Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Snow Birds...Big Red







40 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Wow Brian, gorgeous shots of the Cardinals.

John said...

Great photos of a 'stonking' bird!
J
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Tammy said...

Excellent photos, Brian. The Cardinal looks beautiful with the falling snow!

SRQ said...

Gorgeous cardinal and setting. Love the snowflake on his beak in the 2nd shot. I bet he's wishing he was a snowbird this year.

Tanya Breese said...

oh oh, you've been caught! gorgeous shots!

Deb said...

Beautiful red boy....

Denise at Autumn Sky said...

Such stunning red color. Beautiful photos.

Andee said...

Oh such great shots. I have a cardinal that is teasing me by the feeder. It looks so pretty against the snow. I of course can't get a good shot. Leave it to you the bird whisperer to get the shots!

Deer Passion said...

These are beautiful!! I love the one where he's looking straight at the camera... his expression just makes me laugh!!

Andrea said...

The red just jumps out at you ... I love the puffy birds of winter and then when you add the beatiful color of the Cardinal and the expertise of a great photographer ... Look what you have! Love it, Brian ...

Andrea @ From The Sol

MTWaggin said...

Okay, I'll say it ... totally JEALOUS! We don't see red cardinals so this was truly a treat!

Beth said...

Gorgeous shots of my favorite bird.

TexWisGirl said...

gorgeous and handsome fella! sporting flakes in his beard. :) beautiful shots, brian.

Jori said...

Beautiful!!!! I love cardinals!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

He's beautiful against all the white. I'm noticing the cardinals around here are exceptionally red right now. Great series!

From The Heart said...

Beautiful!!

dinascitywildlife.com said...

The shots really pop! Beautiful with the snow but makes me glad I live in Florida.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Just beautiful! I miss seeing them. I don't have any around here. They used to nest right outside my window where I used to live.

bailey-road.com said...

Beautiful captures!

Lindsjö taxar said...

Wow great!! What beautiful colour the bird has. We dont have that one in Sweden I think...never seen

Kerri said...

He's sooooooo handsome!

Nancy J said...

Super shots, the Red Cardinal has such a look, as though to say " What is this stuff falling on me? How dare it do this!!" Lovely settings. Cheers from Jean

Marc Heath said...

What a stunning bird, the colours are amazing.

Debbie said...

handsome, handsome...i'm losing!!

so now what will i post tomorrow. i'm glad we are not fb friends or you would have seen my lameness!!

Pam ;) said...

Mr Red sure is a handsome bird. Love your shots while the snow is falling, Brian.

mick said...

Great photos of a beautiful bright red bird.

Pamela Gordon said...

These are absolutely gorgeous photos, Brian.

Bonnie K said...

The second photo literally took my breath away. Since we don't have cardinals here, I want to say thanks for sharing. I could look at those photos all day.

Wally Jones said...

Very nice quality and great contrast with Big Red in the snow!

anna said...

beautiful photos of a beautiful nature!

Stewart M said...

Great pictures. I often wonder how much it "costs" birds to keep this kind of plumage intact. I read somewhere the these types of pigments take a huge amount of energy to produce.

I think the fence posts are a really important part of my parrot shot - the image would be nowhere near as good if the bird was on a wire fence.

Cheers and thanks for linking to WBW.

Stewart M - Melbourne

Carole M. said...

well all I want to say is w-o-w, a big WOW at that! Yes there really was something else, I LOVE this bird, how striking it is with the snow happening and all, just fabulous Brian.

Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Awesome Brian!

barbara l. hale said...

These are fantastic! I love that last one. He looks like, "What the heck?"

TheChieftess said...

Ahhhh...this was my grandma's favorite bird!!! She was a birder...

Neil said...

Great series.

Faye said...

So THAT'S what a photo of a cardinal in the snow should look like! :-) I've been feeding and watering the birds during this cold snowy weather and the cardinals are plentiful, but they're a bit camera shy.

Gemma Wiseman said...

The cardinals are such a vibrant red! As if they are stubbornly challenging the white chill of winter!

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Love, love, love these snow images of male Cardinal Brian...wonderful! I also love the Finch in your banner, stunning!

JOY @ http://joysjotsshots.blogspot.com/ said...

Go Big Red! WKU! Seriously, lovely pics.