Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Wordless Wednesday #80~ Female Cardinal @ -20°F Windchill

Taken with Canon Power Shot SX260HS 20X lense
through glass door
Our state bird in KY.
Taken January 6 with temperture about -4F and windchill of -20F.  
Notice how feathers are  "puffed or fluffed" to trap their body heat.

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Gimp: Filter, Enhance, Unsharp Mask
 Gimp: Filter, Enhance, Unsharp Mask
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  1. Lovely captures, she's a beauty!

  2. No wonder she's all puffed up. Beautiful beautiful bird and lovely processing work. I need to look into some of those programs.

  3. We get a lot of cardinals in the non-winter months around here. Not so many now.

  4. She is grogeous! Great shots! Teresa from

  5. WOW! Great capture! We don't see many of those birds around my house....or at least I haven't seen them. Here is to hoping for warmer temps for you :)

  6. Really lovely close up shots, the Cardinal, is one of my fav. American birds, hope we don't get your temps over here in the UK.
    aLL the best Gordon.

  7. Such a pretty girl. Don't you wonder how they stay warm in these cold temps.

  8. Love these cute little ladies. I think I prefer them to the showier males.

  9. Pretty shots of the Cardinals..Have a happy weekend!

  10. Great feather detail! The female cardinals are one of my favorites.

  11. These are fantastic shots! We have a couple of cardinal families on our property and love to watch them at our feeders.


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