Thursday, February 13, 2014

Snowy Cardinal


I was amazed at the colors in this when I saw it onscreen. You know how you snap a photo, think "oh, this might be good" but really don't know until you open it up? I had no idea it captured the "glowing" aspect of the cardinal - was so excited when I saw this. No filters, no nothing, just sheer luck.

I took this in the evening during a heavy snow a couple weeks ago. The cardinals were sheltering in our large white pine that's just yards from a feeding station. The branch this one is sitting on sticks out farther than the rest, so it gave a nice brightness in the forefront with the background being in shadow. You can almost feel the silent denseness of the fresh snow in it.

Hope all of you have at least one "wow" moment this snowy winter (even those of you battling the snow down south!).

11 comments:

  1. I still can't believe these little birds just thrive on with all the snow. Their red looks just awesome with the white snow.

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  2. I assumed they flew south. Who knew?

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  3. I can imagine the thrill!! Magnificent

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  4. This is a gorgeous shot! Congratulations!

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  5. Wow, a real stunner! The cardinals vibrant red feathers look especially gorgeous against the snowy background. We have been seeing a lot of beautiful cardinals this winter. Always a delightful sight!

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  6. Surely this is a site well worth seeing.

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  7. Many "wow" moments this winter..stunning in the snow..but I have yet to capture the perfect Cardinal..congrats!

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  8. Surely this is a site well worth seeing.

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  9. It's hard to beat the image of a male cardinal against a snowy background! Beautiful photo!

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  10. i think i'm caught up on your posts, again. i had thought you had given up blogging. :)

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