16 January 2009

Bantam egg [2]

Bantam egg
The second in the series. Not sure if there'll be more, not least because I'm eating them.


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9 comments:

Relatively Retiring said...

Are you sure that this didn't belong to an ostrich at some stage?

Zhoen said...

Very pure and sensual.

Greg Brave said...

Seroiusly, Pete !

Lesley said...

I've never looked this closely at a bantam's egg - or any other egg, come to that. Look at the texture! Eggshells usually look pretty smooth, not stippled with tiny pits, although I have noticed little raised bits of calcium on them sometimes.

On a different scale, against a black background, and with no hint having been given as to what it was, perhaps this could be seen as a barren moon somewhere out in the depths of space.

I like the two curves, of egg and shadow, and the shape of the line made by their joining. In fact, there are three distinct shapes in this. It's easy to miss two of them. I like the very delicate, almost-pinkish, toning on the left side of the egg - and noticing that has just made me realise that all the banty eggs I've ever eaten were brown.

pohanginapete said...

RR, possibly — but a very small ostrich. :^)

Zhoen, an apt choice of words. Thanks!

Greg, yes. Seriously :^)

Lesley, it's amazing what one finds when one looks closely. I appreciate your insights, and the time and attention you've accorded the photo. Thanks :^) And, regarding that delicate colour — although it's subtle, the photo looks utterly different in black and white.

christy lee-engel said...

Hello Pete, and a very belated Happy New Year! (or just a little bit late: happy, lucky, lunar New Year ;-))

I haven't had much time for the world of blogs these past months, but your very gorgeous photos are irresistible reasons to come visit.

This amazing eggshell portrait makes me think right away of a quote I saw last week:

"It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird: it would be a jolly sight harder for it to learn to fly while remaining an egg. We are like eggs at present. And you cannot go on indefinitely being just an ordinary, decent egg. We must be hatched or go bad." - C.S. Lewis

pohanginapete said...

Thanks Christy. Nice quotation — the question, I suppose, is into what we hatch, and how. Food for thought. And a happy New Year, of whatever kind, to you too :^)

butuki said...

My very first, gut reaction (maybe because of what I'm going through right now) was, "Shit, that looks like her bum!" and I almost jerked away. But I can honestly say that, for me, there is nothing more beautiful in the world than that particular bum, so...

er... do you like yours scrambled or sunny-side-up?

pohanginapete said...

Miguel, I'll refrain from commenting! (Actually, bantams' eggs are great hard-boiled — somehow it seems to retain that delightful sense of miniaturisation).