Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Magical

Some of my favourites.  I hope you enjoy them too.

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Northern Cardinal - female


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Bluejay




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28 comments:

Andy said...

Your photos are proof that Canadians do not have to run off to a tropical jungle to see colourful birds. We have them right here in our backyards.

Hilary said...

Two beauties, Daniel. I totally love female cardinals and you've captured a beauty.

I watched the Kennedy Center awards when they were on a couple of weeks back and thoroughly enjoyed the show... especially this performance.

TexWisGirl said...

beautiful birds.

Sharon M said...

Beautiful photos.

As for Heart... I enjoy them much more when they are covering other bands. I was very fortunate to see them perform 'Good Vibrations' at the Brian Wilson tribute concert. They were fantastic.

oh, and it took me a moment to realize that the old guy with the silver hair was Jimmy Page... :-0

Bob Bushell said...

They are beautiful birds, and they are pieces of the camera art, cheers Daniel.

Stephen Hayes said...

Mrs. C. taped that Stairway to Heaven video from the Lincoln Center and we've watched it half a dozen times. Just great.

I love the way you eliminate distracting backgrounds in your bird portraits. It's obvious you compose these shots and don't just aim and click.

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

That is one of the best photographs of a female cardinal that I've seen! And with the snow...wow. Both shots are great!

Enjoyed the video SO MUCH! I saw Led Zeppelin back in the 70s. Still one of my favorite bands to this day. Ann and Nancy did a beautiful job on StH. The band members seemed pleased with the performance. I thought I saw Robert Plant wipe a tear away. Thanks for posting that!!

Barbara/myth maker said...

So lovely!

Danielle said...

These are so very beautiful and soft...very magical.

Michelle said...

That cardinal picture is just so perfect to me. It is our state bird.

Linda said...

I thought the cardinal was marvelous, and then I saw the jay! Gorgeous shots - love the attitude of that jay!

Rebecca said...

Stunning shots!

Kathy said...

So many people say the female cardinal is not pretty. Then they've never seen one of these golden ones. We have one at our feeders that looks very similar to this. I her Betty White (the Golden Girl).

Red said...

Most people pass over the female cardinal and go for the showy male. You show that the female can perform as well. And I'll always like blue jays.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Beautiful! I've never seen such a pretty female cardinal.

Betsy Brock said...

I can see why they are favorites! They are wonderful!

Stephanie said...

Stunning shots of your birds and thanks for sharing that great video, one of my favorite songs. I met the Heart ladies many years ago in person in Montreal. They were really nice. A story with that and too long to tell.

Walter Fisher said...

Excellent video Daniel, thanks for including it.

Gillian Olson said...

Beautiful birds, both very colourful. Thanks for sharing Daniel.

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EG CameraGirl said...

I LOVE the photo of the female cardinal. She's so beautiful!

Zosia said...

The bird photos are stunningly beautiful.

Marlo RepurposeMyLife said...

They are both great, but I really love the blue jay!

Karen said...

Wow fabulous captures Daniel! The best I have seen!
My TOP SHOT

Carol L McKenna said...

Beautiful captures of wonderful birds ~ nature's treasures ~

(A Creative Harbor)

Robyn said...

Lovely bird shots!

Zena said...

Wonderful bird shots

Madge Bloom said...

LOVE it! I'm so glad you came by to share on Weekly Top Shot #65!