Sue’s Word A Week Challenge on A Word In Your Ear at http://suellewellyn2011.wordpress.com/2013/11/07/a-word-a-week-challenge-behind/ is Behind.
In this wonderful age of digital photography it’s easy to ditch the shots that didn’t turn out quite as we’d hoped. But, back in the day when a photo developed was money spent, I kept everything. So what if I had fifty pictures of a bird’s backside! I wasn’t about to consign anything to the garbage can. Pictured above; a whole bevy of swan’s behinds.
If I had a dollar for every picture of an animal’s rear end in my photo files I’d be a rich woman. It’s not that I take them intentionally. It’s just that by the time I get the camera adjusted and myself steady enough to take the picture, the darned this has usually turned itself around.
A peacock’s tail feathers from a slightly different viewpoint.
I’d never come across a snapping turtle on dry land before so I guess I could be forgiven for taking pictures of it from every possible angle including behind.
Finally, I have to admit that I’ve used a couple of these pictures before but they do help to illustrate a point that I want to make. Sometimes when I’ve been out walking with family members I’ve deliberately hung back and taken pictures from behind, not from any perverted desire to capture pictures of people’s backsides but because I think the body language is sometimes more eloquent when you are not distracted by facial expressions.