Friday, December 3, 2010

Weekend Reflections, Phun Friday, Ruby Tuesday / Hello!

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This cute little bird (Brazilian Red-Capped Cardinal) was quite amused with its reflection in the rim of the tire.
'Iao Valley, Maui, Hawaii
November 12, 2010

39 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Great photo and wha t a pretty bird.

kmoyama said...

Nice shot! The other day I also tried to take pictures of a little bird pecking at her reflection in the review mirror of a car parked in my neighborhood. But I couldn't.

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

What is it they say about being in the right place at the right time? Great capture!

Sylvia K said...

This one is priceless, Carolyn! And I agree -- nothing like being in just the right spot at the right time! And what a beautiful, colorful bird! No wonder he like seeing his reflection! Have a lovely weekend, Carolyn!

Sylvia

fredamans said...

Who knew there is actually an self-absorbed bird in the world. Though he is right in admiring his beauty!

Gine said...

Il s'appelle Narcisse ! Magnifique et amusant !

'Tsuki said...

Stunning capture : the bird is awesome, with this impressive red head, and the composition is stunning : you were lucky indeed, on that one !

Serendipity said...

So cute! I love the red :-)

Malyss said...

Fabulous! funny and beautyful at the same time!

Scott said...

What a super capture. I love that. That would even qualify for Phun Phriday!

Tricia said...

Oh my goodness, isn't that adorable... & beautiful, too! He's fascinated by himself... I'm shocked he didn't fly away! heheheee

I've heard about those filters, but didn't know that's how you got that shot! Thanks so much for answering me back, I appreciate it...

RuneE said...

"Oh, what a beak!" :-)

Kim, USA said...

Oh my I love this one. This is so cute!
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Sistertex said...

Oh...look at him admiring himself. Very cool capture. Love woodpeckers. Wonderful work! Happy Holidays to you and yours, enjoy the weekend!

fini said...

the bird is curious, I guess :D what a lovely capture!!

Lesley said...

he seems to be critiquing himself! this is priceless.

Rick said...

What a cool bird - almost a red-headed blue jay ! Great capture Carolyn !

James said...

What a great shot!

Eng said...

i love it!!!

funny and beautifully framed.

MARGARET GOSDEN 2 said...

Great capture - distracted, indeed!

SeaThreePeeO said...

LOL! was he admirung himself or sizing up his competator?

twobarkingdogs said...

superb photo! at first I thought it was a crazy woodpecker .. i have one that likes to peck his brains out on the chimney cap!

Lyndsey said...

How funny...I love it!

Francisca said...

That's too funny, Carolyn! Who'd think a bird is vain? We have this bird here who keeps coming back to flutter on the windshield of our car, and I think it too is enamored with itself... haven't been ablt to capture it, though, it's too dark in the garage, even if it is an open one... :-D

chubskulit said...

Great shot!

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DeLi said...

but of course! she's too beautiful, no surprise to be a lil' narcistically-inclined :D

Trish ~ ♥ ~ said...

what a beauty, I've not seen one before. Thanks for sharing with us.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

What a gorgeous bird! He has good reason to admire his reflection!

Luna Miranda said...

an amazing shot! the bird is admiring himself-he's gorgeous!:p

Shinade said...

That is definitely a keeper. what a great shot and lovely bird. I love how you were able to capture the reflection...great shot!!:-)

Ralph said...

I like cardinals, and am used to seeing the entire male in its scarlet plumage. The red on top is beautiful with the gray colors below. He just knows hog he looks, and his high opinion of his good looks is for all to see, including him in that bumper...

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

That is a unique shot!!

Miss Kodee said...

What an amazing reflection photo and a stunning bird.

Maria @ LSS said...

Great capture. It's the perfect red.

Happy Ruby Tuesday.

Mine's here.

Linnea said...

So funny and cute! It's in love with its own reflection!

lina@women's perspectives said...

Love your photo so much...

Susan L (lily40au) said...

He's gorgeous ... but what a narcissistic. Girl or boy? I wonder.
My Ruby Redness

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Incredible!!! Now you have me wishing they'd have these birds in Texas!!!


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Auntie E said...

Great shot...
Ruby Tuesday-shopping time.