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Featured in Canada…”The Great White North” on February 2nd, 2009

On a frigid winter day this bright red cardinal certainly stood out against the snow. Especially since he insisted on hanging around long enough for an entire photo shoot. He was hoping for some seed I guess. (and yes he was rewarded).

This image was captured in Lynde Shores Conservation Area in Whitby, Ontario, Canada.

Taken with a Canon Rebel XS ising a 55-200mm lens.

This image was in the top 10 in the “Red and White” Challenge in Canada…“The Great White North” , and as such was featured both in that group and briefly on the RedBubble frontpage on February 2, 2009.

The Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) or Redbird is a North American bird in the cardinal family. It is found from southern Canada through the eastern United States from Maine to Texas and south through Mexico to northern Guatemala and Belize. It can also be found on the Big Island of Hawaii. It is found in woodlands, gardens, shrublands, and swamps.

The Northern Cardinal is a mid-sized songbird with a body length of 21–23 centimeters (8.3–9 in). It has a distinctive crest on the head and a mask on the face which is black in the male and gray in the female. It displays sexual dimorphism in its coloration; the male is a vibrant red, while the female is a dull red-brown shade. The Northern Cardinal is mainly granivorous, but also feeds on insects and fruit. The male behaves territorially, marking out his territory with song. During courtship, the male feeds seed to the female beak-to-beak. A clutch of three to four eggs is laid, and two to four clutches are produced each year. It was once prized as a pet, but its sale as cage birds is now banned in the United States by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918.

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alyce taylor, bird, nature, northern cardinal, snow, songbird, wildlife, winter

I am an amateur photographer living in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada.

I enjoy photographing the wonders of the world around me; whether that means capturing images of animals and wildlife, scenic natural landscapes, or man-made wonders.

I travel all over Canada in pursuit of this passion and my dream is to one day be able to do this full-time.

Thank you for your interest in my work,
Alyce Taylor

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Comments

  • Gramia97
    Gramia97over 5 years ago

    congratulations on the home page feature

  • Thank you!

    – Alyce Taylor

  • robarmstrong
    robarmstrongover 5 years ago

    Beautiful shot! Congratulations Alyce! :-)

  • Thank you!

    – Alyce Taylor

  • Iani
    Ianiover 5 years ago

    Stunning image

  • Thank you!

    – Alyce Taylor

  • Bellavista2
    Bellavista2over 5 years ago

    Gorgoues! And Congratulations on the Homepage Feature:):)

  • Thank you…I only wish I saw it!

    – Alyce Taylor

  • Wendi Donaldson
    Wendi Donaldsonover 5 years ago

    Beautiful image…Congratulations on your Home Page feature!

  • Thank you Wendi!

    – Alyce Taylor

  • Maria Murphy
    Maria Murphyover 5 years ago

    AWESOME !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Thank you!

    – Alyce Taylor

  • Elaine  Manley
    Elaine Manleyover 5 years ago

    fantastic shot ! congrats !

  • Thank you!

    – Alyce Taylor

  • Sue Jaeschke
    Sue Jaeschkeover 5 years ago

    Congrats on the home page feature… :)

  • Thank you!

    – Alyce Taylor

  • BigD
    BigDover 5 years ago

    Congratulations on making home page.

  • Thank you!

    – Alyce Taylor

  • babybird1937
    babybird1937over 5 years ago

    Beautiful shot………Congratulations!!!!

  • Thank you!

    – Alyce Taylor

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