Voices in the Sky

  • Posted Feb. 23, 2010 by Marsha Viewed 4979 times
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Spent weekend before last at my brother??s house near Kansas City. Was delighted to see the birds coming to feed on their deck and much enjoyed shooting them. Had some help keeping an eye out and identifying them from my sister-in-law??s father. Thanks for all your help, Pappy!

Bluebird, flying high
Tell me what you sing
If you could talk to me
What news would you bring
Of voices in the sky [youtube.com]….

Below: Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus)

American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)

Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) - male

Canada Goose (Branta Canadensis)
This shot taken at Wyandotte County Lake.

Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) - female
Notice feathers ruffling in the wind….enlarge me ;)

Bird on right is a cardinal - not sure of his friend on the left.

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      2010.06.12 Edited

      Fascinating collection! And the unidentified bird in the last seems like the humble house-sparrow from the back.

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      2010.02.27 Edited

      Excellent series. I like #5 the most, struggling with the weather – that Cardinal looks heroically in some way.

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      2010.02.27 Edited

      Outstanding shots - amazing colour, great detail, and pleasing to the eye!
      Very well done - fantastic captures!

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      2010.02.26 Edited

      Gosh the Cardinals are just beautiful! I wish we had them in Colorado. The little bird on the left in your last shot could be a Lark Sparrow, or an English Sparrow hard to tell without seeing its face . Hope you are having fun??? WOOO-HOOO

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      2010.02.25 Edited

      These are just wonderful! Larry and I both adore cardinals - and these shots are incredible. Good goin', Marsha!

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      2010.02.24 Edited

      wow marsha
      this is sooo superb!
      I've no words!
      and I dont know which one should I favorite!:)

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      2010.02.24 Edited

      FANTASTIC!!! My mom is always running upstairs yelling for me to come down to take shots the cardinals and by the time I get downstairs they fly away. I really really appreciate this set and all it's beauty. Each one is SUPERB...especially love #1, 5, and 7...BRAVOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      2010.02.24 Edited

      Great set Marsha , did you shoot this at the back of a glass window? i see some grains on the images..but it did turn out exceptionally well ! i like the last shot with the 2 subjects side by side..well done!
      best regards ,
      rob

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      2010.02.24 Edited

      they are splendid Marsha - all, these colorfull are so pretty, but you know i'm a little .....and the most i like the 2nd and the 4th.the 2nd especially - I like silhettes of branches and birds.this picture is very pretty!

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      2010.02.24 Edited

      I like them all Marsha, as usual, you present us here a collection of different and beautiful pictures. I like even the shot of the woodpecker, as long as he doesn't make a hole in my screan! :))

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      2010.02.24 Edited

      These are great captures!!! I love them all, especially the cardinals!!

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      2010.02.24 Edited

      Gorgeous shots! I love female cardinal so much! She so cute!!!

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      2010.02.24 Edited

      Marsha, this is a wonderful set of pictures. All gorgeous, especially the female Cardinal.

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      Tom
      2010.02.24 Edited

      Oh Wow!! Very cool that they were that close, fantastic set

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      2010.02.24 Edited

      Extraordinary patience that really pays off. These are charming. Bravo to "Pappy" - the only birds I can recognise come on a plastic tray at the supermarket.

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      2010.02.24 Edited

      Outstanding captures! Love them all especially the last my fav:-))

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      2010.02.24 Edited

      I like them all except #1. That woodpecker variety make large holes in two houses we used to live in that had some cedar siding. They REALLY are agressive, but that's a nice photo of this one!