Saturday, January 10, 2009

Camera Critters # 40

Camera Critters by Misty Dawn, go here to see who's participating.

Our area is in the middle of a snow storm. We had 8" overnight and 4" more is predicted. Not many critters are moving but I did see two Black Squirrels playing in a tree but only for a short time. Here are the Pine Trees in the rear of next door decorated in snow.
I am showing some shots of a Cardinal in the Ohio Buckeye Tree from this summer.
This male was in full color and put on a neat show.
This is one of the most colorful birds.
This was an American Goldfinch from the neighborhood. He was in complete shade so was hard to capture really well.
He was a beautifull bird so I'm showing him the best I can.
There some neat photos of critters from around the world if you want to go out and visit.

43 comments:

Reader Wil said...

I love those red cardinals! I wish we had them here! And the goldfinch is gorgeous!

Carletta said...

I love the cardinals. It's wonderful to spot them in the branches or against the white snow.
I had so many finches this summer. They are pretty too as you say.

Stay warm in your winter wonderland.

i beati said...

reALLY lovely all of it . the brilliant and the sublime sandy

theArthurClan said...

Your photos of these birds are beautiful! I love the way you zoomed in and caught so many details. Thanks for sharing!

~Angie
www.thearthurclanphotos.blogspot.com

gmj said...

I miss the Cardinals! We don't have them here in the PNW. Come by and tell me what kind of duck I photographed, I haven't a clue!

KOSTAS said...

Hi Fishing guy
Happy New Year!
I wish for you and for your family Health, and Peace in the world!

Fish Whisperer said...

FG, great bird shots and it looks like you are in the cold. I have been gone traveling for sometime but am getting back in the swing of things. Happy New Year to you and yours.
Cheers
FW

bowledover said...

A very bright and welcome reminder of what wonderful colour birds are available to you. Lovely. Thanks for sharing.

Shellmo said...

Your cardinal is such a lovely shade of red! Can't believe your goldfinch has retained those colors this late in the season!

Mimi said...

Great shots!

ViennaDaily said...

Its a shame I never see beautiful birds as those in here... :( So thank you that you are showing it via cc! Have a nice weekend!

Tina said...

Wow, what great color you captured when you took those photos of that cardinal and finch!! Absolutely Beautiful, Fg!!

Rocky Mtn. Girl said...

And you did a FANTASTIC job of showing these feather fellas!!
Keep warm out there and careful on the ice!
((Hugs))
~Michele~
Mountain Retreat

George said...

I'm glad you kept the snow up there in Ohio. You did a great job with the birds.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Great pictures Tom--of your Cardinal and Goldfinch. I can't wait to see ours in the spring--with all of their colors!!!!
Betsy

June said...

Just love the colors of birds! Good gets...

Dianne said...

beautiful birds!

I love the trees decorated with snow

wouldn't it be nice if snow fell, let you take it's photo and then melted ;)

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

That's a lot of the white stuff-snow.
The Cardinals are exquisite.
Hsppy Birding,Ruth

BABOOSHKA said...

I would love to see a cardinal. The red is so vibrant. Your goldfinches are so different to ours.

Salty said...

Wow! you are really getting dumped on!

You are spot on about the dificulty of shooting in the deep shade. Even when we get the shot frequently there is a lot of digital noise, very pretty pictures of the cardinals and goldfinches never the less.

Pagan Sphinx said...

Gorgeous!!!! I adore our backyard birds but I haven't the patience to photograph them, usually.

Great captures. Thanks, FG!

Amanda said...

Some day I will see a Cardinal in real life, but your pictures are grand!

Ms. Hays said...

Oh they're so pretty! I Love Cardinals - the birds & the baseball team!!! hehehe

Willard said...

Hi Tom, The bulk of the storm has missed us, so I can't get any snow scenes, but your photo reminds me what it is like. The cardinal photos are outstanding.

Michele said...

I love pictures of birds. These are so good!

Lapa37 said...

Those birds are so pretty we have lots of red cardinals and blue jays here in NC.I just can't ever seem to capture one with my camera.

Darla said...

Love to see cardinals in the winter, their red really stands out then!!

The Birdlady said...

Beautiful cardinal, Tom.

gina said...

beautiful captures on both!

Sara G said...

Great photo's.
Our winter weather advisory was cancelled. I guess the storm with more north of us then expected. We did have ice this morning, luckily we didn't have anywhere we had to be!!
Take care and enjoy the rest of your weekend.
I really enjoy your blog! Your pictures are incredible.
Thanks for sharing them with us!!

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Darn but it looks cold there!! Here I am going to have midnight swims it is so hot. Love the cardinal shots Tom.

Stacey Huston said...

your black squirrels were probably fighting over food...lol... hope things warm up for you soon..

Karen said...

Those cardinals are beautiful. Love the colour of the goldfinch as well.

Nice shots !

Mary said...

Lovely! The cardinal shots are so beautiful and seeing a summer goldfinch brings a smile in the gloom of winter.

Tipper said...

Beautiful birds!!

Kafia said...

lovely pictures :)

Good Blog!

Louise said...

These birds are one reason I really miss the Midwest. WONDERFUL photos!!

Misty Dawn said...

Gorgeous photos, my friend. That first Cardinal shot is my favorite!

I've heard all about the snow storm... y'all got dumped on!

Natural Moments said...

The top Cardinal Photo is cute with it looking over its shoulder.

Leedra said...

Love the Cardinal photos.

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2sweetnsaxy said...

Those birds are so colorful and pretty!

storyteller said...

What beautiful red birds ... and the yellow ones are lovely too, but they certainly look cold!!! I share pelicans at Small Reflections on Saturday for my Camera Critters.
Hugs and blessings,

Gina said...

Stunning colour..I've never seen a red like it..gorgeous :D