Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Pretty Mama

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52 comments:

Laura said...

oh she's lovely Karen!

Sylvia K said...

What a beautiful bird she is indeed, Karen!! Wonderful capture for the day!! Enjoy your day!!

Debbie said...

so lovely, with her spikey do!! she looks a tad chilly!!

Carol L McKenna said...

Wow ! Fantastic shot of one of nature's gems!

Carol of A Creative Harbor

Thanks for coming by and your comments. ^_^

FOREST SNAPPER said...

Super image of this great bird.

ladyfi said...

A wonderful shot!

Les Fous du Cap said...

It's a very beautiful bird ;-)
Céline & Philippe

Carletta said...

She's definitely lovely as is your 'capture' of her!

Elin said...

A beautiful bird:) Great picture.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

She's beautiful!

Carver said...

Wonderful shot of the female cardinal.

Frank said...

A beautiful bird that would brighten up anyones day.

TexWisGirl said...

they are every bit as beautiful as their flashy male counterparts

Lois Evensen said...

She is just beautiful. :) Lovely image.

i stora drag said...

What a fantastic beautiful bird! Really nice photo too!
Greetings Pia

Rambling Woods said...

She is beautiful and your photo is so well composed as to show off her beauty. I wish I had as many cardinals at my feeders as mourning doves.. Thank you for linking in this week to Nature Notes..Michelle

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

She's beautiful Karen...a lovely photo.

mick said...

Yes! Very pretty!

Madge Bloom said...

She is just beautiful, you've captured so many lovely details!

Icy BC said...

She is indeed so pretty, and all naturally too!

Anni said...

Beautiful....a favorite bird of mine!!!

Buttons said...

Wow!!!!. B

DeniseinVA said...

She certainly is a pretty Mama. Great photo!

Gary said...

Really crisp capture !! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

RedPat said...

A great shot! She's a beauty.

HansHB said...

Just lovely!!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

I just put my binoculars down from looking at a female cardinal, then glanced down at your photo on my iPad. ! I must say, she is a beauty and your surroundings are so much prettier than mine. Wonderful shot!

eileeninmd said...

Oh yes, she is one pretty momma! Great shot!

Les... said...

great pic of a beautiful, interesting bird, especially with that stark winter background to highlight her colorful markings

Lovely!

*VBS*

Genie Robinson said...

Immediately my husband said...what an awesome female cardinal. This is a fabulous capture. She is so majestic perched there on the branch. We have seen a one or two here on our property, but never have we seen one like this so up close and personal. Great shot. genie

FAZENDO ARTE said...

Gostei do Blog...
abraço Leila ( Brasil )

Robert Geiss said...

Yes, a Beauty !

Dana said...

Beautiful bird!

Light and Voices said...

Amazing cardinal image!
JM Illinois

Indrani Ghose said...

Pretty indeed!

Hanne Bente said...

Cute little bird you show :)

Phil said...

She looks so untroubled - nice shot Karen.

Stewart M said...

What a great looking bird - if I had cardinals on my garden I dont think I'd ever tire of photographing them!

The cool waters of the south of Australia are pretty spectacular as well!

Cheers and thanks for linking to WBW.

Stewart M - Melbourne

Ellie said...

Oh Karen that is a beautiful picture of that lovely colourful wee bird. :)

Kerri said...

She sure is! I LOVE these birds!

Richard Pegler said...

That's a beautiful image Karen, and the female Cardinal is every bit as fabulous as the male. Would love to see one!

Donna Heber said...

Gorgeous photo Karen of the female cardinal! Thank you for stopping by my blog. You have such amazing and lovely photos.

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Hello there Karen girl !
On very rare occasions we see a flash of red here (mainly husband sees them and not me ;-(
They are so beautiful it seems impossible for a bird to be such a gorgeous colour like that .. I would be tickled RED if one would drop by my spa now ? LOL
Joy : )

Mary Howell Cromer said...

She certainly is pretty, more so, beautiful. I really like the female Cardinals, as much and if not more, than the males! Great pic!

~~~jennifer~~~ said...

We don't have cardinals here, so I especially love seeing photos. Great pic!

Pat said...

Such a beauty!

EG CameraGirl said...

She sure is a beauty!

NatureFootstep said...

great portrait of her. She seems to have an attiude. :)

Wally Jones said...

Nothing brightens up the yard or woods like colorful birds. Your mama cardinal is outstanding!

Helene Titsch said...

She is very attractive. I imagine she and hubby make quite a pair! Beautiful, clear shot!

Rebecca said...

Love how the colors are more brilliant in the winter... Beautiful shot :)

Me said...

Pretty mamma is right. Wer`e lucky to have so many awsome birds in the yard.