Saturday, November 3, 2012

Cardinal/Sunday Best

 Male northern cardinal on a rainy afternoon last week

A pair of cardinals has been visiting an apple tree near where we've hung a feeder filled with sunflower seeds. The male is there fairly often but the female is shy making it harder to capture her with my lens. I'll feel ecstatic when I photograph her!

A slightly different pose

I am linking to Your Sunday Best at A Rural Journal

36 comments:

Pamela Gordon said...

Beautiful captures! I would love to see and photograph one.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

He sure is a good looking fella. I would be so excited to be able to capture a picture of this bird.

Randy said...

That is so beautiful.

Jack said...

We have lots of cardinals in Connecticut. They are among my favorite northern birds. This guy looks well fed.

Paul in Powell River said...

We don't have them here, unfortunately. Haven't seen one since my last visit to Kingston.

kreig said...

nicely done

Jacquelineand.... said...

Such a handsome wee guy; lets hope his mate plucks up her courage soon!

Joyful said...

Beautiful! I've never seen a cardinal in the wild.

Kathy said...

We have lots of cardinals in this area. If you were here you would have a variety a females to photograph. We frequently have more than 10 at our feeders at any given time. They love black sunflower seeds.

Indrani Ghose said...

Fantastic capture.

Cezar and Léia said...

I wonder, in case they would need to hide, what they would do with such colours... :)
God bless you!
Cezar

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Nice capture- lovely bird.

Buttons said...

Oh I love Cardinals great shot I love coming here. B

Amy Stafford said...

Love the cardinals, I am in Cincinnati and cardinals are abundant. I always love to see their color on white snowy days.
Visiting via A Rural Joural.

rainfield61 said...

She is putting on a bright winter coat.

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

Very pretty! I don't see a lot of cardinals around here, although I think we have them - I just love their red color!

Jenn Jilks said...

Good for you We don't have many around. I do love their bright colours!
Cheers from Cottage Country!

Sandra said...

he is certainly a bright spot for a rainy day...

Giga said...

Ptak - pan, jest piękny. Mam nadzieję ptaka- panią też wreszcie kiedyś "złapiesz" aparatem. Pozdrawiam.
Bird - You are beautiful. I hope the bird-lady, finally one day "catch" camera. Yours.

cieldequimper said...

I usually see photos in the snow, it's nice to see it with autumn colours!

cocopaws said...

Great capture!

Carletta said...

Lovely background color he's posing against!
I put out my first winter seed yesterday and the cardinals have already found it.

Stephanie said...

Very nice! I appreciate seeing your cardinal bird shots as we don't have them here.

RedPat said...

A handsome fellow!

Sue said...

Cardinals are such beautiful bird with their vivid color. You caught that well.

=)

Cheryl @ TFD said...

He is so beautiful...fantastic captures! I love cardinals, they especially brighten up our dreary winter months!

Lowell said...

A rascally bird but quite attractive. Like some people I know! Not naming names.

LONDONLULU said...

These cardinals are a rare sight, I love their bright, cheery color - wonderful to see in autumn!

Nancy Claeys said...

It will need to snow before we see our cardinal pair. You captured such a handsome fellow. :)

Michelle said...

A cardinal, how perfect. My favorite bird.

Bluebell Woods said...

I love Cardinals, they make such wonderful pictures.
Janice

Marie said...

Great photos....when the fall color leaves behind only browns and greys, the spot of red on a cardinal's back can make one smile!

Kerri said...

Ah.... you know these birds just steal my heart! Great captures of such a handsome fella!

see you there! said...

What a bright spot in the landscape.

Darla

Judy said...

Lucky you!! He is gorgeous, and it looks as though he knows it!!

Tanya said...

i've been seeing more and more of these little guys too!

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