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2011/040: Cardinal

I was trying to take pictures of the falling snow last week, and couldn’t help thinking of Tracy when a red blur flew through my viewfinder and sat down in the neighbor’s tree. I quickly took a few pictures with my 18-200mm lens before digging out the 80-400mm, and good thing I did, because by the time I had the other lens on the camera, he was gone!

16 responses

  1. Becky Sue

    I love seeing the cardinals in snowy trees. They are so eye catching against the snowy background.

    9. February, 2011 at 06:10

  2. So, he doesn’t just elude ME! 🙂 I have that ‘dream photo’ in the back of my mind of the male cardinal in the snow. Such a great pop of color in an otherwise white world!

    9. February, 2011 at 07:00

    • Well, he DID show up to pose for me… I should have let him know, that I was just going to get the other lens. He probably thought I got the shots I wanted and that’s why he flew off 😉

      9. February, 2011 at 13:28

  3. I can’t believe it is that snowy up there…

    9. February, 2011 at 08:11

    • I was last week. Today is mostly ice and sleet. We were SUPPOSED to get 3-5 inches of snow, but only got a dusting on top of the white mess.

      9. February, 2011 at 13:29

  4. doreen3boys

    oh wow, what a lucky find! too bad he didn’t stick around. that’s quite a range..do you use that lens alot?

    9. February, 2011 at 09:11

    • Thanks, Doreen! I don’t use the 18-200 as much as the macro, but I do use it quite a bit for the everyday (non macro) stuff.

      9. February, 2011 at 13:30

  5. I am soooo jealous!! I’ve been trying to capture our male cardinal in a snow-dusted spruce tree for at least a month. He keeps teasing me and flying off before I can get a decent shot. Or he’ll sit there when the light is awful.

    Well done!! He’s beautiful. 🙂

    9. February, 2011 at 15:51

  6. aswirly

    Wow, a cardinal! So beautiful and especially against that snowy backdrop

    9. February, 2011 at 18:34

  7. doreen3boys

    is the 80-400mm a macro?

    9. February, 2011 at 19:47

  8. We got the 3-5 and it’s so cold, even the cardinals are hiding! Love the photographs!!

    9. February, 2011 at 22:19

  9. He brings color to your snowy world. So, you enjoying all the white stuff this year? 🙂

    11. February, 2011 at 05:45

  10. dalia

    that shot of red is just wonderful! I was looking for some birds today, not a one to be found.

    13. February, 2011 at 20:02

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