Sunday Stills: Eyes

Once again it's time for Sunday Stills. This week the topic is eyes. Because one of the things I love about all my animals are the eyes, I've been trying to get good pictures of them all week. Well, that hasn't worked out so well, they never seem to cooperate when I want them to. Luckily eyes have been a passion of mine for a while so I dug through the archives and here is what I found.

Nala's Eye
This is the eye of the recently deceased Nala. She had the most gorgeous eyes. They were amber around the outside with brown closer to the pupil. Beautiful.

The eye of a Moluccan Cockatoo. This particular Moluccan is one of the saddest birds I know and it really shows in his eyes. You can also tell the sex of a cockatoo by the eyes. Male eyes are jet black like this one while female eyes are brownish.

This is a female citron (I think) and you can see her eyes are much lighter then the Moluccans.

Sammy's eye
And then there's my Sammy. As you can see his eye is jet black because he's a boy and his eye is much happier looking then the Moluccans. Don't ever think that birds can't show emotion. You just have to know where to look.

And so ends our bird anatomy lesson for today :) I'm off to Sunday Stills to see what everyone else came up with.

21 Responses to "Sunday Stills: Eyes"

WildBlack (visit their site)

Cool Captures! I love the third one! she looks gorgeous! :D

Paula (visit their site)

You are so right. That bird has such sad eyes! Wow! Wonderful shots~

Anonymous (visit their site)

Loved the birds eyes!! Nice choice.

J9 (visit their site)

You are right that Nala's eyes are uniquely beautiful!

Anonymous (visit their site)

Great choice of photos.

Chef E (visit their site)

Oh I love these! Saw you on J9 site, and I like this Sunday Still, like I do not have enough assignments to get finished, lol, but sound cool!

Jen Mo (visit their site)

Great job!!! Love the bird!!

Paintsmh (visit their site)

Very lovely shots!

Carroll Baker (visit their site)

I love the cockatoos! One of my favorite birds!
Great photos!

Laughing Orca Ranch (visit their site)

Great ideas for eye subjects. I learned a few new things, too.
That Citron is just stunningly beautiful. :)


Ed (visit their site)

Great shots all are my faves..:-)

Kelly (visit their site)

Great photos...and I learned something too!

WhimsybyMari (visit their site)

Wonderful shots, yes the bird does look sad.

Regular Guy (visit their site)

Nice shots. That male not only has sad eyes, his whole posture shows sadness.

Sherri (visit their site)

Outstanding submission, Flo. Really interesting. Thefemale citron is absolutely gorgeous.

Far Side of Fifty (visit their site)

I also like the lady bird! She is so pretty, and has prettier eyes that the guys too!
Nala had beautiful eyes too, good friends always do! :)

jrosey (visit their site)

Love these shots! I just love birds and am always amazed by their emotions and how SMART they can be!

Ann (visit their site)

Why is the Moluccan Cockatoo sad? Is it this particular species or just this bird?

Did you separate him from his girlfriend?

Thanks for visiting my site.

Mud Ranch (visit their site)

Thanks for the info on sexing the birds -- I never knew that! Also, that boy is very sad, I feel bad for him having such a sad life. I knew one of those Cockatoos and he was the most fun loving bird then he passed away and his owner replaced him with a female that ended up being a "princess" it was so funny that she took on that role.

Stacey's Treasures (visit their site)

Love those birds eyes. Awesome!

CTG Ponies (visit their site)

Cool pics! The birds are great. Sorry to hear about Nala.