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A Surprise

By Joline
I was just bemoaning the fact that cardinals never come to my feeder, when to my great surprise here came this little female. I grabbed my camera and shot it through my screened window. It is a horrible photo, but I was so thrilled I had to share it with you. Life's simple pleasures make me happy!

Tags: Cardinal Wildlife and nature

Voters: franken, Irishkate, Chinga and 22 more


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Irishkate Plus
5 33 95 United Kingdom
20 Nov 2012 12:53PM
I'd be thrilled to see one of these also Joline.
It's like bagging another Munro(the Scottish mountains over 3.000ft which many people
want to climb).
KateGrinGrinGrin

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Chinga Plus
5 1 1 United Kingdom
20 Nov 2012 1:03PM
It's a truly beautiful bird even if you had to shoot this on difficult conditions... Grin How lucky to see one!
Never seen one of those over here... But I have seen parrots in a few London parks. IB
Hermanus 3 4 South Africa
20 Nov 2012 1:52PM
What a special and beautiful bird this is - and I quite like the darkish vague look ! Excellent Smile
danbrann Plus
11 576 16
20 Nov 2012 1:53PM
We don't have these here Joline but I can just imagine the wildlife photographers if we did.
Tibetan 3 3 England
20 Nov 2012 2:53PM
Good for you I agree all the way! not in the U.K. I think! but would be just as excited if they were, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
ali63 Plus
4 737 1 United Kingdom
20 Nov 2012 3:15PM
Brilliant capture, well done,
Ali SmileSmileSmileSmile
AnnChown Plus
6 198 1 United Kingdom
20 Nov 2012 3:23PM
A wonderful moment captured - pure joy!
Ann
frz67 6 10 32 Italy
20 Nov 2012 5:35PM
almost like a painting, I like it

francesco
achieverswales 5 8 101 Wales
20 Nov 2012 6:03PM
What a beautiful bird Joline.

Regards

Trev.
AnneWorner 8 620 43 United States
20 Nov 2012 6:52PM
Shooting through the screen has given this a painterly look - you might work it a bit more, and maybe blur/darken the edges.

We get cardinals in the garden - I'm always thrilled to see them as they are so brilliantly coloured.

Anne
taggart Plus
11 46 12 United States
20 Nov 2012 7:13PM
She's shy and hungry--- they like sunflower seeds--- So glad you are seeing them!
EMJAYCEE Plus
7 9 10 England
20 Nov 2012 7:33PM
Lucky you - they are so lovely. All I have is a tiny plastic one (it used to sing) sitting atop my china cabinet.
Joan.
Humblebee 3 1 England
20 Nov 2012 10:11PM
Looks like an old masters painting Joline, well spotted and captured under the circumstances, but it has worked out really well ... Carol
annettep38 Plus
4 217 38 Costa Rica
21 Nov 2012 10:13AM
you screen effect makes it look like a painting.
Aren't birds escape artists? I got a wood pecker in the garden and have to this day never mentioned a decent shot. He always hides behind something, comes out when it is pouring down, sits directly on the feeder etc.
netta1234 Plus
4 307 2 Wales
21 Nov 2012 8:16PM
I bet you were thrilled to see such a beautiful little bird in your gardenSmileSmileSmile
NettaSmile
Mavis Plus
14 143 2 England
22 Nov 2012 11:52AM
It is so lovely , don't suppose I'll ever get one of these !

I know the feeling two day's ago when 7 long tailed tits arived at miday. Neither my camera nor my feeder were ready. I just had to enjoy their antics xx

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