Up On the Roof by AuntDot

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Canon PowerShot SX260 HS; 1/60s, f/6.8, ISO 800, focal length 90.0mm
For some reason, this reminded me of the song “Up On the Roof” by the Drifters (1962), hence my title.

This male cardinal found a low roof on which to perch and eat his meal. Taken in Dunnellon, Florida, U.S.A.


red, red bird, cardinal, male cardinal, roof, nature, bird

Having lived most of my life in the northeast U.S., I am enjoying retired life in sunny Florida. I enjoy photographing many different kinds of things, but especially flowers and animals, including the beautiful birds found here in Florida. I am currently using a Canon EOS Rebel XSi/450D camera, a Canon 55-250 mm telescopic zoom lens, and a Sony P10 Cyber-shot digital camera. My newest acquisition is a Canon PowerShot SX260 HS, a point and shoot which I will be carrying in my purse.

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  • AuntDot
    AuntDotover 1 year ago

  • Monnie Ryan
    Monnie Ryanover 1 year ago

    Here’s lookin’ at you, kid – well done!!

  • Thanks Monnie. I’ve added the Youtube video that inspired my title for this.

    – AuntDot

  • lynn carter
    lynn carterover 1 year ago

    great colouring xx

  • Thanks so much, Lynn!

    – AuntDot

  • Karen  Betts
    Karen Bettsover 1 year ago

    Accepted 1.6.13 @ 6pm

  • Thanks Karen!

    – AuntDot

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotover 1 year ago

  • Sherri     Nicholas
    Sherri Nic...over 1 year ago

    Hi Dot, what a little sweetie, he is so cute…oh by the way sorry I called Daisy a boy, she doesn’t even look like a boy she is so beautiful..
    have a nice weekend Dot

  • Thanks so much, Sherri. Daisy doesn’t mind a bit…people on our walks always say “he” too. Guess I should put a big pink bow on top of her head. LOL

    – AuntDot

  • Sherri     Nicholas
    Sherri Nic...over 1 year ago

    Hi again I had to listen to the song, was cool song…had a little singing her..how cool

  • Glad you took time to listen! Have a great weekend, Sherri!

    – AuntDot

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 1 year ago

    Very nice capture Dot

  • Thank you, Larry!

    – AuntDot

  • seeya
    seeyaover 1 year ago

    Dot, I love the composition; the angles of the roof and siding and then that wonderful explosion of the red cardinal. A realy great image:) Sandy

  • Thanks for your great comment, Sandy! Much appreciated!

    – AuntDot

  • Poete100
    Poete100over 1 year ago

    Such a cutie…Cardinals are my favorite wild birds! fav.

  • Many thanks! They usually hide in the trees or fly by so fast that I can’t capture them. I was glad to see this one out in the open on that little roof!

    – AuntDot

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