A Spot Of Color

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Lois  Bryan

Joined August 2008

Sizing Information

Small 12.0" x 8.0"
Medium 17.9" x 12.0"
Large 23.9" x 16.0"
X large 29.9" x 20.0"

Features

  • Superior quality silver halide prints
  • Archival quality Kodak Endura paper
  • Lustre: Professional photo paper with a fine grain pebble texture
  • Metallic: Glossy finish and metallic appearance to create images with exceptional visual interest and depth

Artist's Description

Featured in Songbirds of North America November 13, 2011.
Featured in Bubblers’ Weekly Challenge group July 20, 2009.
Third Place in the “Fiery RedHeads” challenge in _Bubblers’ Weekly Challenge July 20, 2009.
Featured in Safe Haven February 10, 2009.

We had a little snow here in Maryland last week, and I was so hoping some of my Cardinal buddies would come visit the feeders!!! Here’s one of the males … giving me “the look” that says “Hope she filled the feeders!”

Image taken on February 2, 2009 with the Nikon D40x, using the 70-300mm VR lens.

“Cardinalidae

Male Northern Cardinal
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Suborder: Passeri
Family: Cardinalidae
Genera
Periporphyrus
Saltator
Caryothraustes
Parkerthraustes
Rhodothraupis
Cardinalis
Pheucticus
Cyanocompsa
Passerina
Spiza
The Cardinals or Cardinalidae are a family of passerine birds found in North and South America. The South American cardinals in the genus Paroaria are placed in another family, the Thraupidae (previously placed in Emberizidae).
These are robust, seed-eating birds, with strong bills. The family ranges in size from the 12-cm, 11.5-gram Orange-breasted Bunting to the 25-cm, 85-gram Black-headed Saltator[verification needed]. They are typically associated with open woodland. The sexes usually have distinctive appearances; the family is named for the red plumage (colored cardinal like the color of a Catholic cardinal’s vestments) of males of the type species, the Northern Cardinal.
The “buntings” in this family are sometimes generically known as “tropical buntings” (though not all live in the tropics) or “North American buntings” (though there are other buntings in North America) to distinguish them from the true buntings. Likewise the grosbeaks in this family are sometimes called “cardinal-grosbeaks” to distinguish them from other grosbeaks. The name “cardinal-grosbeak” can also apply to this family as a whole.
Most species are rated by the IUCN as least concern, though some are near threatened."

info courtesy of Wikipedia

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