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:

Sylvia K said...

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

TexWisGirl said...

both of them, beauties!

HansHB said...

Great shots!
Perfect post for WBW!

Debbie said...

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??

Kusum Sanu said...

Beautiful bird pics!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

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

Dave said...

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

Les... said...

wonderful shots!
good luck fella!! *VBS*

mick said...

Great photos of beautiful birds.

Jill said...

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

~ Jill

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Carletta said...

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

eileeninmd said...

What a cute couple! Gorgeous shots!

Karen said...

Absolutely beautiful images, that bird is so pretty.

Jill Wellington said...

That red cardinal photo is spectacular!

Helene Titsch said...

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

Karen said...

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

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

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

Jeanne said...

Awesome photos!

Dianne said...

Cute feathered friends ... Beautifully captured!

AmitAag said...

Splendid birds! Loved them!
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Liz said...

Stunning shots.

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Stewart M said...

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

Donna@Gardens Eye View said...

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

Cindy said...

Beautiful!!!!!

i stora drag said...

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

Carol L McKenna said...

Wow! These are so beautiful! Love the cardinals ~

Carol of (A Creative Harbor) ^_^

Thanks for visiting ~ (I am behind in commenting)

Kaye Swain said...

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.

Carver said...

Wonderful shots of the cardinal couple.

Ellie said...

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. :))

NatureFootstep said...

great shots of a good looking pair.

Buttons said...

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

Life with Kaishon said...

Stunningly beautiful. WOW!

Gattina said...

Gorgeous photos ! What a beautiful bird !

Indrani Ghose said...

Such beautiful birds.
Great captures of them.

Rambling Woods said...

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

Wally Jones said...

Beautiful images of the birds which can brighten any day!

Sally Annie Magundy said...

Such lovely birds and wonderful photography!

Happy Rednesday!

Anni said...

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.

New Jersey Memories said...

What a pretty bird! Great shots!

Ken Schneider said...

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!

Me said...

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