Thursday, July 9, 2009

The reddest Cardinal I've ever seen

The sound of birds stops the noise in my mind.

- Carly Simon


45 comments:

Bren said...

That has got to be the BEST shot of a cardinal I have EVER seen! WAY TO GO.....
Happy Summer!

Lynne at Hasty Brook said...

Saturated red!

Kelly said...

....he IS gorgeous!! Love all that red and the curious look in his eye--do you think he's looking for a peanut? ;-)

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Beautiful Shell...The male Cardinals this time of year are just gorgeous. I have a couple of similar photos...

Have a great weekend.
Hugs,
Betsy

Mildred said...

So very pretty Shelley - I am going to send a blog friend your way who LOVES cardinals!

Olde Tyme Marketplace said...

I am IN LOVE with that PICTURE!! My favorite bird!!! Oh what a shot..!You made my day!!
Smiles,
Beth

Ms. ~K said...

Shelley,
The birds literally pose for you!!!
Amazing shot!
Kit

holdingmoments said...

That IS red Shelley!
A stunner. You certainly couldn't miss him. :)

Daniel Spurgeon said...

I love the Carly Simon quote that put along side your great photo!

Elaine said...

He is a beautiful red! He looks like he's a little exasperated with you. Did you not put out his favorite food?

Jayne said...

LOL... he looks to be saying, "OK, lady, are you done yet?" He's glorious!

itsJUSTme-wendy said...

Oh, that's beautiful! Nuf said.

Rural Rambler said...

Stunning picture of a most beautiful bird! His birdy face expression is priceless!

Cathy Clementz said...

We have only seen a cardinal ONCE in our yard! We had to go downstate to get pix of them. He sure IS red!!

A New England Life said...

Isn't he incredible! I think he see's you too! ; ) You just can't help but love the Cardinals.

Sharon

Ginnymo said...

What a beautiful close up of him Shelly!!

Adrienne in Ohio said...

He's a beauty!

Judy said...

He is a beauty! I love seeing them in the yard, only not on my raspberry bushes.

Dorothy said...

Great shot of this pretty bird! Our Cardinal have been bright red, too.

NCmountainwoman said...

Great photograph. I just love his expression.

Mary said...

VERY red and beautiful! My cardinals look like they have been through a war zone and I have a couple of bald ones. I don't think anyone would have chosen them as state bird the way they look right now.

Mike and Lizette said...

A lovely shade of red.

Eve said...

He must be the top dog of cardinals Shelley! Good luck with your loons this weekend.

Cindy said...

Spectacular Cardinal. It's probably the reddest I've ever seen too. Great shot. Have a great weekend. ~Cindy

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

He is most definitely RED.Well done.
Blessings,Ruth

The Retired One said...

He must have read your blog post about the drought in birds and flew your way to make up for it.
He is absolutely gorgeous!
We only had ONE here, ever and it was in the winter. It was beautiful on a snowy branch and get this: BETWEEN TWO bluejays!!! By the time I ran for my camera it was GONE. I was devastated.
I am so glad you captured this one...it is a real beauty.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Shelly: What a neat Cardinal in bright red. I now don't have to be jealous of you getting to visit with George and Betsy.

Tina said...

Those brilliant red ones are said to be the little hotties of the cardinal world!! So you should be seeing him being chased all over by those cardinal groopies!!
Neat picture, Shelley

Montanagirl said...

Wonderful shot of the Cardinal! He is sooo red. Good work!

troutbirder said...

Wow! Amazing.

Deborah Godin said...

My old high school mascot!! Love him, he's so "pur-ty pur-ty pur-ty"

Dave said...

AWESOME shot!

Daisy said...

WOW--beautiful, Shelley! Very red indeed! :)

Abe Lincoln said...

Very pretty bird indeed.

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Willard said...

Beautiful! I like how close he is and how you captured the gleam in the eye.

Knatolee said...

I haven't seen a cardinal since the winter... sigh!

Lanny said...

Nice! Certainly hard to disagree with the statement that is for sure!

Leedra said...

He is even puzzled over his color. :)

Bird Girl said...

Red for sure!!! A real close up beauty!

T and S said...

Red and also the closed shot I guess. Like the turn of the head...Thomas

Caroline said...

That is a stunning cardinal! Beautiful shot!

Bird Girl said...

I'll say he is RED! A close encounter with this handsome male!!!
I left you a comment before and somehow it didn't get posted...I hope I don't mess up a lot and think the comment went...I probably didn't spell the word right and just clicked...geesh ;-)

Deb said...

Such a beautiful cardinal ~ he really is red :-) Love the Carly Simon quote too ♥

Dave's Bird Watching Blog said...

That is RED! I think it's time to stop soaking your seeds in the red food coloring there, Shellmo.

Hope you, Marvin, and the new puppy are well!

Meadow Mountain Musings said...

I just found your blog and am so glad I did! Very peaceful and beautiful.