Tuesday, January 7, 2014

A Portrait: Cardinal

1/160 sec. f/8 ISO 400

Female Cardinal


44 comments:

Ramakrishnan Ramanathan said...

Cardinals are such cute and colorful birds. Wonder how they got this name !

Amazing wonders in my life said...

Fantastic pic..Brian

Andy said...

I envy your photographic skills.

Mary Howell Cromer said...

She is picture perfect!

Carole M. said...

another amazing shot Brian...a fabulous bird

Meggie said...

She has her eye on you....great photo!

Pamela Gordon said...

She is so beautiful! Great shot, Brian.

cobie en bas van Es said...

die wil ik ook wel,heeel mooi Brian.

Kathy McB said...

I'm ready for my closeup Mr DeMille! :) Fabulous!

Margaret Adamson said...

HI Brain Wow! That is some fantastic close up.

TexWisGirl said...

i think the females are more beautiful than their flashy fellows.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

...and what a portrait it is!!!

Andrea said...

The females are my favorite and this is probably the best picture I have seen of her. She is all puffed up. I assume you are struggling with the cold as are we. Beautiful, as always, Brian.

Andrea @ From The Sol

Jan n Jer said...

She is posing so nice for you! Awesome shot!

EG CameraGirl said...

How did you coax her into posing for you?!

Tanya Breese said...

oh wow!!! love it! what a pose!

Tanya Breese said...

oh wow!!! love it! what a pose!

Tanya Breese said...

oh wow!!! love it! what a pose!

Karen said...

She's beautiful!

Joop Zand said...

It's a BEAUTY Brian.

Greetings, Joop

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

She has personality! Maybe I have already told you a million times how much I love cardinals. Mostly because I never saw one until I was nearly 60 years old! They don't live in the Pacific Northwest, so it wasn't until we started RV traveling.

Debbie said...

she is beautiful and in my opinion, much friendlier then her mate!!

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

Didn't realize until one visited my deck yesterday, they have so much yellow. EnJOYed your shot.

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

Didn't realize until one visited my deck yesterday, they have so much yellow. EnJOYed your shot.

Gail Dixon said...

Phenomenal details of the feathers. And I love the look you captured on her face. She looks either focused or none too happy to have a camera pointed at her. :)

HansHB said...

A beautiful photo!

Lee@A Guide to Northeastern Gardening said...

Wow...outstanding and beautiful photo!

Gemma Wiseman said...

The cardinal's bright beak is such a contrast with the pale tones of the breast. Gorgeous macro.

Gunilla Bäck said...

Fabulous shot! She's beautiful even if she's not as colourful as the male.

eileeninmd said...

Wow, gorgeous closeup of the Cardinal. She is beautiful. I hope you are warm & safe there, have a happy week!

Mersad said...

Beautiful portrait Brian!

Mersad said...

Beautiful portrait Brian!

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Just beautiful.. :-)))

Montanagirl said...

How good of her to pose for you. An absolutely gorgeous shot!

Kerri Farley said...

WOW..... breathtaking capture!

TheChieftess said...

Such a beauty!!! Those darned male cardinals might have all the flash, but here subtle beauty is ever more endearing!!!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

She's a beauty!

Robyn G said...

Awesome picture, Brian! I love the colors of the cardinal and the details you captured.

edenhills said...

Great shot! So nice of her to pose.

mick said...

Great close-up photo. That bill is so colorful!

bailey-road.com said...

Pretty female Cardinal.

barbara l. hale said...

Perfect! You sure can catch 'em!

Saun said...

Lovely

Lindsjö taxar said...

What a Beautiful Close up!