Thursday, September 25, 2008

Goldfinch and Berries: for Skywatch Friday

The intense blue sky and the strong, morning light highlighted the yellow of the Goldfinch and the ripe reds of the berries of the Mountain Ash tree in our garden; a reminder that it is now autumn. A blur in the background, our white Tree Swallow house, is a reminder of summer past.
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My appreciative thanks to Tom, Sandy, Imax and Klaus for hosting Sky Watch Friday .

40 comments:

Wren said...

I love the colors in this - the red and gold are true to autumn, and yet cheerful and upbeat still.

ilanadavita said...

Very nice, particularly the first one. Nice red against the blue.

Leora said...

I love them. I mean, the top one with the goldfinch is absolutely fabulous. Red berries, yellow goldfinch, blue sky. What could be more basic?

Deborah Godin said...

Really beautiful...the blue is like the background to an inlaid enamel design of birds and berries...and jewel-like!

The Holleys said...

Oh wow! The bird is so cute. Love it a lot!

MigsCFLer said...

Fantastic colors, thanks for sharing

Cheers

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2sweetnsaxy said...

Great photos. The little bird looks so at peace among all those berries.

Sherry said...

I love the color in both these photos. The light blue sky makes such a great background to the yellow bird and the the bright red berries. Very pretty!

angela said...

A lovely combination of colours, the yellow and red against the clear blue sky.

Carletta said...

So lovely - the red of the berries, the yellow of the finch, and the blue sky - gorgeous!

babooshka said...

The red and blue combination is very striking.

Louise said...

Excellent shots! Composition and color! Well done.

Pretty Life Online said...

Nice catch..... Great job! Reminds me the saying,,,, We never know how high we are, till we are called to rise and then, if we are true to plan our statures touch the sky... Happy Skywatch! Hope you can visit my SWF entry too...

Müge Tekil said...

I like very much the colours and the peaceful feeling in both photos. But the first one is in one word ADORABLE!

Photo Cache said...

What a delightful duo you shared with us this week. I love them. Happy skywatching.

Greyscale Territory said...

These pics are so sweet in red and gold with a background palette of blue! Beautiful!

Carrie and Troy Keiser said...

The red and yellow just pop against the blue sky.

bobbie said...

Oh, Ann, these are just beautiful!

Laura ~Peach~ said...

lovely combo and I LOVE the spider web in your side bar JUST BEAUTIFUL!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

The red berries are magnificent against the blue sky. Good job! Happy Sky Watch!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Excellent!Love the bright red against the blue sky,with a little gold as well.

April said...

Lovely colours and wonderful photos! The Goldfinch and berries are so pretty against the blue sky.

Bird Colibri said...

You have yet again out done yourself!

Becky and Gary said...

Those are beautiful red berries against the blue sky, and that yellow goldfinch just completes the picture.
Happy SWF.

Mary said...

I love that tree! I bet it attracts a lot of birds with those berries. Really nice color combo!

Woody said...

Great Photos. Love the colors! Happy SWF

Mike - Fenphotography said...

Nice colours, red on blue always looks great.

evlahos said...

very beautiful compositions and colors

vincibene said...

A wonderful picture! I love the colours, too.

Arija said...

Funny, you posted an autumn tree with a goldfinch, a monthe or two ago I posted one in a budding oak on the other side of the world.

reluctantfarmchik said...

Lovely - color and subject and composition, all three. Happy SWF!

scienceguy288 said...

I love the different contrasting colors with yellows, reds, and blues!

leslie said...

What a beautiful mix of colours! That little splash of yellow in the first one is great. :D

Deb said...

I love the berries against the sky. love it.

Denise said...

Beautiful SkyWatch Photos. Just love them.

kjpweb said...

Plain gorgeous!
Cheers, Klaus

Yen said...

Such beautiful photos! Great first shot!~Mine is posted HERE too. Happy CC!~

Rambling Woods said...

Pretty and I am still hearing GF fledge begging and it's getting late..

Catherine said...

The red & gold are fabulous contrast against your beautiful blue sky! Beautiful captures!
Happy sky~watching!
Cat

Pearl Maple said...

Magnificant colours to celebrate the changing season. Thanks for sharing your lovely photos with Sky Watch Friday.