A fox sparrow contemplates the glow of late afternoon light during a frigid cold snap in Lane County, Oregon, USA. Photo taken December 2013.


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  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixon9 months ago

    Natures Paintbrush Group
    Beautiful Work

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz479 months ago

    Cold here, colder there, but this pretty bird has more down than most of us, which leads me to say that he has his ups & down…. Assuming the cold doesn’t prevent his flying. The cold has affected her brain, you say. Okay. Anyway, he is one pretty, frosty, feathered fellow, & this is a glorious shot, Ken Hoppy Happy Holidays.

  • Muchas gracias, Sheila! I’ve been getting quite a few winter birds from behind my breakfast nook viewing window that looks out over our riparian back yard. I have a feeder placed a few feet from the window, and in good lighting can get some nice shots. The glow on the other side of this bird is sunlight hitting the trees and branches across the stream. The autumn leaves are all gone, otherwise the light bounce would be much richer.

    – Kenneth Haley

  • icesrun
    icesrun9 months ago


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