Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Photographing Mr.!!

My bird feeders are always packed with birds, packed I say.
But when it snows, the area transforms from a tranquil spot for a bite to eat,
into an "all you can eat buffet" with visitors who appear like they have not eaten in years.
I don't want to call them "pigs"...but I do like to call a spade a spade.
Getting images of them is like shooting fish in a barrel,
barely a challenge.
But there is one little guy, a red little guy, who has eluded my camera
every single time it snowed this winter.
I have captures from previous years I could share, but I like to keep things fresh and current.
So on Friday, when it snowed, I finally got him.



Mr. Male Cardinal
Not my best, but not so bad for the "bad boy" who doesn't like to be photographed.

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31 comments:

  1. Debbie these are fantastic! Well worth the wait! He is one handsome fella!
    Have fun today!

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  2. Good morning, Debbie. Awesome shots of Mr Cardinal. They are kind of camera shy! Happy Tuesday, enjoy your day!

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  3. Such a pretty cardinal in the snow, Debbie. Hopefully the snow is a thing of the past now and we can get on with spring.

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  4. Such a pretty cardinal in the snow, Debbie. Hopefully the snow is a thing of the past now and we can get on with spring.

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  5. He has an attitude, that one! You're so lucky to have cardinals in your very own yard!

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  6. Beautiful pictures Debbie, I can even see the droplets of water on his crest.:)

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  7. ya outdid yourself today. Kudos. Beautiful

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  8. Debbie, these pictures are amazing! Makes me want to set up a bird feeder. I used to have one at my parents' house and I would bird-watch all the time, looking up each bird in my Audubon book. But since I moved, I have yet to set up a feeder(s). Thank you for sharing these beautiful shots!

    Dani xoxo
    a vapor in the wind

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  9. Great photos! They're beautiful!

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  10. So fun! Nothing like a cardinal in the snow! {sorry I haven't been commenting so much...lots to get done and my computer time has been cut back...looks like we're closing on March 31st and moving the first weeeknd in April!!} I stop in and keep up with you every day - for sure - will try and comment too...I promise!!

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  11. He's too cute for words! Lovely photographs, well worth the wait. Have a lovely week :)

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  12. You got him, indeed. How beautiful! Love these, Debbie.

    xoxo

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  13. He is a handsome fellow! I love the "all you can eat buffet" you provide. :-)

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  14. I'd say your photos of him are keepers!

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  15. That cardinal has very flexible jaws! i have never noticed that sort of lateral movement. Nice capture!

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  16. Very nice! His little crest is showing, too!

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  17. Nicely done, Debbie!
    Glad you got him, and I think he knows he was being photographed! :-)

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  18. He is just beautiful. He must be a shy one. I am glad that you got a picture of him, though he does look like he is complaining at you. How nice you have so many birds to take pictures of this winter.

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  19. I can't believe this handsome fellow was so camera-shy :) He is stunning!

    Thank you for sharing with Roses of Inspiration, my friend. Your presence at the party is a joy. Hugs!

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  20. Looks like he is not making your life easy,hiding behind a small branch.Still,these are great and I would be very happy with the.

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    1. WTG???? i had to google it..."way to go"!!! many thanks!!!!

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  22. Good for you finally capturing him... you sound like my hubby trying to get the pictures of Eagles. I think maybe because there are so many in this area but we get a lot of cardinals here! He looks so great against the snow!

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  23. Awesome photos Debbie! I love Mr. Cardinal's pointy head!

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  24. Well I think they are great photo's, and such colouring!

    All the best Jan

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  25. Wow, those pictures are so beautiful. I loved the vivid colors of the male Cardinal. I am going to have a bird feeder for sure. I want to try and take some bird photos myself. These photos were breathtaking. Hugs~

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