Monday, November 8, 2010

Coquette

Coquette

6 comments:

Savannah said...

Awhh... coy little tart...

Tom Hilton said...

Really nice. Love the color and the DOF.

ahab said...

Thanks. Sometimes, as here, the camera's view makes me think about the bird's world and his perspective on it.

Savannah, this guy definitely either loves me or hates me.

Generik said...

Is that a cardinal? I really like cardinals (the real ones... the baseball and football ones, not so much). I remember seeing some all-red cardinals in Hawaii that were so bright red and beautiful they made you smile just looking at them.

Great shot, nice DOF!

ahab said...

Yes, it's a male Northern Cardinal. He's an absolutely gorgeous bird, as is his earthy-subtly-psychedelic-toned mate. Looks like this guy's recently molted into a glorious fresh coat, as he does twice annually.

Ever hear the Bill Calahan (Smog) song, "Blood Red Bird"? That's him:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxDTs7kE5VA

Donna said...

beautiful.