Monday, February 20, 2012

Ruby Tuesday

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 These first two captures are the same bird, just a frame apart in the camera.  I was shooting a Nikon D7000 with a Tamron 70-200mm f2.8 lens at about 1/320 sec.  Just another morning at the bird feeder.

A few minutes later I was able to capture this landing.  At one time, there were eight male Cardinals  within 30 feet of this feeder.  Several were in the trees beyond.  There were several females as well, since they tend to feed in pairs.


  1. Great action shots here. I love them. Birds on the move are very hard to capture.

    Have a terrific day. :)

  2. It's amazing how well the airplane (aeroplane in UK :) follows the principles of lift and flight the birds, like the cardinal does. The shape of the wing on the avian changes, moving up to lessen the lift (like adding more flaps). And the legs deploy as does the landing gear, dropping to decrease more lift before landing. Amazing captures, the principle of lift is a natural occurrence. Nice!

  3. SWEEEEET !!

    You did an awesome job, capturing the most beautiful of all birds, I think.

  4. Gorgeous!

    Please come by when you get a chance and see my Rubies, have a great week.

  5. That 2nd image down takes my breath away!!! Stunning, simply stunning.

    My Tuesday Link: MARDI GRAS 'FAT TUESDAY' Come on over and enjoy the celebration if you can.

  6. The wing action of these cardinals is such a delight! Very clever photography!

  7. Male Cardinals are our most colorful bird and fortunately are frequent visitors to our feeders. I spend a lot of time watching our feeders. I need to take more photos of them. Nice these.

  8. Love cardinals!Such a lovely bird:)

    Visiting from Rt2- hope you can stop by:)

  9. My favorite beautiful! Great shots