Male pyrrhuloxia

Related to the cardinal and grosbeak – the male is simply a gorgeous bird. Photographed in the lower Rio Grande valley, Texas.

July 9, 2010: favorited by 33 people, 298 views.

Canon EOS 50D, 500 mm lens
f5.6 at 1/750


bird, texas, pyrrhuloxia


  • canonman99
    canonman99about 4 years ago

    excellent crisp, detailed image

  • thank you!

    – bettywiley

  • Brenda Dow
    Brenda Dowabout 4 years ago

    Oh my goodness….. what a great capture…. I love this little guy…. Perfectly captured, great POV, DOF and the colors are spectacular…… I like it…..LOL…. I bet you could tell!!!!

  • Thank you Brenda – they are cool birds – I had never seen these before until my trip and I was so happy when this guy landed on the bush near me!

    – bettywiley

  • dinghysailor1
    dinghysailor1about 4 years ago


  • thank you so much for stopping by and for leaving such a nice comment!

    – bettywiley

  • lianne
    lianneabout 4 years ago

    Oh Betty I swear – every time I look at ANYTHING you do, I know I’m looking at a work of art and this is definitely no exception. What an extraordinary image – so perfect in detail and focus. Just stunning!

  • Thank you Lianne – your comments always put such a big smile on my face! I love photographing birds, can you tell? More to come…

    – bettywiley

  • JennyMac
    JennyMacabout 4 years ago

    Fantastic… love the clarity and the dof… awesome! : ))

  • thank you Jenny!

    – bettywiley

  • Lois  Bryan
    Lois Bryanabout 4 years ago

    what a beautiful little creature .. and great, great image!!!!

  • thanks so much Lois!

    – bettywiley

  • NautilusBlue
    NautilusBlueabout 4 years ago

    Gorgeous capture Betty :)

  • thank you – I really appreciate the nice compliment!

    – bettywiley

  • lorilee
    lorileeabout 4 years ago

    Wow – - – he’s beautiful!!!! A fabulous capture!!!

  • thank you Lorilee!

    – bettywiley

  • Vickie Emms
    Vickie Emmsabout 4 years ago

    what a stunning capture and bird,,,,,,,,,,gorgeous

  • I appreciate your wonderful compliment – thank you!

    – bettywiley

  • janpiller
    janpillerabout 4 years ago

    Wow!!!!!!! I’m so jealous……… turning greener by the minute….. envy is taking over……Dang you’re good girl!!

  • thank you Jan! You really made me smile – what a nice compliment!

    – bettywiley

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