Cardinal in Flight

Here's another shot of mr. cardinal at the fence. He was perched on the post when... as pretty as you please... he took to flight just as I snapped my camera button. See him watching me? There's something about this photo that makes me smile even though I didn't capture the exact shot I was after. I'm sharing him over at Nature Notes today... hopefully he'll make everyone over there smile too.

16 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

i call these shots 'fly-byes'. :)

Debbie said...

take-off...wind in his hair, freedom!!

perfect timing and a wonderful capture!!

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful photo and the fence.

schmidleysscribblins.com said...

They are so beautiful. And full of song here.

Christine said...

I love both these shots! Superb.

eileeninmd said...

Cute shot of the Cardinal in flight! Have a happy week!

Tammie Lee said...

such a gorgeous flassssh of red ;-)

Carver said...

That shot makes me smile too.

Al said...

It made me smile - he looks like he's diving.

Karen said...

I like it! I call shots like these "swoops" as in oopps!

Stewart M said...

Not every bird shot has to look like it belongs on a field guide - birds are alive and pictures of them should show that!

Nice.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Arija said...

What a sweet flash of red!

Rambling Woods said...

I love the cardinals, but we only have a few here and I rarely get a photo...Michelle

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

I love the red streak, he's really moving!

Roan said...

Love that flash of red over the fence. Great shot!

TangledRose said...

I love this shot! It is amazing. I don't know why and it sounds silly, but at first fast glance it seemed to look like a red fish in a green sea....but well it is all good makes me smile:)