The other cardinal ..

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This young female cardinal was enjoying the morning. She would not stand still, but I managed to get a few photos.

While the male colors are more brilliant, I find the female to be as beautiful. For some reason, the female is also a more difficult photo. Beauty is not just the colors .. it’s the contrast, and how the colors all come together. This is one very special creature .. the other cardinal.

~ Rick


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©2018 Rick Cartwright

A woodpecker convention?

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This Red-bellied woodpecker seemed to be inquisitive, but he only stuck around for a few minutes, then took off. I was able to get another shot before I lost sight of him. This was taken on Sunday, July 29. We saw several of them along the Miami River. It must have been a woodpecker convention.

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Jays everywhere ...

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I was about an hour late for my photo walk on Saturday morning. Teresa and I went to a Dragons baseball game Friday evening, and it was late when we returned home. So, it took me a while to get moving.

Saturday morning the weather was perfect for walking. I expect to see a lot more activity, but the birds were in hiding, except the jays. I am not sure I have ever seen so many blue jays in such a short time. They were extra loud and super active. I saw this at multiple locations too. Interesting morning. 

On a different topic: I wanted to share some things I am working on. I am planning to post a weekly video (a vlog), starting very soon. The plan is to record some video while I am out taking photos during the week, and then combine it to post something that is about 10 to 15 minutes long once a week.

I am also preparing a free course on ‘better mobile photography’. I have taught it twice, but it needs some final editing to add what I learned while teaching it to the last two groups. I think I am going to do the class virtually as a webinar. Please let me know if you would be interested.  

Lastly, you may notice some format changes to the text part of my daily post starting sometime this week. I plan to start using markdown to write my text, and it may show up as a different font. Nothing significant, I hope.  

~ Rick


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Still singing

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I have made a habit out of taking photos of not just birds, but birds singing. This one is a Indigo Bunting. It was a overcast day, but it was a beautiful photo, just waiting to be photographed. 

~ Rick  


Prints are available for many of the photos on this site on canvas, metal or glass. They are stunning and you can purchase them for a wall at home. Click the link or the ‘prints and such’ tab.

©2018 Rick Cartwright