I thought this fluffed up Northern cardinal looked like a little red bubble decorating the limb of this tree. He was deep in contemplation as I snapped away at his cute little puffy self. Taken in southern Louisiana with a Nikon D4; Nikkor 500mm lens with Nikkor 1.4 Teleconverter; f/8; 1/125s; ISO 400.


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  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...over 1 year ago

    12 January 2013 – 1 image per 24hrs

  • Krys Bailey
    Krys Baileyover 1 year ago

    He definitely is bubble-shaped, Bonnie! All puffed up and cuddly! Gorgeous fella – gorgeous pic! ;o)

  • Thank you, Krys!

    – Bonnie T. Barry

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotover 1 year ago

    So cute! Great name!

  • Thank you, Dot!

    – Bonnie T. Barry

  • Maria Dryfhout
    Maria Dryfhoutover 1 year ago

    What a fat and fluffy fowl! Such brilliance too!

  • Thank you, Maria! (Love your alliteration!)

    – Bonnie T. Barry

  • swaby
    swabyover 1 year ago

    LOL! Great title Bonnie and such a perfect capture! Hes a beauty!

  • Thanks so much, Swaby!

    – Bonnie T. Barry

  • Lori Peters
    Lori Petersover 1 year ago

    We had so many pretty birds like this in MO where I grew up. I miss them. This is a beautiful portrait of pretty bird.

  • Thank you, Lori; wish I could send one your way!

    – Bonnie T. Barry

  • Jan Stead JEMproductions
    Jan Stead JEMp...over 1 year ago

    what a great name for an absolutely gorgeous little fellow….I always love all your extraordinary photos. But my absolute favourites have to be the gorgeous Cardinals!! And he is a little gem… ❤
    Stunning work, as always Bonnie.

  • Thank you, Jan; you are such an encouragement to a soul!

    – Bonnie T. Barry

  • Barry Norton
    Barry Nortonover 1 year ago

    Aww cute Bonnie, beautiful capture, a fav

  • Thank you, Barry!

    – Bonnie T. Barry

  • Sandy Stewart
    Sandy Stewartover 1 year ago

    Beautiful shot of a Cardinal all fluffed up on a natural perch. The soft pinky shade of the background nicely compliments the red of the Cardinal. Wonderful detailing of the Cardinal. Great work Bonnie! : )

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