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:

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

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  2. GREAT shots!!! love them! *VBS*

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

    Greetings, Joop

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

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

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  6. Nothing prettier than cardinals in the snow!

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  7. so sorry you're still house bound! ugh!

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

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

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

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  10. 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!!

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

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  12. Absolutely amazing!

    Have a great week.


    Regina

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

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  14. Such a beautiful pair! Great shots.

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  15. 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!!

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  16. Fabulous shots, especially the two first close ups.

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

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

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

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  20. What amazing red colour that is !

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

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  22. 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.

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

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  24. These are great. I love the lady cardinals.

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

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

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  27. 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!

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  28. Fantastic photos that's really a cheerful looking bird !

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

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  30. what beautiful birds and wonderful captures :)

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  31. Love your pretty cardinals, gorgeous shots!

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  32. 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

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  33. Wonderful bird shots. What more can I say.

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  34. Oh, how very delightful!

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

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

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

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  38. Amazing close ups of the cardinals.

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

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  40. Amazing... all from your window. Wow!

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  41. A great post for WBW!
    Well done!

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  42. Beautiful cardinals! The female is no less attractive.

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  43. 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

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  44. The cardinal is so regal - beautiful pictures.

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

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

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  47. Absolutely stunning Cardinal images Karen!

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  48. Perfection!

    Visiting from Rednesday ~

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  49. Beautiful series get well soon.

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  50. 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:)

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

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  52. Magnificent pictures, the red friend love to pose!

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

    Get better soon!

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  54. 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! :)

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

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  56. 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.

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

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

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

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  59. 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!

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

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