Saturday, November 24, 2007

Male Cardinal On A Frosty Morning

Since most of the hunting community is away in deer camp, I decided to post a few miscellaneous wildlife and bird shots for the next few days, before pursuing the series on the elk further.

Cardinals are one of my favorite birds and they are visiting my feeding station on a regular basis and in increasing numbers. "Salty" has been shooting some at the same spot and is getting more material than I am. If you haven't done so already, be sure to check his site out. I know he has a superb shot of a nuthatch which he will likely post in the near future if he hasn't already.

Canon 40D 500mmF4/cropped severely-ISO 500

6 comments:

Salty said...

Good one Willard, the frost really sets him off!

oldmanlincoln said...

It is a special picture with the frost. The eye looks great too.

I have one similar but it is hoar frost and sticks out about half an inch on the horizontal.

Kerri said...

Beautiful shot Willard! I do think the frost adds to the picture.

Old Wom Tigley said...

Since I first saw one of tese on Abe's blog.. I have really grown to like this beautiful bird.
This picture is a stunner, so natural in the frost covered tree.

imac said...

Just love this shot, the frosty look and the contrasting colour of the bird.

ASH's Eye said...

He looks different without his topknot standing up. I can see why they are one of your favorites!