Saturday, February 1, 2014

Not Fat, Just Fluffy!

 
 House Sparrow

sharing with...
 Starling
 
 Mourning Dove

sharing with...
Sunlit Sunday
Bandit (Black squirrel)
 
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57 comments:

Buttons said...

I think I am fluffy too:) Nice shots. Hug B

eileeninmd said...

Cute shots of the fluffy birds. I really love the dove shot. Karen, thank you for linking up to my Saturday's Critters. Have a happy weekend!

Sylvia K said...

Oh, I love your fluffy birds, Karen!! And, of course, that happy squirrel is always a favorite!! Such a fun post as always and a wonderful start for my day!! Thanks you for your kind words on my blog, they are greatly appreciated. Enjoy your weekend!

Snap said...

i love these images ... *common* birds in all their beauty. And the squirrel ... of course has to be on the deck looking for a feeder!

TexWisGirl said...

these are PRECIOUS! i'm just grinning all the way through. the dove is SOOO fluffy. and i always love your begging squirrels!

oh, and that starling shot is stellar!

Muffie said...

You and Debbie get the most beautiful bird photos! I won't comment on the last photo!

Pamela Gordon said...

They sure are fluffed up against the cold! Beautiful photos Karen. I love the colours in the starling.

myponderings said...

Wonderful shots! I can see each of them just shivering in the cold, especially the squirrel.

Gail Dixon said...

Karen, these are awesome portraits! You got them all in the perfect settings. The starling is an attention-getter.

retriever said...

Karen , it is so beautiful your capture

Rajesh said...

Beautiful fluffy birds.

Terri @ Backward B Ranch said...

Oh the dove! So adorable. Great shots.

RedPat said...

These are wonderful shots, Karen!

Gunilla Bäck said...

Great shots of the fluffy birds. They're adorable.

Debbie said...

hehe karen, i often say that about myself. i am like cotton candy, sweet and fluffy ;)

awesome captures.

ps....k. muff said in her comment on my blog today that you and i take awesome bird pictures. my jaw dropped to be mentioned in the same category with you!!

Pat said...

Fluffy and so cute!

Stephanie said...

You have amazing lenses to capture these up close. Love the fine details of the feathers.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Cute fluffies!

Me said...

With all the seeds and peanuts we feed them, they could be fat! The starling is incredible.

DeniseinVA said...

Definitely of the fluffy and adorable kind :)

Wandering Wren said...

I love these photos - the squirrel with his nose all covered in snow is too cute! I'm not fat but fluffy too!
Wren X

Phil Slade said...

Nice fluffies Karen. Are those birds telling me it's still cold where you are?

Ellie said...

Wow they are puffed up aren't they. Poor wee things they must be cold! Lovely pics though! Nice to see a picture of you on the sidebar. Its's always nice to put a face to the name :))

Poppy said...

Hi Karen,

So nice to meet you!

What amazing close ups of these fluffy cuties! The photo of the mourning dove almost seems like painted portrait! And that bandit could easily be a loveable critter in a children's story book!

Enjoyed these, thanks for sharing!

Poppy (visiting via Karen's)

Anni said...

They all look like they're working on making the feathers of good use in the cold!! Like little puff balls!!

And the squirrel is so darned cute.

Great photos, as always.

Minoru Saito said...

Hi,Karen. Nice captures. Your photos are very beautiful. Thanks for sharing. Wishing you a wonderful weekend.

EG CameraGirl said...

Super shots, Karen! The starling shot is spectacular!

Blackberry Lane said...

Incredible images! I love them all.

Beth @ E. Lizard Breath Speaks said...

they are all so fluffy - cuties!! hi there - hopped over from "Saturday's Critters". nice to meet ya. (we are friends, i love that you put in a photo of you ... always fun to see what folks really look like.) hope you are having a good weekend!! ( :

Mary said...

Beautiful photography!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Fabulous photos.

Gert said...

Gorgeous photos! All your photos are amazing...love your 'fluffy' little squirrel!

Blessings,
Gert

My Little Home and Garden said...

Your images of the birds and squirrel are so beautifully clear. I want to reach out and touch the feathery softness of the House Sparrow and brush the bit of snow away from the squirrel's face.

I'd be thrilled to take photos like these, Karen. Thank you for linking this post to Sunlit Sunday.

-Karen

Pondside said...

They're all gorgeous - but I like the starling best of all.
Visiting via Sunlit Sunday.

lina@happy family said...

Awesome shots. Look cute but they are in coldness.
Thanks for stopping by.

Yael from Home Garden Diggers said...

Karen,

Thanks for coming by my blog. You got some wonderful pictures of all the birds in the snow. Are usually have to go to Vancouver BC to see black squirrels. But occasionally I do get some down here in Oregon.

Yael

Cindy said...

I love your not fat just fluffy post. The birds are amazing to take pictures of and you got amazing shots.
Cindy

Peggy Jones said...

Wow you have a nice camera and sure know how to use it. These shots are amazing. Over from Karen's Sunlit Sunday. Beautiful blog.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Neat how they can fluff themselves up against the cold.

Les... said...

terrific studies of those cute little guys!
it is amazing how effective their insulation is when they fluff up like that!
Great work!! *VBS*

NatureFootstep said...

teh birds seems to be warm enough but the poor squirrel seems to be freezing a lot.

deb @ frugal little bungalow said...

LOL these are all just adorable...what wonderful FLUFFY shots :)

Lisa Gordon said...

I love when they get all fluffed up like this!
They are so precious, Karen.
I especially love the dove.
Have a wonderful week ahead!

Robyn said...

Fun set of pictures, Karen. I love the details you captured.

Sandy Carlson said...

I wish I could say the same for myself!

These are fabulous, fun photos.

Rambling Woods said...

Yes, it is fluffy weather

Purnomo Jr said...

Beutiful picture

Stewart M said...

Thats an excuse I think I will use - although it may be less convincing in the summer!

Nice set of pictures.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Amy Burzese said...

These are great shots, Karen. Can we say we are fluffy and not fat?

Icy BC said...

OMG-they are extremely cute, extremely adorable! Fantastic shots, Karen! I love them all!

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

Nice little back yard visitors!

Kathie said...

I love your shots Karen!! I can't decide whether the sparrow is my favourite or the squirrel - I love the snow on the squirrels face. Such crisp detail. Well done!

Lorrie said...

Such wonderful shots, Karen. The mourning dove looks so cuddly and fluffy.

Tomoko said...

Love to see your birds fluffing up their bodies in the snow.They are so pretty.
The birds look like they are patiently enduring the extreme cold.

Thank you for visiting Green Tomato and your kind comment.

Ida said...

Oh my gosh those are some "fluffy" birds for sure and that squirrel is just so cute.
Your newest follower.

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Christa atCedarmereFarm said...

Hi Karen, those fluffy creatures are so adorable! Great shots. Christa

Jeanne said...

Your shots are just amazing. Have to ask what sort of lens you were using in these. Love them!