Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Near and Far

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Mama and Papa Cardinal

 
Three's a crowd

  
sharing with..
lots of photo memes, because I am recovering from my nasty slip and fall accident. Once I am up and around, I hope to get out and about, to take HEAPS of photos. For now, all shots are snapped from the windows of my house...and yes, I am suffering  tremendously with "cabin fever"!


 
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67 comments:

Buttons said...

Oh Karen these are incredible you do nice work while recovering.
Take care hope you are feeling better. Hug B

Les... said...

GREAT shots!!! love them! *VBS*

Joop Zand said...

SO BEAUTIFUL KAREN.....colors and sharpness are amazing.

Greetings, Joop

The Elephant's Child said...

They are incredibly beautiful. I hope you get out of the 'cabin' soon.

Carletta said...

Wow - beautifully close!
Continued wishes for a speedy recovery.

Ms. CrankyPants said...

Nothing prettier than cardinals in the snow!

TexWisGirl said...

so sorry you're still house bound! ugh!

love these shots, though! the close-ups are wonderful!!!

acreativeharbor.com said...

Magnificent photography of the beautiful cardinals for MOM ~ enjoy ^_^

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

I'm always so impressed with your window shots. Love the little flakes of snow. Hope you can get up and about soon.

Sylvia K said...

I do love your "up close and personal" shots of the cardinals, Karen!! Absolutely gorgeous! I know you are SO ready to get out of the house and I do hope it's soon, but in the meantime you are taking superb shots for all of us to enjoy! Take care, have a great week!!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Wow those closeups are wonderful! So much detail in those feathers.
I hope you are out and about soon.

Regina said...

Absolutely amazing!

Have a great week.


Regina

Audrey said...

iLS SONT VRAIMENT BEAUX ET QUELLES COULEURS DANS LA NEIGE ;O)

Pat said...

Such a beautiful pair! Great shots.

Debbie said...

these are just amazing karen, i am so happy you can view these moments during your recovery!!

sending you a big hug and best wishes from the jersey shore!!

Gunilla Bäck said...

Fabulous shots, especially the two first close ups.

Jannibele said...

The cardinals are so fasinating. We don't have them in Norway. Some great close ups you have caught!

Ellie said...

Karen these are beautiful shots - so up close and personal.
Hope you are recovering and in less pain now. Take care!! :))

DrillerAA09 said...

Wow! Talk about up close and personal. I know others have mentioned that, but these are truly amazing. Great work. Happy Ruby Tuesday.

EG CameraGirl said...

Super close ups!

Robert Geiss said...

What amazing red colour that is !

Lisa Gordon said...

Karen, these are just beautiful.
The detail you have captured is amazing.
So beautifully done.

Karen said...

These are great shots Karen, I love this little red bird of yours. Hope you are out and about soon, I can just imagine how frustrating it must be. Have a nice day.

mick said...

Beautiful close-up photos of the birds. It's hard for me to imagine seeing little bits of now on the birds like that.

SandyCarlson said...

These are great. I love the lady cardinals.

Margaret Gosden said...

Once again, just marvelous macro photos - the bird is wonderful! And thank you, too!

Karen said...

So very detailed and lovely! Hope your recovery is very quick! xx

Ebie said...

I just joined the Audubon Society, and I need to get a real long lens to get to these swift birdies so close! Nice close ups!

Rajesh said...

Very pretty birds.

Gattina said...

Fantastic photos that's really a cheerful looking bird !

Maria @ LSS said...

Gorgeous birds. Happy MOM. Hope you could drop by my Orange take.

Tina´s PicStory said...

what beautiful birds and wonderful captures :)

eileeninmd said...

Love your pretty cardinals, gorgeous shots!

Stewart M said...

Hi there - hope the cabin fever subsides - but with birds like this to see, even sitting still must be a pleasure.

Thanks for the (early!) link to WBW.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

s.c said...

Wonderful bird shots. What more can I say.

ladyfi said...

Oh, how very delightful!

Lea said...

Magnificent!
Have a good week!
Lea
Lea's Menagerie

Gary said...

Great close ups!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Laura said...

absolutely wonderful Karen!

Dana said...

Beautiful shots!

Rebecca said...

What wonderful photos! Hope your recovery speeds up and you'll be back to taking heaps of photos soon!

Crafty Gardener said...

Amazing close ups of the cardinals.

i stora drag said...

I love your photos - and birds! I wish we had those colourful birds here in Sweden, but we haven't!
Great photos, Karen! /Pia

Liz said...

Fantastic shots.

My entries:
Liz (mcn)
Liz (mot)

islandwonder said...

Amazing... all from your window. Wow!

HansHB said...

A great post for WBW!
Well done!

lina@womens perspectives said...

Stunning shots of them :)

Ken Schneider said...

Beautiful cardinals! The female is no less attractive.

Rambling Woods said...

I am sorry you are cooped up..I know the feeling, but you got some amazing detail to show how pretty the female is too. Thank you for linking up to Nature Notes this week... Michelle

Jill said...

The cardinal is so regal - beautiful pictures.

NatureFootstep said...

it looks so cosy when they sit like that. :)

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

So detailed...I do enjoy your photos. I hope you keep recovering

Richard Pegler said...

Absolutely stunning Cardinal images Karen!

Tami Von Zalez said...

Perfection!

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Neil said...

Beautiful series get well soon.

lorik said...

What a beautiful series! I love the soft greys against the orange and the interesting patterns the branches make in your MoM entry.
Thank you for sharing on Mandarin Orange Monday:)

Mai said...

these are beautiful shots. i hope you get well soon. looking forward to seeing more of your photos when you're up and about.

Carraol said...

Magnificent pictures, the red friend love to pose!

Dianne said...

Wow! Magical captures!

Icy BC said...

They are gorgeous cardinal, and he is a handsome one for the ladies to fight over :-)

Get better soon!

SueLovesCherries said...

Gorgeous cardinals! One of my favorite birds. I can't get close-up of the ones in my yard so I have to rely on folks like you to provide me with the pretty details! :)

Cindy Adkins said...

I adore cardinals!! Both the female and male...they're both beautiful. Great shots!

Kaye Swain - SandwichINK said...

Gorgeous! My senior mom LOVES our Northern Red Cardinals that visit and wishes I could snap these grand closeups. Thank you for sharing them. Happy Rednesday.

Cassandra said...

I am a BIG FAN of Cardinals... They're so pretty!

Stopping by from Mandarin Orange Monday- hope you can stop by..

Mary Howell Cromer said...

I enjoy Cardinals any day of the year, and yet...snow images always stand out~

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

What beautiful out-of-the-window shots -- . You're a born photographer and I can imagine it is hard not to be able to be out and doing and getting more pictures. But how great to have this view as you convalesce. Be well soon!

Me said...

I love cardinals, these guys look like they want there picture taken.