!

Christy M. said...

First I need to say WOW! What a difference in YOU from the first picture to the last! WOW!

Cagney looks like a great bird! She is very expressive and you captured her perfectly!

sunnymama said...

Great idea! I love all the parrot expressions.

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