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Just a fun reminder to those of us in the Northern Hemisphere to set seed out for our feathered friends in the coming weeks and months. Winter is very hard on these little guys … I have no idea how anything so tiny and fragile looking can withstand the ferocity of winter’s snow and ice and cold … but they do. A little help from us is never a bad thing. Many of the guys who regularly visit me love black oiler sunflower seeds and I always try to make sure my feeders are well stocked.

focal distance 300mm.

This image was taken on March 2, 2009 with the Nikon D40x and the 70-300mm vr Nikon lens, UV filter. Shutter speed was 1/800, aperture f/5.6, exp 0.00, iso 200.

“Please Feed The Birds” was taken at the same time as Tree Treasure … and the two images are very similar. But I loved how in this one my little buddy is looking right at me. Plus I was monkeying around with some new textures and a couple of other techniques and kind of liked the results.

Thanks to “Telzy” at Flickr for the texture.

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birds, trees, textures, cardinal, cardinals, red birds, lois bryan, winter

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  • janpiller
    janpillerover 4 years ago

    Awwww!!! How beautiful!!! Merry Christmas Lois!! And happy 2010 to you too! (wish this was my shot!!!!)

  • JAN!!!! Hello, hello, hello!!!! YOU are my Inspiration!!!! I’m SO honored to have you say such a thing … you know how much I adore everything you do!!!!!! YAY!!! You’ve been such a busy girl .. how the heck are ya?? I’ve missed you!!!! Sooo wonderful to see you, sweetie!!!! A Joyous Christmas to you and your loved ones and a Happy, Prosperous and Healthy 2010!!!!! Big sloppy hugzzzz!!!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • richiedean
    richiedeanover 4 years ago

    wow, I think this little guy’s appearance would jolt anyone into action ……… :))

  • Hey Richie!!!!!! AWWW!!! Well, then, I guess my work here is done!!! HAHAHA!!! Thanks for stopping by, dearie!!! Hugzz!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Deborah  Benoit
    Deborah Benoitover 4 years ago

    I always feed the birds with black oil sunflower seeds and suet. Lovely work!!

  • Hiii Deborah!!! Good girl!!!! Yes, they do love the suet, too, don’t they!!!! I find they especially love the peanut flavored kind … I swear, I’ve seen woodpeckers come to a screaching, braking halt in mid air when they’ve flown past newly stocked peanut suet cakes!!! LOL!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Edge-of-dreams
    Edge-of-dreamsover 4 years ago

    Really really beautiful Lois !!

  • Thank you so much, Mia!!!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Edyta Magdalena Pelc
    Edyta Magdalen...over 4 years ago

    such a wonderful work and so lovely model! Awesome!

  • Thank you, Edyta .. they truly are such beautiful little guys!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Karen  Moore
    Karen Mooreover 4 years ago

    Lois I really thought that birds fly south for the winter. Our winter in Florida is so mild and the birds we have in the winter are ten times more then the summer month, I always set bird seed out for them, I can go through a 5 pound bag of seed in 3 days. I really thought all sorts of birds would never stand the cold so just assumed that you guys in the states where there was snow had no birds at all. Guess dummy me, Oh by the way I love your cardinal! As always your work is amazing!!! I love your choice of background here, the red color stands out so well against the golden brown !! Beautiful !!!.

  • Hi Karen!!!! Don’t feel bad … I honestly don’t know how they do it. Seriously. But they do. We have these particular guys all year round. And believe it or not, as cold as it’s been, and we’ve had one snow and have another on its way this weekend, I actually saw a blue bird (not a blue jay which is much larger and heartier) today!!! The bluebird does go south … but I think some hang around. And they don’t eat seeds … berries and bugs!!! Not a clue how they do it!!! We also have chickadees and juncos and sparrows and finches and several others that are frequent feeder visitors here.

    – Lois Bryan

  • Sean Jansen
    Sean Jansenover 4 years ago

    Lovely and beautiful immage as usual Lois. Love the vibrance of this bird against the background !! Looks stunning : ))

  • Sean, thank you … I liked the contrast in tones and color in this one too!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Kay Kempton Raade
    Kay Kempton Raadeover 4 years ago

    What a perfect texture!! Love the contrasts.

  • Kay thank you … I really liked this texture too.

    – Lois Bryan

  • DottieDees
    DottieDeesover 4 years ago

    I love the Lois! The texture is perfect and I like that he is looking at you too! What a great reminder for everyone also!

  • Thanks sweetie … I thought it was appropriate as a lot of us in the midwest and east may well be socked in with a nice winter storm starting tomorrow night, lol. Figured it was the least I could do for all the joy they give me!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaover 4 years ago

    outstanding,

  • Hi Scott!!! Thank you!!!

    – Lois Bryan

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