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Posted on September 25, 2019
by Cindy Bruchman
This was the first time I had seen a Cardinal whose plumage looked like he was wearing a red cowl. He was one of the common, visual treats found on the island of Kaui from last summer’s visit.
Category: 1 Shot Wednesday, 2010s, nature, photography, travelTags: birds, Kauai, nature, photography, red-crested cardinal
Thanks Maggie — I thought the red against the gray stone was particularly vibrant. He jumped around a lot but finally stood still for me to snap my camera. 🙂
He is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing this moment.
Isn’t it fun how a singular shot can transport you to a place and time? This little guy is the conductor.
I never saw a cardinal that look like before. All cardinals I know are completely red.
So bright. WP won’t register my like
You just did. 😉 Thank you, Derrick.
What a striking bird. We don’t have those in Britain, so it is exciting to see one up close.
Best wishes, Pete. x
We don’t have them in the Continental U.S. either, so it was a rare treat for me, as well.
Now THAT’S a bird costume!
Well said, John!
Exotic plumage. Nice to see.
Thanks, Fraggle. I agree.
Nice. Never seen one of those. ‘Spoze they’re common in Arizona?
No, not at all. You can only find them in the Hawaiian Islands. 😉
Oops … wrong continent.
Got the right planet tho.
ha ha ha
And such a bright color red. He must be a real hit around the female cardinals!!
Rather a stunning little chap
Thank you, Sue. I agree and was happy he agreed to pose for me.
Gorgeous!!! That red!
Thanks, Keith. I loved his hat!
Excellent photo. You would have to use a distance lens for that I would guess so that makes the photo clarity more remarkable.
I am always wishing for clearer close ups, but I find most of my shots are aimed at things far away and can’t seem to capture the far away shots, too. I would have to shell out a lot of money yo be able to achieve both goals. It is a fun hobby. Nothing more. Thanks for commenting
Around 1985, somebody knocked on our door in Nottingham, England, and said “You’ve got a really strange bird in your garden!” I went out to look, and it was one of these. I suppose it must have been an escaped cage bird, but it certainly brightened the place up!
Wow! I was reading this type only lives in the Hawaiian islands. A long way from home, indeed!
That is one cool looking bird Cindy.
I love the birds in Australia. You down under have the coolest animal kingdom
Very beautiful. All I can see on my bird table this morning are two pigeons, hopefully the robin’s red breast might brighten the gloom.
Sorry you have a gloomy day. Here’s hoping you get some colorful birds a visiting!
That is a cute picture 🙂 Anyway, keep up the great work as always 🙂
Thank you, John.
What an absolutely beautiful bird. That red is perfection.
He was a cutey. I sat watching him hop around for a good fifteen minutes before it occured to me to take a picture of him. Thanks, Abbi.
I appreciate your comment, Inese.
The photo encapsulates the beauty (and perfection) of Earth! 🙂
Wow! I thank you, Eric.
Amazing! You made it look even more stunning
I appreciate the compliment.
Beautiful picture Cindy….the cardinal is a special bird….
Thank you. I had never seen that variety before.
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