Saturday, February 23, 2013

Red And Blue

1/250 sec. f/8 ISO 640


1/250 sec. f/9 ISO 640



50 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

beautiful portraits!

Lindsjö taxar said...

What beautiful colours!
Went to my mooses this afternoon again, they where there , THis time closer. Tonights posts I show it.

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Oh, wow, these are superb! From the little bit of snow on the jay's beak to the colors to the clarity - both are exceptional!

HansHB said...

Awesome post!

Carletta said...

A couple of beauties - birds and photos!

makiejl.com said...

really beautiful images!!!
~Linda

Laura said...

just beautiful Brian, wow!

Nancy J said...

Stunning, the feathers show tiny details, and colour in perfection. Cheers from Jean.

Tombstone Livestock said...

The Cardinal reminds me of the Angry Birds, LOL, Fantastic details on the blue you would not be able to see flying around.

Karen said...

Two of my faves! Great captures!

TheChieftess said...

Cardinals were my Grandmas favorite bird!!! She was much more of a birder than I am !!!

Beth said...

Gorgeous birds!

Gary said...

Beautiful colours!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Pamela Gordon said...

The Cardinals and the Blue Jays at spring training camp? :) Beautiful shots.

bailey-road.com said...

Flashy beauties!

Madge Bloom said...

Perfect... these shots are both superb! Thank you for sharing on Weekly Top Shot #71!

Tricia Hays said...

Handsome fellas, for sure, & frame worthy! =)

Pam ;) said...

Awesome captures of the all American Mr red and Mr blue Brian.

Andee said...

Gorgeous shots Brian.

She Who Carries Camera said...

amazing close-ups!

Jan n Jer said...

Love them

Carole M. said...

so handsome both these birds; what a treat to see them for real. Your photos are always captivating Brian; might you have taken either using a tripod at all? Everything seems perfect in your photographs; pat on the back! You inspire.

Marc Heath said...

Top shots Brian, the colours on these birds are beautiful.

Deb said...

beautiful shots...two of my favorite birds..

Leenie said...

Neither of those beauties live in my neighborhood. Thanks for the up close and detailed look at them. Nice work!

Sometime you'll have to tell me about the camera and lens you use to get such tight shots. Do you use a tripod or do you just have a steady hand and vibration reduction?

eileeninmd said...

Brian, gorgeous shots of both the Cardinal and Bluejay!

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

cardinal is my favorite. nice! ( :

Amy Burzese said...

Excellent! The snow on his beak is perfect.

MTWaggin said...

Stunning birds and the clarity of your shots is just wonderful. I love seeing the detail of birds that we all see as more "common".

Kerri said...

Awesome captures!

Debbie said...

stunning!!

Daniel LaFrance said...

Stunning... absolutely!

Sir Thomas of Sorbie said...

wow what great shots!

Rebecca said...

Wonderful photos! I think at times I take these common birds for granted... It's good to see such a great photo to remind me just how beautiful they are and how fortunate I am to have them as year round residents.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Lovely red cardinal against the gold background. And I love the little bit of snow on the blue jays bill.

Shey said...

Aptly titled and such gorgeous shots! Love the birds' color contrast against the snow.

Hanne Bente said...

WAU - where some great pictures you show. These beautiful birds we do not have here in Denmark. Wish you a good Sunday :)

Friend of HK said...

Wow! What a treat for me~

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Brian? Once again, stunning images. They're both spectacular. As you posted in my comments about the Black Vulture not being quite as common as the Turkey Vulture, I must say I'm green with envy that you have Blue Jays in your vicinity...here, they're not.

Excellent photos. As always!!

~Hootin' Anni AND Anni @ I'd Rather B Birdin'

Tanya Breese said...

amazing!!

Crafty Gardener said...

two of my favourite birds, gorgeous photos

Andrew said...

Great images Brian, they are both lovely little birds.

Bonnie K said...

I so love your photos. They are so detailed. If I can't have cardinals at least I can look at photos of them.

Joe said...

Love the shot of the Cardinal.

Tammy said...

Excellent close ups Brian! Great job capturing these colorful beauties!!

NatureFootstep said...

great shot / portrait of the reddest bird there is on this planet. :)

Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Both very pretty- great captures!

Faye said...

My goodness! We can even see their eyeliner. I must send your blog link to my cousin in Ohio. She's a great birder and is trying to educate me.

Marie said...

Wonderful photos! Love the vibrant colors of these birds, especially in winter when we need the color in our lives!

barbara l. hale said...

They're fabulous!