Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Looking For Love

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Female Cardinal

 Male Cardinal

According to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, "The distinctive crest can be raised and pointed when agitated or alert, and lowered and barely visible while resting and relaxed.
 
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41 comments:

  1. Such gorgeous birds and your captures are awesome, Karen!!! Hope you have a great day!

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  2. Great shots!
    Perfect post for WBW!

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  3. WoW, karen, these are just awesome!!

    looks like both of them were very relaxed.

    are these through the glass or did you have the window open??

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  4. Beautiful shots. I love when their crown is raised. The female here has some deep coloration. Love it!

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  5. Brilliantly done - I like these 2 shots a lot, much different to the normal Cardinal shots we get used to seeing.... variety is the spice

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  6. wonderful shots!
    good luck fella!! *VBS*

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  7. Great photos of beautiful birds.

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  8. Stopping by via Wordless Wednesday :) I luv your photos! Birds are one of my favs, they are so beautiful.

    ~ Jill

    http://www.frugalplus.com/

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  9. By Cornell standards these two must be quite content. :)
    LOVELY shots!

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  10. What a cute couple! Gorgeous shots!

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  11. Absolutely beautiful images, that bird is so pretty.

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  12. That red cardinal photo is spectacular!

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  13. These shots are outstanding! I had to remove my feeder because of unwanted critters. I miss the beautiful visitors!

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  14. They look so healthy and sleek! I love how they seem to be looking right at us. Beautiful photos! xx

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  15. They're both beautiful! And it's an excellent post for Valentines week.

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  16. Cute feathered friends ... Beautifully captured!

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  17. Splendid birds! Loved them!
    http://amitaag.blogspot.in/2013/02/call-beach-by-any-other-name.html

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  18. Great shots - I cant believe how many people get to see these birds. I had assumed they were hard to see.

    I can feel an oversea trip coming on!


    Cheers and thanks for linking to WBW

    Stewart M - Melbourne

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  19. Karen these are wonderful...close up, lively and full of color...

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  20. Beautiful photos and birds! I wish we had them here too!
    Greetings Pia

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  21. Wow! These are so beautiful! Love the cardinals ~

    Carol of (A Creative Harbor) ^_^

    Thanks for visiting ~ (I am behind in commenting)

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  22. Oh how lovely. My senior mom, grandkids, and I have been thoroughly enjoying the cardinals eating the birdseed my mom faithfully puts out. They are truly a blessing to us all. Thanks for the lovely photos. I can never get close enough to capture them so beautifully.

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  23. Wonderful shots of the cardinal couple.

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  24. Oh Karen these are wonderful shots of those two beautiful birds. I'd love to get some pictures of birds but everytime I get my camera out they fly away. I think they can sense I am there. :))

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  25. great shots of a good looking pair.

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  26. I did not know that. Love those Cardinals beautiful shots. B

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  27. Gorgeous photos ! What a beautiful bird !

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  28. Such beautiful birds.
    Great captures of them.

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  29. The detail is so crisp making the female as beautiful as the male. Thank you for lining these into Nature Notes Karen...Michelle

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  30. Beautiful images of the birds which can brighten any day!

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  31. Such lovely birds and wonderful photography!

    Happy Rednesday!

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  32. I apologize for being a late comer this week...busy.

    I must say your photos are perfect for yesterday's Valentine's Day. Those cardinals are so gorgeous. The male, so bold and bright, the female so dapper and elegant in her gray tones. Just love this species. Your photos are super. As always.

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  33. Both are such beautiful images of the cardinals. I especially like the subtle beauty of the female. Thanks for visiting Rosyfinch Ramblings. My Internet connection has been unreliable and sooooo sloooooow!

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  34. Out of all your cardinal photo`s you have taken this winter, these two are by far my favourites. Nicely done.

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