Saturday, June 18, 2011

For Abe


I've met the greatest people through my blog. One very special friend is fellow blogger Abe Lincoln (Brookville, OH Daily Photo). YES, that is his name!  Abe is a fine photographer ( and storyteller) and I think his nature photography is his strong suit.  Abe and I agree on everything but squirrels. He loves them and FEEDS them.  I ....well just don't ask.  Yesterday after a much needed rainstorm, the sun came out and right outside my sunroom window I spotted this cardinal trying to dry off.  Lucky for me I eyed it before Meeps scared it off,  and I was able to sneak up and take a few shots through the wet window.  I am pretty proud of my first bird photo. I hope my dear Abe agrees.

20 comments:

Dina said...

The most unusual and fun cardinal photo I've ever seen! Abraham will love it.

Jilly said...

What a beautiful bird, Virgiia. Abe will love it I'm sure. You are so right, he is a wonderful bird and wildlife photographer.

The only birds I get close enough to photograph are the coal tits and bluetits that feed on my terrace. Nothing as wondrous as your red bird.

Ken said...

You got there just in time for this fabulous shot! And it's an unusual photo of a cardinal... and that's a good thing.

Bon weekend. :)

brattcat said...

I think this will win Abe's approval and admiration. Beautiful capture, V.

Winchester Daily Photos said...

Such a beautiful bird, it's amazing to see something like that in the wild, I only ever see dull sparrows!

Leif Hagen said...

I'm sure President Abe will enjoy your photo! That cardinal was really showing of his feathers! Cocky!

Thérèse said...

What a great take and a chance to keep up with Abe's nature photography!

Luis Gomez said...

Sweet!

Birdman said...

Fantastic catch on this one.

Malyss said...

Birds are so hard to picture. This one is marvellous, you were at the right place at the right moment! I'm sure Abe will appreciate!

*Honest Abe said...

Yes, I do appreciate this photograph. I have never seen a Cardinal spread his feathers to speed up the drying-off process. I have seen much larger birds, like Coopers Hawks do it. They get so soaked sometimes that they weigh so much they can't fly very far. They not only get soaked in rain but the hawks go inside every boxwood bush I got to flush out smaller birds and going in they get wet and coming out they get wetter.

This is a marvelous photo. And the cardinal is none to happy about his appearance. He has his crest down. LOL That is like being caught with your false teeth out.

http://mybirdsblog.blogspot.com/ is where my bird photos are located if you want to see some of my bird photography.

Thank you, Virginia, for being kind enough to post this kind of tribute to me and my work. It is appreciated, very much.

Κωστής Τζαγκαράκης said...

It is good to be back to blogging again Virginia and admire your great photographs.
Have a great weekend.
Costas

RedPat said...

You haven't caught him in his usual pristine shape - I am sure he won't be happy that we are all seeing him like this!

bfarr said...

Great capture.

Jack said...

Fantastic, Virginia. I see cardinals all the time, but this fanning is new to me. Nice shot.

altadenahiker said...

Oh, you beautiful thing, you! We don't get those kind of colors out here.

James said...

Very cool shot Virginia!
I love spotting interesting birds but I rarely have a camera with me when I do.

FireLight said...

Great image! I have lots of cardinals in my backyard, but I am not fast enough, patient enough, or talented enough for such a photo!
Love the spreading feathers!!

TheChieftess said...

Perfect!!! Love that you caught him mid fluff!!! Whenever I see cardinals, I think of my Grandma as she loved them!!!

A great tribute to a lovely friend!!! Yay Abe!!!

Babzy said...

well done ;)