Sunday, February 28, 2010

Evening at the feeder

Friday evening cardinal
My husband took this shot of a female cardinal waiting her turn at the feeder that's hanging from the dogwood tree outside of the kitchen window. The late afternoon sun was shining on the birds as they had their dinner and of the 76 shots he took, this one was my favorite. SOOC (straight out of camera) using a Nikon D80 and a Quantaray 70-300mm lens.

26 comments:

Pocono Dreamin' by Renée Hoover said...

A beauty! Always enjoy so much your bird photography - almost as much as George . . .

Mental P Mama said...

She looks mighty impatient! And beautiful....

Maria said...

Love the expression and you can just see her thoughts and focus on that feeder. He should submit some of his photo's to a wildlife magazing.

Cheryl said...

You must enroll it in a contest - it's wonderful.

Daryl said...

She looks lovely and contrary to MPM I think she looks very patient ..

Per said...

Fabulous photo. Well done :-D

olivia said...

What a beauty - nicely done Mr. CG!

Kerri said...

Perfection! Kudos to your hubby!

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Isn't she pretty. Nice photo. Valerie

S. Etole said...

what a wonderful shot ...

Sweetpea said...

Oh yes, this one is marvelous...her expression makes me want to know what's on her tiny little bird mind...

{Simply} Heather said...

Kate, SO PRETTY!! I like this very much :)

Char said...

beautiful shot

nancy in ks said...

Lovely little lady. Great photo!!!

A New England Life said...

That's the difference between my camera and yours .. my photos could never come sooc looking like that. I almost always have to photoshop them, even if it's just a little bit.

She is so lovely!

DesertHen said...

What a wonderful shot!

Jan's camera said...

I love seeing these wonderful photos of the birds!

Riet said...

This is a beauty.

The Japanese Redneck said...

That's a super shot. She has such a thoughtful look on her face.

Mrs Soup said...

Oh man...that is just GORGEOUS!

lv2scpbk said...

That is a gorgous photo and bird.

Ellen said...

Now he has some talent for sure...great shot!

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

Love it. I am a big bird watcher fan. I really need to get a better camera. But i think i may need some lessons.
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Carolynn said...

Oh! How beautiful! What a treat to get a close up look at this little miracle of nature.

ELK said...

what a character with beautiful markings!!

Sharmon Davidson said...

Great shot, Kate! I didn't think it was possible to capture the personality of a bird, but you did!