Friday, January 9, 2009

Goldfinch in the snow

golfinch on branch

“To appreciate the beauty of a snow flake, it is necessary to stand out in the cold.”

-Author Unknown

36 comments:

Lynne said...

This is a real keeper Shelley.
It would make a nice greeting card or framed print.

Daisy said...

Brrrr! Poor little guy looks cold! Great shot, Shelley! Your photography is just so amazing. I love the quote you chose for this post too. Have a great weekend! :D

NCmountainwoman said...

What a perfect photograph! The snow, the bird...it is lovely. I agree with Lynne. It would make a very nice card.

Bird Girl said...

Shelley - how absolutely beautiful! Another Christmas card! And the quote is awesome with this image!

Leedra said...

LOL - so true, and looks great too!

Mary said...

I'm not sure he is appreciating the beauty of the snowflakes at the moment :-) Sure is fluffed up against the cold and very cute.

MuseSwings said...

This beautiful little bird looks like he's trying to remember what spring is like.

Jenny said...

I love this photo Shelley. As well as a card, you could make a fabulous calendar out of your photos......the most trouble you might have would be choosing! (-:

Tina said...

Wow! What a remarkable photograph! A wonderful capture of not only the bird but the weather..perfect!!

Craig Glenn said...

Really nice. I hope you got that one through the window. Looks cold!

Craig

Richard said...

Another "WOW" picture.

Deborah Godin said...

All fluffed up under a down quilt - what a wonderful photo!!

Eve said...

That is beautiful Shelley and so true...but I think I'll be taking pictures from the window today!!!
Brrrrrrr

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Precious!The quote is so true,but I tend to forget that sometimes.
Blessings,Ruth

Mildred said...

Shelley, How pretty! Your quote for today reminds me of how my mother loved snow fall - which we don't get much here in GA. Because she was visually impaired, we would stand her out in the snow, so she could feel it! She absolutely loved it! Thanks for the memory today.

Kallen305 said...

I love that photo!! The snowflakes in the background is so pretty. I love how you were able to capture the yellow in him. I miss that color so much now that they are olive.

jalynn01 said...

That is one 'cool' photograph.. no pun intended. I love it!

Brenda@View From The Pines said...

The photos of birds you put on this blog are truly the best I've seen.
Brenda

MicheleRF said...

Truer words were never spoken! Lovely shot. Is it me or are these guys starting to develop their spring colors already?

T and S said...

WOW...WOW...what a fabulous image Shelley. Awesome.

Natural Moments said...

Great Quote. Yes, nothing should get in the way of what we want to experience.

Kathiesbirds said...

Shellmo, I agree with Lynne. She said what I was going to say!

Jayne said...

Oh Shelley, that is so very beautiful!

Nature Nut /JJ Loch said...

A PERFECT goldfinch photo, Shell. :D

Absoluttely beautiful. The snowy background really adds to the photo too.

Hugs, JJ

Nature Nut /JJ Loch said...

Excuse my misspelling. I am clumsy this morn. It must be the cold snap bearing down on us. Don't you wish you could have all the birds live in the house during arctic blasts!!!


Hugs, JJ

Knatolee said...

Love this one, Shelley. It's true, it's a greeting card waiting to happen.

Sandy said...

This one GORGEOUS photo.

oldetymemarketplace said...

Hello Shelley,
I juset wanted to tell you that I adore your blog. It is honestly my favorite one to check out everyday. Your pictures are priceless. I read some of your older posts and read about how the color of the little red finch is based on the pigment of the food it eats. Well you mentioned putting out dried cranberries and I did just that today myself! Before I left for work they were eating them like crazy! When I got home they are all gone. Please keep up the great work! You bring me a smile everyday!
Beth

Onedia Hayes Sylvest said...

We haven't had snow yet but the goldfinch are here. This is a wonderful photo. I really love seeing the birds in the snow.

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The Birdlady said...

There - exactly! That's why I don't truly appreciate snow!

dAwN said...

Oh what a great photo...
love it and the quote.

Gardener's Garden said...

I love the snow in this and it would make a beautiful card.

fishing guy said...

Shelly: Great capture of the cute little Goldfinch. My photo was from the spring or summer when they are in full color.

Shellmo said...

Thank you everyone! I wasn't sure about this photo because I didn't think I had captured a sharp enough image of the goldfinch. You are all very kind!

letspaintnature.com said...

He looks so happy, even though it is heavily snowing!

Andy said...

That is a truly great shot!