Friday, January 30, 2009

Red, White and Blue



Camera Critters

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I don’t expect to see Bluebirds in the winter, so imagine my surprise when I found a whole posse of them in a park in Red Wing, Minnesota.


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So bright! I figured their colors would dull for the winter like Goldfinches do.


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I think they look beautiful against the snow! What a fun surprise. :)

42 comments:

  1. Lisa, once again you capture the beautiful side of nature. And if you built this lighthouse yourself, I am more than impressed. It sure does a nice job on the items you photographed too. Will you make me one and send it Fed Ex to Memphis please?

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  2. love those pictures. I had a blue bird that came every morning to my backyard and I haven't seen him since it has gotten so cold. Just the geese.

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  3. WOW! Those bluebirds are so pretty .... with the red berries and the snow and all! Perfection...as usual!! :)

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  4. Oh my gosh they are so pretty, i don't get to see them that much around here even in the summer time

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  5. Oh, those are so pretty!
    I doubt I have seen them ever before.
    Lovely shots!

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  6. Bluebirds are the sweetest of the sweet. Great gets!

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  7. Wow, his breast feathers are the same color as the wood chips. He blends right in - nature's camouflage! :) I am bluebird-deprived. I've never, ever seen one in real life. But I've seen eagles!

    My Mobile Adventures *~*~* presents - Eagles from the Florida Gulf Coast

    Tink *~*~*

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  8. I wonder if their color is influenced by what they are eating. They are indeed a breath of spring in winter!!

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  9. I am amazed how you are able to capture the beauty that the Creator made on His canvas. Just beautiful, LISA, really. Keep up the good work.

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  10. Oh WOW...I love bluebirds and I have never seen one in person...

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  11. Oh! I think the contrast is lovely!! Beautiful pictures!!!

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  12. Beautiful Lisa!

    I've seen LOTS of Bluebirds this winter. I saw three together in the same tree just this morning.
    They are one of my most favorite birds!

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  13. What a wonderful surprise. We do not have any of them where we live.
    Have a great week
    Grammy
    Missouri, Usa

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  14. Oh wow! Such great pictures. Beautiful birds. A bluebird posse, haha.

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  15. Sometimes they stick around if theyc an find enought o eat.

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  16. What great pictures. They are pretty againt the snowy background.

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  17. Nice to see some color this time of year!

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  18. Wow, they are beautiful! Great captures.

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  19. what a pretty and gorgeous series of pictures! awesome. Check out my camera critters here and thanks for leaving a comment.

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  20. I'm amazed they stayed in Minnesota for the winter! I guess they figured there's enough food there to survive till spring.

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  21. Beautiful, love the red berries.

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  22. Wow! These are wonderful. Not only are they a beautiful bird, but they have soulful eyes.

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  23. [...] I don’t expect to see Bluebirds in the winter, so imagine my surprise when I found a whole posse of them in a park in Red Wing, Minnesota. So.$anchor_text[$anchor_choice] [...]

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  24. I love the way the color intensifies with each picture. What a dose of spring to come, Lisa. Thanks.

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  25. They are beautiful! Love the blue color. I too had no idea that bluebirds would be around in the winter!

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  26. These are fantastic shots Lisa. Great capture and have a wonderful weekend.

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  27. I spotted a few of those guys today myself! It suddenly warmed up to near 60 today -- freakish, I know -- and I noticed a lot more animal activity around Casa Mojo than I've seen in a while.

    Great captures on these. The detail is marvelous! And the colors? Well that goes with out saying.

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  28. Wow, the colours are vibrant.

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  29. OOHH they are so so cute!!! And one of these times we will have to meet somewhere. Some of my relatives are buried in Red Wing!!

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  30. These are gorgeous! I swear ... you could sell them to be on Christmas cards or something! LOVE THEM!

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  31. I saw two bluebirds behind our house a few weeks ago when it was cold. I just caught a glimpse out the window and wasn't sure of what I saw. Instead of grabbing the binoculars, I grabbed my camera, zoomed in, and snapped a few shots from the back door before they noticed me and flew away. I had to upload the photos and zoom in more to be sure, but they were bluebirds all right. I think they are the first bluebirds I've spotted in Kansas. We've seen them in Oklahoma, and I've seen plenty of other birds here, but I've never seen bluebirds here before. We have been here 18 years, and it isn't because I haven't looked.

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  32. I so love your eye and all your captures.
    I finally got a camera! Nikon D40 with the larger lens.
    I hope to learn and work on new skills.
    I will be keeping up with you.
    I find you so inspiring.
    Love TJ

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  33. I love these. Recently, when I was visiting the East Coast, I tried to get a picture of a cardinal in a tree, but it was too far away for my lens. It just blended in with the tree.

    Yours are great.................Thanks for sharing.

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  34. You NEVER cease to amaze me with your photographs ... and I'm slowly beginning to notice more 'critters' in my surroundings too. I love these 4 photos ... the birds and the berries are beautiful against the snow.
    Hugs and blessings,

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