Mrs. Cardinal by cjwhite

Mrs. Cardinal

There was no sunshine today. It was cloudy and windy.

This female Northern Cardinal blends in with the gray day, but she does have lovely red accents on her wings and tail.

Thank you so very much for your kind responses to yesterday's woodpecker pic!!! :0)

I've posted a pic of Mrs. Cardinal's mate in my other album.
http://365project.org/cjwhite/my-little-world/01-16-2011
excellent..nice shot
January 17th, 2012  
MMT
beautiful shot!
January 17th, 2012  
I truly think that she's as beautiful as the males. Her colors are so soft and subtle. A striking female indeed! Wonderful catch.
January 17th, 2012  
Oh Carolyn, this is beautiful! I wish so bad that we had cardinals in our area! Just wonderful and a fav!
January 17th, 2012  
Beautiful as always!
January 17th, 2012  
A Christmas card for next year Carolyn. She is beautiful in that setting.
January 17th, 2012  
Beautiful shot!
January 17th, 2012  
Man you get some clarity with your photos Carolyn - another fave - what a beautiful little lady. I like her subtle colourings.
January 17th, 2012  
who is looking at the grey cold sky with this beauty to ogle.. lovey shot
January 17th, 2012  
Pretty bird !!!
January 17th, 2012  
Your bird pics are amazing... they are all so clear.
January 17th, 2012  
She's lovely.
January 17th, 2012  
Pam
I always think female cardinals are prettier than males because they have such a range of color and subtle blending tones!
January 17th, 2012  
Beautiful bird
January 17th, 2012  
I'm just amazed that these birds don't fly farther south for the winter.
January 17th, 2012  
Lovely!
January 17th, 2012  
You take the best bird pictures! Love this one!
January 17th, 2012  
Great capture
January 17th, 2012  
beautiful lady waiting for her mate
January 17th, 2012  
Beautiful capture. I like the textures.
January 17th, 2012  
what a beautiful capture, carolyn! she's gorgeous
January 17th, 2012  
beautiful!!!
January 17th, 2012  
Your day sounds just like mine. Mrs Cardinal is rather a plain Jane compared to her partner.
January 17th, 2012  
She doesn't need to be all showy...her beauty is classic and understated. And your portrait of her is, as always, spot on!
January 17th, 2012  
Beautiful shot!
January 17th, 2012  
great job! instant fave....
January 17th, 2012  
I just love these bird photo!We don't have anything like them where I live!
January 17th, 2012  
So beautiful!
January 17th, 2012  
I think she's much more beautiful than the Mr! great comp and subtle pop of color
January 17th, 2012  
beautiful.. i tried all yesterday to get a bird photo but they kept flying away as soon as i'd focussed...they were messing with me!
this is brilliant.x
January 17th, 2012  
Oooo... she's a beauty! (Great minds...!)
January 17th, 2012  
Very pretty little bird :) Looks like she's wearing a crown on that crest :)
January 17th, 2012  
Beautifully captured among the branches.
January 17th, 2012  
You captured this beautifully!
January 17th, 2012  
Beautiful. Great crest - love it.
January 17th, 2012  
Carolyn Carolyn Carolyn!!! I think you should submit this photo to a card company. I am serious...this is beautiful! Love how you captured the little seed on the branch to go with the lovely lady! FAV
January 17th, 2012  
you sure are getting good use out of your long lens.
January 17th, 2012  
the contrasts are amazing carolyn - beautiful!
January 17th, 2012  
This is truly amazing Carolyn and so beautiful... for me a fav ♥
January 17th, 2012  
What a beautiful wintery photo--it even looks like her tail feathers are frosted
January 17th, 2012  
gorgeous capture!
January 17th, 2012  
Nice capture. She's not as colorful as her mate but she's still very pretty.
January 17th, 2012  
This is stunning! I have to fav it. No contest.
January 17th, 2012  
Gorgeous Capture! Love how the colors do stand out and the DOF set off the details! Very nicely done, Carolyn!
January 17th, 2012  
nice one...almost looks like he is about to speak
January 17th, 2012  
Just lovely!
January 17th, 2012  
He's just a one-bird pop of color! Beautiful shot!
January 17th, 2012  
Pretty, nice catch, :)
January 17th, 2012  
Just beautiful!
January 17th, 2012  
I like the subdued bits of red on her. She's a beauty.
January 17th, 2012  
golly every one of your bird pictures are just fabulouse!! Do they all land on the same tree?..If so you are a lucky Bird Lady!!
January 17th, 2012  
Ah now I get it the other bird was the look out! A pair of lovely shots.
January 17th, 2012  
@ellimae It helps that I have a bird feeder in this tree. :0)
January 17th, 2012  
Beautiful detail - love the depth of field with the pattern of twigs behind out of focus.
January 17th, 2012  
this one is as good as yesterdays. :-)
January 18th, 2012  
Beautiful bird
January 18th, 2012  
Looks cold!!! Love how the red really pops!
January 18th, 2012  
I believe this is my favorite cardinal photo ever! Definitely a fav. WOW.
January 18th, 2012  
Amazing!!!!!!!!! What kind of lens did you use for this?
January 18th, 2012  
@twinsplusone Thank you Sharon! I'm addicted to my Canon 75-300mm zoom lens. :0)
January 18th, 2012  
@cjwhite Thanks Carolyn. Do you use a tripod? I just got a 70-300mm lens but can't hand-hold it still enough. :(
January 18th, 2012  
gorgeous capture carolyn x
January 18th, 2012  
@twinsplusone I don't use a tripod. It took me awhile to get used to how heavy the lens is! My husband got me a monopod for Christmas. The one time I used it outside, the cats were trying to climb it. LOL!
January 18th, 2012  
she is beautiful! great shot!
January 18th, 2012  
Another Popular photo! You, talented girl, you! Beautiful.
January 19th, 2012  
wow... this is a fabulous shot, such clarity, congrats on the PP it deserves to be there!!! fav!!
January 19th, 2012  
Kim
perfect capture, I'm loving all of your bird shots, +Fav!
January 20th, 2012  
I've always loved the subtle color of the female cardinal, such a pretty bird. She blends in nice with this picture, good job!
January 21st, 2012  
I like this a lot. You are careful with your compositions..
January 24th, 2012  
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