CARLETTA'S CAPTURES

With amateur photography skills and maybe a little of pure serendipity I just Take Aim and Shoot. Hope you enjoy the results.

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Monday, January 24, 2011

Ruby Red Cardinal

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31 comments:

Gine said...

Très fier de sa belle robe ! Inconnu sous nos cieux ... pourtant, sa couleur réanimerait le paysage ! Bonne semaine !

Henrietta said...

What a cute bird and against the snow it is even more red. We don't have that colored birds here.

Luna Miranda said...

what a terrific shot! great composition.

EG Wow said...

WOW! Great shot of the cardinal!

Neal said...

That's a very nice picture. Was he posing for you? :)

Frank said...

A lovely capture, Carletta. The red of the bird is very striking...

Ralph said...

The ruby cardinal looks so beautiful as his crimson feathers are set against the mountain snow. He stands out wonderfully. His look is serious, perhaps awaiting his brown (with the red peak on top) mate as she looks for seeds...

George said...

This is a great photo of the cardinal and it's perfect for this meme. Cardinals are beautiful year around, but they really stand out against the snow.

Felisol said...

Great cardinal picture.
I have by and by learned to recognize and appreciate this exotic bird.
How does he cope with frost and snow???

The Clip Cafe said...

Gorgeous bird! The colour :-)

Liz said...

What a pretty bird.

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Pagan Sphinx said...

I can't ever get enough of the cardinal! That is one red that is hard to describe and how the orange bill of the female can contrast so nicely with that red has always felt like a bit of creative genius to me!

:-) Have a great week!

Mimi said...

I'm with Pagan Sphinx, can't ever get enough of red cardinals. They are simply gorgeous, and you've captured this one so well.

forgetmenot said...

Lovely photo. A cardinal's color just "sings" out to the world. Wish I had a few more come by my birdfeeder. I did have a nest of them right outside my kitchen window last year, and it was pretty spectacular to watch them grow and change.

Willard said...

So beautiful, Carletta. I love the rendition of the colors.

Janice Thomson said...

What a sweet sweet bird - fantastic shot Carletta.

Dianne said...

wonderful shot
he looks like he's wearing sunglasses ;)
what a beauty

Cafe au lait said...

What a beautiful bird!

I played too. Mine are here and here.

Maria @ LSS said...

So beautiful.

chubskulit said...

Perfect choice for RT. Gorgeous!

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Ann said...

Does he sit there in winter?

Rose said...

Carletta, he is gorgeous!!!! Perfect for RT!

kaye said...

I love this one--very nice :)

don said...

A beautiful shot of this Cardinal. I wish we had these birds in this area. Nice one.

Kerri said...

Gorgeous capture of this handsome dude!

Gill - That British Woman said...

cardinals are a bright spot in a dull winter's day in my opinion.

Gill in Canada

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

So beautiful and a wonderful picture! I'll never forget the first time we ever saw a cardinal (there aren't any on the West Coast)... I'd always heard of them, but never seen them -- I was so excited! They still make me happy although we've seen more than a few by now.

Pietro said...

So cute bird! What a nice color!

eileeninmd said...

Carletta, he is a beauty, Great photo!

Leora said...

Oh, now he is picturesque, and he knows it, too. Lovely shot.

SquirrelQueen said...

He is so handsome, great photo Carletta.

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