2012-08-13

Cardinal eyes

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Open and closed.

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    1. Thanks Kate! Love your hummingbird in bw -- love the little feet. :D

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  2. Ok the eyes are cool but that is one sad looking Cardinal. is that a female?

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    1. LOL maryb -- you wouldn't believe the sad looking cardinals we've had here. The worst is a male that went fully bald (apparently a normal occurrence). You could see his wrinkly grey head. He looked like a skeksis from The Dark Crystal. I think I tweeted a photo of it ... let me get the link.

      Here it is: LINK

      This one is a juvenile, with the black beak. I'm not sure if it's male or female though. The juvenile feather colour is pale.

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    2. I would nickname him Voldemort :)

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  3. Great shot. Especially when you think of the difficult light conditions. With my camera, the head would be overexposed, and the rest dark ... :-)

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    1. Hi Stefan! It was kind of tricky with that spot of sun. :-)

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  4. Lovely shots, you've captured her perfectly :)

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  5. Wow, stunning lighting, Candis. Love this mini series of birds! I wish we had cardinals. They are beautiful.

    Right now, the most activity in the garden is the squirrels decimating our hazelnut tree. :) xo

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    1. Hi G! Oh dear -- squirrels are so bad, aren't they. The mischief-makers. :-) xo

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