April 2, 2017

Splash of Color

Cardinal
How about a splash of color via Mother Nature on this Sunday? I was at a neighborhood park in Sarasota earlier this week poised with my camera patiently waiting for an owl to return when this handsome fellow showed up. He certainly seemed ready for his close up. Who was I to turn him down?!

8 comments:

Nancy J said...

He is a beauty, and what a perch for that model photo.

William Kendall said...

Very distinguished. We have them here, but generally only see them during winter at feeders, and even then, mostly in the countryside.

Lowell said...

We have a cardinal family in the bushes right outside our office window. Love them. This is a gorgeous photo!

Kay said...

Great shot! I had to travel to Arizona to see my first -- any only -- views of cardinals. They're not a West Coast bird.

Brian King said...

That's fantastic!

bill burke said...

What a beauty! He looks so proud sitting on that perch.

Kate said...

Because of our war with squirrels and the dirt they leave behind plus the uninvited rabbits, we stopped feeding birds last fall. I missed the Cardinals this winter and cursed the uninvited guests even more vigorously when they were scampering around our yard, leaving poop that our dogs used to love until we stopped that rodent parade. Much to my joy, a Cardinal has returned this spring to use our bird bath! Love your photo.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

What a colourful wee bird SRQ, a Cardinal? Even if the owl you were waiting for didn't show, you had a lovely win here.