Northern Cardinal (male) - I
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|just got discharged from hospital. it's late at night. better now. but after those hundreds of test, salines, medicines, doctors, reports, nurses, injections... the whole world, around me, has become terribly tasteless! no salt and no spice..|
so lets go for something bright and lively.. :)
what's about a red bird?
this photograph was taken during a weekend trip to Chattanooga. it was my first morning over there. after a long drive for 6 to 7 hours, everybody in the group was exhausted and had been sleeping like anything. i woke up early. to me, it was a new piece of land. how could i miss a single moment of it?! :)
i opened the window and found this bird outside! along with one more bird of a different species. that morning was very beautiful... i left my hotel room, started walking and had climbed the nearby hill in search of birds..
this is a Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) and a male. i saw the females while i went to Rock City. though the males are much more beautiful and bright, somehow, i liked the females more :-/
Northern Cardinal is a song-bird and belongs to the family 'Cardinalidae'.
this bird can be found in southern Canada, through the eastern United States from Maine to Texas and south through Mexico.
it is found in woodlands, gardens, shrublands, and swamps.
Northern Cardinals tend to sit low in shrubs and trees or forage on or near the ground, often in pairs. they are common at bird feeders but may be inconspicuous away from them, at least until you learn their loud, metallic chip note.
the male cardinal fiercely defends its breeding territory from other males. when a male sees its reflection in glass surfaces, it frequently will spend hours fighting the imaginary intruder! :)
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Bom dia Ruby
I hope you recover quickly my dear.
Very cute bird in nice pose.Wonderful colours and fair details.Seems that You managed in hard light conditions that enhance the result.Thank You.
Have a good week!
- [2012-08-08 20:04]
Hello Ruby, Great colorful photo of the cardinal. Your little powershot does a great job. Nice use of DOF to get that blurred background look.
Have a great day,