Monday, January 26, 2009

male Pine Grosbeak: for Ruby Tuesday


Last week, for Ruby Tuesday, I posted photos of a female Pine Grosbeak eating red berries and the berries were the focus for the 'ruby' colour theme. This week there is no need to rely on the berries for the required red colour, for this bird, this handsome, male Pine Grosbeak is most outstanding with his rosy- red feathers. My first sighting of the male of this species on November 10th, 1999, was the beginning of my interest in birdwatching and bird photography. Now, almost ten years later, I still remain fascinated with bird photography.

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32 comments:

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I can see where a bird such as his could spark an interest in pursuing biding in all it's facets.
Blessings,Ruth

dAwN said...

What a gorgeous bird....
and I also want to say You did a beautiful job on your starling wall hanging...

Kay said...

What a gorgeous bird! I've never seen one before. The coloring is so beautiful.

Sharon said...

You have the most beautiful birds that come & visit you. They must fly for miles just so they can be in your company...or do you just put out the yummiest food:)

People with Cameras said...

Such a beautiful photo! I love the colours ... and when they're all puffed up like that. Altho that usually means they're cold ... they are cute!

ellen b said...

Oh what a great bird and your photo is fabulous! Happy ruby to you...

Deborah Godin said...

What a charmer! Love this photo - aren't they the most wonderful shade?!

Leora said...

The male is definitely more striking in looks than the female! These birds are quite the lookers. Handsome shot.

Pia K said...

What a handsome fellow, with his soft wee tummy.

Your crafted birds on the wall in the post below are lovely btw!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

The pine grosbeak is such a handsome bird, isn't he?

Ralph said...

You do capture such beautiful birds. Not just the red, but the fine red complements of black, white and the perfect gray highlights. You capture such beautiful birds in the Maritimes!

Felisol said...

Extraordinary picture of the male bird.
Next time I'd like a photo of you while concentrating on "shooting" bird pix.
Must be a difficult task.
From Felisol

Jenn said...

That is one beautiful bird!

My Ruby Tuesday entries are posted here and here. Happy Tuesday!

Tina said...

Oh my, what a wonderful shot of this guy. He would stop me in my tracks, too if I had the chance to see him.
I just love all the muted reds and how his little body is puffed up to stay warm. How nice to see this in your lens!

Patti said...

This is a great photo. I could never get such a capture. He does look cold though, as the others said!

Very nice.

Happy Ruby Tuesday ~

Dora said...

Pretty ruby birdie with a combination of colours.

Happy RT. :)

ramblingwoods.com said...

He is very handsome all fluffed up against the cold..

~Just Me Miranda~ said...

What a great shot!

Eaton Bennett said...

What a gorgeous bird. Such amazing colors. Lovely snap! Happy Ruby Tuesday! Eaton :)

Dianne said...

a fine looking fellow :)

Jientje said...

Ooooh, what a stunning little guy!
And a great choice for a Ruby!

Catherine said...

Great catch, Ann. I perfectly know how it is difficult to get a good picture of birds.
Thanks to share this one, I think I've never seen a bird like this other than in a bird cage.
I enjoy it.

Ruth said...

Beautiful! and very similar to the White-winged Crossbill, except for the beak. I have only seen a female of this species.

bobbie said...

that 's a Ruby Tuesday bird alright! Beautiful. I for one am very glad you remain fascinated with bird photography. thank you.

Mary said...

What a beautiful bird! Such startling color!

DrillerAA said...

I've never seen one of these before. Beautiful bird and very nicely done portrait of him.
Happy RT.

Julie said...

I SO love coming here....though I don't always comment. I buzz through your photos oohing and ahhing along the way.

Happy RT!

abbey meadows said...

Stunning photo. I wish one of those would wing it's way over here!

Amber Star said...

That is a beautiful photo and bird, too. It is a great choice for RT.

2sweetnsaxy said...

Oooh! What a great shot and what interesting colors on this bird. Love it! :-)

Kathiesbirds said...

What a beautiful and perfect shot!

Annie said...

Beautiful. And it looks so soft and touchable.