Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Pretty Boy

Northern Cardinal
Male Northern Cardinal. That red is straight out of the camera. Large here.


E-6 said...

Nice. Excellent example of complimentary colors.

Tom Hilton said...

Beautiful. Great color, nice DOF.

Generik said...

Yes. What E and Tom said. Love those birds.

ahab said...

I think he hangs out in the greenest shrubs and trees intentionally for the complementary effect.

On a nature walk I took recently on the topic of tracking animals in winter, we came across the scattered feathers of one of these guys. Got by a hawk. It can't be easy to be so bright and plump and delicious-looking and yet sooo slooow on the wing. No wonder they're so jumpy and paranoid.