Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Close Encounter..


There he sat, only 6 feet from my face, the close encounter with this cardinal had me holding my breath and when I breathed out he flew.

this is continued from yesterday post.. Yes We got Bananas


The cardinals are wary of us and I have never been this close to one.


He turned his back on me, just like Baby Girl.


He smiled at me... I know he did...

If you need a Good Laugh... Pop over to the 7MSN Ranch today. Bob and I rolled on the floor with laughter, plus we learned something we did not know.


32 comments:

DeniseinVA said...

My goodness Sandra, what lovely company and you got some great photos.

Kathy said...

Well, I'm glad it was something good. Yes, it is indeed rare to get this close to one!

Catherine said...

That is indeed a smile - such a colorful beautiful bird! Excellent capture Sandra.
xo Catherine

Jo said...

OMW That's up close and personal for sure! Great, great shots. Thanks for sharing with us.

Blackberry Lane said...

Great photos of the Cardinal. These would make beautiful note cards.

TexWisGirl said...

and here you had made fun of him for his all day serenade... :)

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

oh great takes Sandra. I am jealous. I see one of those ones a year if I am lucky.

SweetMarie said...

WOW, Wow, Wow! He's gorgeous! These are fantastic! I've never been that close to a cardinal either.

Ginny said...

I see him looking at you...he is the rare Vain Cardinal. They stay thin by not eating much and over-preening.

Ginny said...

She would make an awesome car thief!

Chatty Crone said...

I don't think there is any bird prettier than the red cardinal. They are my favorite.

Ann said...

I love cardinals and your shots of this one are great. I'll have to post my cardinal pictures tomorrow. I've had a few in my folder waiting to be posted.

Madi and Mom said...

OH MY WORD AT 1:30 I WAS LOGGING ON TO YOUR BLOG WHEN MY MODEM DIED!!!
KAPUT NO WARNING OTHER THAN IT IS 4 YEARS OLD. I JUST RETURNED FROM AT&T STORE WITH NEW ONE AND SET IT UP
I'M COOKING WITH GAS NOW.
WHAT AN ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS CARDINAL
YOU WERE UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL FOR SURE!!!
LOVE THE COLLAGE!!
HUGS CECILIA

Michaele said...

Wow! You got lucky with those shots! I wish I could get a close up of a woodpecker like this.

Eva Ason said...

These are fantastic pictures, and you got really close

Ela said...

Wow ! What amazing photos of the Cardinal ! Gorgeous bird !

Ela said...

Wow ! What amazing photos of the Cardinal ! Gorgeous bird !

photowannabe said...

That's hilarious. I can just see you and Bob getting a great kick out of the key episode from your friend.
Cardinals are so beautiful. We don't have them here on the West Coast. I saw my first and only one when I visited my aunt in Minnesota many years ago. I love that bird so much I bought a Christmas Cardinal ornament and put it in a place of honor every year.

Muffy's Marks said...

I am so envious of you having a cardinal so close by. I have been waiting for years for even one to show up at my bird feeders.

George said...

I'm glad you had this close encounter with the cardinal. You photos of him are fantastic.

Siddhartha Joshi said...

Lovely shots! Gorgeous color...
-- Houseboats of Srinagar

pattisjarrett said...

You got some great shots. The cardinals flee when I go near the window! Little stinkers. I suppose that ensures their survival, though. Nothing like being a bright red target out there in a sea of brown and black birds.

A Quiet Corner said...

I love them too...such cheerfulness on wings!...:)JP

Maggie M said...

Oh,my! What fabulous shots you got of that gorgeous cardinal. I am happy for you that you got to have the close encounter, it paid off you holding your breath. I will go check out the blog and see what is funny. Hugs sweet Sandra! Nose kisses for the sweet fur babes.

SquirrelQueen said...

You got really up close and personal with this handsome fellow. I LOVE the first photo of the Cardinal, you should frame that one.

Like someone mentioned above, no cardinals here on the West Coast and I miss seeing them.

Eva Ason said...

Jeausys...I am reading blog posts backwards these days lol!

EG CameraGirl said...

I've never been that close to a cardinal! WOW!

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

The cardinal is the VA state bird, Sandra, yet I have taken as good a series of closeups as you did. It really is among my favorite colorful vird and glad yours was a willing photo subject!

LC said...

Cardinals are among my favorite visitors to our bird feeder. But I have never been that close to one.

Heidrun Khokhar, KleinsteMotte said...

What beautiful poses you captured. I see this bird on Christmas cards a lot.

Miss Debbie said...

That's a fine looking fellow! We have a family of cardinals visiting our bird feeder. The dad has been getting close to us, too...it has surprised me as well. Tuesday, he was on a branch just a few feet over my head. Maybe he knows we are his friends since we are feeding him and his family! :-)

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I just love cardinals. Great shots! Thanks for the link on getting into a truck....interesting.