1 Shot Wednesday: Red-crested Cardinal

Red-crested Cardinal

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.

47 thoughts on “1 Shot Wednesday: Red-crested Cardinal

    1. 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. πŸ™‚

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  1. He is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing this moment.

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    1. Isn’t it fun how a singular shot can transport you to a place and time? This little guy is the conductor.

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    1. I never saw a cardinal that look like before. All cardinals I know are completely red.

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  2. So bright. WP won’t register my like

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    1. You just did. πŸ˜‰ Thank you, Derrick.

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  3. What a striking bird. We don’t have those in Britain, so it is exciting to see one up close.
    Best wishes, Pete. x

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    1. We don’t have them in the Continental U.S. either, so it was a rare treat for me, as well.

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  4. Now THAT’S a bird costume!

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  5. Exotic plumage. Nice to see.

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  6. Nice. Never seen one of those. ‘Spoze they’re common in Arizona?

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    1. No, not at all. You can only find them in the Hawaiian Islands. πŸ˜‰

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      1. Oops … wrong continent.
        Got the right planet tho.

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  7. And such a bright color red. He must be a real hit around the female cardinals!!

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  8. Rather a stunning little chap

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    1. Thank you, Sue. I agree and was happy he agreed to pose for me.

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  9. Gorgeous!!! That red!

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  10. Excellent photo. You would have to use a distance lens for that I would guess so that makes the photo clarity more remarkable.

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    1. 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

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  11. 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!

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    1. Wow! I was reading this type only lives in the Hawaiian islands. A long way from home, indeed!

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  12. That is one cool looking bird Cindy.

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    1. I love the birds in Australia. You down under have the coolest animal kingdom

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  13. 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.

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    1. Sorry you have a gloomy day. Here’s hoping you get some colorful birds a visiting!

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  14. That is a cute picture πŸ™‚ Anyway, keep up the great work as always πŸ™‚

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  15. What an absolutely beautiful bird. That red is perfection.

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    1. 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.

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  16. The photo encapsulates the beauty (and perfection) of Earth! πŸ™‚

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  17. Amazing! You made it look even more stunning

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  18. Beautiful picture Cindy….the cardinal is a special bird….

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    1. Thank you. I had never seen that variety before.

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