Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Mr. Cardinal







"Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life." ~Rachel Carson

Mr. Cardinal visiting the seed post.  He usually stops by a couple or so times a day and has a quick bite.  That is if the Tufted Titmice let him.  The Mrs. was foraging on the ground for the seed that gets kicked off.

Have a wonderful Wednesday everyone. 

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  1. Very handsome gentleman.
    Great photographs Cindy.
    Costas

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    1. Thank you Costas. Very handsome indeed and I think quite lovely too. Happy Wednesday!

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  2. Hi there - these are great pictures. I love these birds.

    If you have any interest in such things these posts would be great addition to Wild Bird Wednesday - which runs from my blog on (wait for it!) Wednesdays!

    Do drop by and link up!


    Cheers

    Stewart M - Melbourne

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    1. Thank you Stewart. They are fantastic birds and I'm surprised how close I can actually get to them. Wild Bird Wednesday sounds great. Thanks for the invitation.

      Cindy

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  3. Oh, he's such a handsome guy! You captured some great shots of him Cindy.

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    1. Thank you Judy. I just love him. The Mrs. seems a little shy although I have gotten a few shots of her. She seems content hiding in the bushes.

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  4. Great photos of these brilliant birds. Funny, at our house, they chase the titmice out of the feeders.

    Hope to see you at Wild Bird Wednesday, too. Just a tip: Stewart lives in Australia, and they are a little ahead of us, so if you live in the US, you can actually sign in on Tuesday.

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    1. Thank you Connie. I would say it's definitely the Titmice who rule here. Thanks for the WBW tip. I wondered about that as I saw some posts dated for Tuesday.

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  5. These are priceless, Cindy! We have a cardinal couple hanging around our house but I can't get a decent photo of them. Kudos to you!

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    1. Thank you Lowell. I've been putting the bird seed out, sitting near it and playing the song/call of the Cardinal. They eventually come and I get my shots. Keep trying and good luck.

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  6. You got up close and personal with these beautiful cardinals, Cindy.
    I love the differing shots...especially with the seed.
    As always, you do beautiful work. I love to see your photos.
    Sending you love,
    Jackie

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    1. Thank you Jackie. I was surprised at how close I actually got. I was about six feet away when I took these. They are cropped but even without cropping they came out nice.

      Dad had his right eye done and is doing fine. Hope all is well with you and yours.

      Sending you love back,
      Cindy

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    2. So glad to hear that your Dad's eye is fine; that type of surgery is amazing! I hope that he enjoys the vision that he will have because of the surgery. Praying for him...always...and for you and your sweet family.
      I hug you, Cindy.
      Love,
      Jackie

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    3. Thanks Jackie. He has a follow-up with the eye doctor tomorrow morning. Then once he gets the okay he'll have the left eye done. Enjoy the rest of your week and weekend! I'm looking forward to maybe getting out with my camera away from the house this weekend. Wish me luck. Have a wonderful Valentines day.

      Hugs,
      Cindy

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  7. Those Tufted Titmice think they are in charge, don't they? Cardinals are more shy ~

    Beautiful set of images here, Cindy.

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    1. Thank you Kate! They sure do run the show here and the Cardinals don't seem to mind. I guess they figure there's enough to go around. Thanks for the visit. Happy Thursday. :)

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  8. Wow, these are awesome photos of the Cardinal. One of my favorite birds. Have a happy day and a great weekend!

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    1. Thank you so much. Have a wonderful Thursday and a great weekend too!

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  9. Mr Red sure is a handsome fellow and you captured him beautifully Cindy.

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    1. Thank you Pam. I think he enjoyed having his photo taken. The Mrs. however, kept to the bushes this time.

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  10. Really like these extraordinary close ups of the Cardinal, I will follow your blog now. thanks for visiting my blog. cheers.

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    1. Thank you Nora. I'm glad you like them. Thanks for following.

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  11. Wow, that is incredible. Absolutely beautiful.

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  12. Gorgeous photos of these colorful birds. They share my feeders with red-winged backbirds and both male and female take no guff from those blackbirds. They definitely rule the roost. :)

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    1. Thanks so much Bayside Life. I must have a shy couple. I haven't had any black birds at the seed post but plenty of Tufted Titmice and Carolina Chickadees.

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    1. Thanks so much! I love these birds.

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  14. Oh He is Such a HANDSOME Fella!!! Love him!

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    1. He is very handsome and I think he knows it.

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  15. Hi again, Cindy. Re your comment on Florida Fotos - I do believe that is what is known as an elephant ear plant. We had several at our other house in Ocala. They grow fast and we liked them a lot but don't do well during the winter. They usually come back in the spring, though!

    Hope you're having a good week!

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    1. Hi Lowell. I thought so but wasn't sure. They are very interesting plants and I've seen some really huge ones. Great photo by the way. My week is going well.

      Hoping your week is a great one!

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  16. Cindy your photography is amazing. I've been watching the cardinals and tufted tit-mouses :) tit mice? :) gorging themselves on my mother's bird feeder in East Texas this week. You have captured them so beautifully. Thank you for sharing your amazing talent!

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    1. Thank you Nancy. I'm partial to the little Tufted Titmice. They have such big eyes and are such acrobats at my seed post and the neighboring tree. They really are fun to watch. The Cardinals are wonderful too and I just love them. Thank you for the compliments!

      ~Cindy

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  17. These photos are amazing! I liked this post very much.

    www.modernworld4.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks so much Gina. I'm glad you liked it. :)

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  18. Hi Cindy! Wow, these are amazing images! We don't have cardinals here but even if we did I doubt I'd capture them as well as you have. :)

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    1. Thank you so much Georgianna. They are wonderful birds. Male and female always together and I love watching them eat at the seed post.

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  19. Thanks for your comments today, Cindy! You are very kind. And I hope you have a fabulous Wednesday, too!

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I love reading your comments. Thanks for visiting. ~Cindy :)