Thursday, May 21, 2009

Portrait of a Female Grosbeak






Are you looking at me?

35 comments:

Jayne said...

What a great pose and background for her to show off her beauty!

The Retired One said...

Just look at her sweet face! And look at her feathers being ruffled by the wind in the first shot.
These are wonderful!

Eve said...

Here's looking at you Shelley!

Olde Tyme Marketplace said...

I love OWLS!! When I lived in my first house in Ohio I had a dogwood tree next to the driveway that died. It was a pretty big tree and I hated to to see it go. I had contacted somebody to come and cut it down. That night I was in the kitchen about 6:30 and I looked out the window and there was a a little owl in that tree. He stayed there for hours! I had to call the guy back and postpone cutting the tree down because that little owl came back every night at the same time for 3 weeks. He even let me get close to him! I sure enjoyed that time. I even cancelled places I needed to go and put off chores so we could visit!! Thanks for a great owl post and I am so glad ot hear about the little mourning dove. WHat is up with that Blue Jay anyway?? I never heard of such a thing.
The female grosbeak so completely diffent than her man but a beauty none the less!!
Have a great day!!
Beth

Richard said...

I think in the second picture she is saying "Nope...doesn't look any better from this angle!" Great shots.

Lynne at Hasty Brook said...

LOL! You gave me a smiling start to my day Shelley!

Nan said...

Great shots! Love the ruffled feathers in the first one and the quizzical expression in the second.

NCmountainwoman said...

Mysteriously, we missed the females this year. They always arrive about a week after we see the first male. We saw far fewer males this year and no females at all. Hope we catch them on fall migration.

Thanks for sharing yours.

HANNIBAL said...

Looks like that new lens is paying off! I love that first one especially!

bennie and patsy said...

You captions are great.
Patsy

Montanagirl said...

Lovely shots! I've had the females at my feeder. The Male was here a couple times and I got some good pics of him, but haven't seen him since.

Dorothy said...

Hi Shelley,
Love that second picture with her head to one side!! Great job!

Elaine said...

Gorgeous! It looks like she is trying to figure out what the heck you're doing. Wonderful shots!

Sharon said...

I love grosbeaks. We have some here that are "parrot green" and they are huge. Also very funny.Hey, Teddy says woof for stopping by. Sharon

holdingmoments said...

That's a great pose in the second shot Shelley.

Chris said...

Beautiful Shelley, I love both of them, the first one for the little effect of the wind on the feather and the second for the attitude! Well done and beautiful pictures!

Ginnymo said...

Love these photos!! I have never seen a female but I'm sure they are around if I saw the male. Great shots of her Shelly!!

Tina said...

What a portrait artist you have become!! Wonderful shots of that little girlie bird!! :)

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Even though her beauty i subdued,she is every bit as pretty as the male.
Blessings,Ruth

Kelly said...

oh my goodness......she is so sweet. Lovely portraits...you've captured her personality!!!

Deborah Godin said...

I see that after she spied you with your camera she smoothed her feathers and posed deliberately for the second shot. I totally get that.

Stacey Huston said...

Beautiful.beautiful as always

Leedra said...

So cute!

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The Birdlady said...

I love these - and the owl shot from earlier is wonderful!

Kallen305 said...

OMG Shelley. Fantastic shots!! I love the second one where its neck is tilted.

Bird Girl said...

I think the female grosbeak is such a lovely bird - what she doesn't have in color she makes up for in beautiful markings and eyes. You make her look divine!

Nick S said...

Lovely close-ups Shelley :-)
We had 2 in our yard yesterday, and today I got one bathing.

Mary said...

I love that quizical look she is giving you. I believe it is saying.."I need more food".

fishing guy said...

Shelly: Really neat photos of the neat bird. I saw one in the woods during a walk with a male.

Vickie said...

Beautiful images, Shelly. So expressive.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Oh I love that second picture, Shelley. She looks like she is 'peeking' at you... TOOOOOOO Cute!
Hugs,
Betsy

A New England Life said...

I love these photos, especially the first one! So sweet! Great shots Shelley!

Sandy said...

ahhh such a cutie.

dAwN said...

She looking at you! tee hee..nice photos as always, Shelley

Daisy said...

She's posing just for you, Shelley. :)