Nikon D300 ~ 18-200mm Nikkor Lens
f11 ~ 1/250s ~ ISO 800
Taken near Plymouthtown, Massachusetts (US)
Cardinalidae, Red male Cardinal

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We visited a marvelous park and walking path through the forest. If one stood very still with seed in hand, the chickadee, nuthatches and even a titmouse would light on your hand, grab a seed or two and fly away. The cardinal, however, were just too timid. They stayed close in case a seed or two fell, but I could never get them to come to me. I suspect this may have been a young male, as he was still showing a lot of gray in his feathers. It is the most amazing feeling when those little claws light on your hand and you know you are holding a tiny wild creature! I could have stood there forever….well…. or until it got really cold! LOL!!


  • Thomas Eggert
    Thomas Eggertalmost 2 years ago

    Beautiful capture Teresa :-)

  • Thank you so much Thomas

    – TeresaB

  • Berns
    Bernsalmost 2 years ago

    What a beauty!

  • Thank bunches Berns

    – TeresaB

  • Elaine Game
    Elaine Gamealmost 2 years ago

    Oh I just adore these little birds , wish we had them here , they are so pretty… wonderful photo and love the title

  • Thank you so much Laney. I had to go to Cape Cod to find them. We don’t have them here either, and I sure wish we did.

    – TeresaB

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppalmost 2 years ago

    Nicely perched in living color Teresa.

  • Thanks so very much Larry

    – TeresaB

  • Mark Hughes
    Mark Hughesalmost 2 years ago

    Lovely shot Teresa.

  • Thanks so very much Mark

    – TeresaB

  • LisaMM
    LisaMMalmost 2 years ago

    gorgeous pic

  • Thank you so much Lisa

    – TeresaB

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...almost 2 years ago

    5 January 2013 – 1 image per 24hrs

  • tori yule
    tori yulealmost 2 years ago

    Please join me in congratulating, Terri Maddock,
    as Vavooms Vibe of the Week.

    Congratulations! Beautiful capture, Teresa
    View your feature here and celebrate the
    wonderful and diverse artwork of your co-creators

    Jan 2013

  • Thank you so very much Tori!! I’m delighted, and I greatly appreciate the feature!!

    – TeresaB

  • ctheworld
    ctheworldalmost 2 years ago

    01/10/2013 -

  • Thank you so very much Arlane!! I’m delighted, and I greatly appreciate the feature!!

    – TeresaB

  • Karen E Camilleri
    Karen E Camillerialmost 2 years ago

    a gorgeous little chap, well captured Teresa !!

  • Thank you so much Karen

    – TeresaB

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