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Friday, September 25, 2015

The Birds

I almost captured
House Finch or Summer Tanager?
I need more practice!

17 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Hello Gail, it looks more like a tanager. The house finch would not be as colorful. Great sighting. Happy Friday, have a great weekend!

gld said...

I think it is too red for the finch. I have never seen a summer tanager. It is a beautiful bird.

Lynne said...

Isn't it fun to see that flash of red amongst the leaves and trees . . .
I think it is a Scarlet Tanager too!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

You need a telephoto lens.
Here a read bird would mostly likely be a cardinal.

Sandra said...

did you have the long lens on and on full zoom? looks like the short lens.. it would be a cardinal here, but not sure what it is. love the trees

Karen S. said...

Wonderful try, shows off the beautiful greenery. At my first glance I thought she caught herself a cardinal....but whatever it is, fine day to be out and about shooting.

Karen S. said...

Shooting, with your camera! Hehehehe!

Sandy said...

Nice pictures Gail, love the green tree leaves, and the red bird.

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

I would bet on it being a (Scarlet) Tanager, because of the vivid colours. We have them here, though they are very elusive.

Great captures! This is a safe way to "shoot" birds!

TexWisGirl said...

tanager, i'm guessing!

Jo said...

Hi Gail, I don't know birds in your country, but I loved seeing the huge trees and green foliage. I'm glad to see Sandra follows your blog; she's a good photographer and helps me with the technical side. Blessings, Jo

Susan Kane said...

A flash of red in the trees would delight the soul!

Far Side of Fifty said...

I bet it is a Scarlet Tananger...they are beautiful birds...they like Oranges here in the spring:)

LindaG said...

I agree. Tanager. A female cardinal would be browner. I think you did great, Gail. :-)
Hope you all have a blessed weekend! ♥

Linda Kay said...

Hi,Gail....it is always hard for me to capture birds or insects that move too quickly. Have a wonderful weekend.

Lowcarb team member said...

Not easy to capture birds, but it does make a great splash of colour amongst the trees

All the best Jan

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

I don't know what type of bird it is but it looks so cute. Sticks out like a sore thumb with those bright red feathers! No camouflage for this little one :)

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