Saturday, February 8, 2014

Sunlit

 
We finally had a sunny day afternoon yesterday!
As the sun set, I noticed a nice glow coming through the trees,
that added some interesting colour to these guys!
 
sharing with...
 Black-capped Chickadee

sharing with...
MONDAY MELLOW YELLOWS
 Male Downy Woodpecker
 
Grey Squirrel (Stoney Braveheart) earlier in the afternoon.

sharing with...
SUNLIT SUNDAY
CAMERA CRITTERS  
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65 comments:

Jeanne said...

Gorgeous shots and lighting!

Mersad said...

So many great shots. I really like the last one with the little guy holding on to his food while standing in the snow. Adorable!

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Debbie said...

YaY for sun, even if only for an afternoon!!

awesome captures, could those chickadees be any cuter??

and thanks for the tip on feeding the robins....i'm going to send the hubs out in a little while. i counted 15 this morning and it's freezing here in nj!!

Rajesh said...

Very cute birds. I like that squirrel.

TexWisGirl said...

just beautiful! your shots always make me smile. :)

VioletSky said...

Beautiful! Love the upside down bird :)

Sylvia K said...

Ah, love the chickadees -- we have those here, too, and they've been haunting the feeder lately!! My two squirrel friends are in hiding!! Hope you have a wonderful weekend! Stay warm and enjoy!!

Adam Jones said...

Lovely pics. My favourite is the Chicakdee. Really nice. But that squirrel is cute too.

Mama Zen said...

Beautiful shots!

Jane said...

Great shots!

SquirrelQueen said...

Great shots!
I wish our sun would peek through even for a few minutes.
Happy Weekend!

Kerri Farley said...

Super shots! LOVE that Chickadee!

Linda W. said...

As always, great bird photos. We've had snow the past two days and have noticed an increase in feathered friends at our bird feeders.

lina@happy families said...

Wonderful series, Karen.

Anni said...

Beautiful...how the fading sunlight 'kissed' the wonderful critters. I too did a woodpecker theme this week.

Have a Great weekend. Enjoy.

DIMI said...

Gorgeous picture Karen! I really like the Chicakdee!But that squirrel is my favorite! Wish you a happy weekend!!
Dimi...

eileeninmd said...

Karen, beautiful shots! The chickadee is my favorite, they are so darn cute. Thank you for linking up to Saturday's Critters. Have a happy weekend!

eileeninmd said...

Karen, beautiful shots! The chickadee is my favorite, they are so darn cute. Thank you for linking up to Saturday's Critters. Have a happy weekend!

Linda R said...

These are such wonderful shot!!

Pamela Gordon said...

Really nice shots Karen. I love the chickadee one.

beep said...

They are all so cute!:)

Gunilla Bäck said...

Wonderful visitors!

Christian Weiß said...

The first photo is really beautiful.

RedPat said...

That chickadee is fabulous, Karen!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Sunshine in your world -- and on your beautiful birds! And Stoney Braveheart. Life is good.

Carver said...

Wonderful shots of the birds and squirrel.

Stephanie said...

Great series of critters.

Jackie Mc Guinness said...

Great shots!

Rambling Woods said...

Sun makes a day better always

Blackberry Lane said...

Wonderful photos. I love them all.

Carole M. said...

that intro' photo certainly took my eye; just adorable; lovely photos

Leovi said...

Yes , nice pictures , I like! really gorgeous birds ! Greetings !

Robyn said...

Karen,
Neat shots! I love the soft look of the chickadee in the first picture. I like the details you captured of the squirrel.

Thanks for sharing and hope you have a wonderful Sunday.

My Little Home and Garden said...

All three shots are fantastic additions to Sunlit Sunday, with such beautiful lighting. I have a special fondness for Black-capped Chickadees. There is a conservation area, near here, where they will eat seed from one's hand.

Karen



Tina Fariss Barbour said...

The little chickadee is beautiful--such a great shot! And I love the fluffy tail on the squirrel. :-)

DeniseinVA said...

Wonderful photos and the lighting is really beautiful!

Lorrie said...

Chickadees are such darling birds, and that's a great shot.
Have a good week.

katerchen said...

die kommen mich auch besuchen..bis auf das Eichhörnchen
LG vom katerchen der Danke sagt für diese schönen Bilder

Ela said...

Lovely photos of the gorgeous birds and so charming squirrel in the winter scenery
Have a nice Sunday :)

Bob Bushell said...

Oh yes, photographer of this year, love it.

Phil Slade said...

The afternoon sun sure cast a red and warming glow there Karen. I can never get over how much the chickadee is like our Coal Tit.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

They are glowing! Amazing how sunlight can illuminate feathers and fur.

Forest Dream Weaver said...

The light quality is so important and infinitely fascinating.....love the first one!

Happy Sunday!
Ruby

Icy BC said...

They are truly stunning, Karen!

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...
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Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

You certainly made the most of those rays of sunshine Karen!
All beautiful shots - the little critters made the most of the sun too - love the warm glow you've captured.
Visiting from Sunlit Sunday.
Shane

Willow said...

Gorgeous Shots ~ super loving the chickadee !!

Sandy said...

Jumped to your blog from All a Points of the Compass, cause I liked your comment. Of course the word colour has a "u" in it. As does Favourite, although Microsoft thinks differently about my computer. I'm in Ottawa. Lovely photos.

Cindy said...

I love to watch chickadees work at getting their food. Very good shots for sunlit sunday

Lisa Gordon said...

Such beautiful light in each of these, Karen, and Stoney Braveheart looks very well-fed!! :-)

Happy Sunday to you!

Gail Dixon said...

You always get the best focus on your birds! Love the light, too. Beautiful job!

Linda Gross said...

Love the lighting on the birds and squirrel!

Pia said...

Oh they are all so cute. Wonderful shots!

Christa atCedarmereFarm said...

Absolutely stunning, Karen! I am so glad you shared your photos with us. Wildlife pictures are not easy to take.
Christa

Nora at Island Rambles said...

Wonderful photos, great light, great color and great birds! cheers.

Rebecca said...

Nicely photographed animals. I saw a squirrel today gathering leaves. I thought it is a little early for a nest? Maybe she was making a warm place for herself.

NatureFootstep said...

I love the orange color of you chickadee. :)

Honey Mommy said...

Beautiful shot of the chickadee! We have had one of those little guys in our tree, but I didn't know what kind of bird it was... now I know!

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

Some pretty light on some pretty critters

Laura said...

A wonderful series Karen… I especially love the light on the squirrel!

Pat said...

Terrific captures!

Lady Lilith said...

Nice shots. Thank you for sharing them.

Les... said...

lovely captures, made beautiful use of that light! *VBS*

presently the light here is a dirty light orange that is due to all the many bushfires happening around our state, makes one feel a tad edgy seeing it...

David Gascoigne said...

Nicely done, Karen.

Me said...

Lovely photo`s and the sun sure is inviting.