Wednesday, June 20, 2007

One More Time - Some Real Beauty



This brand new little fledgling female cardinal was very recently born. he still has her original down on her breast. I tried all morning to get the true almost deep purple color of her feathering out. It almost looks like purple velvet. She is so young, she hasn't yet developed the orangeish beak or crown, nor any of the reddish coloring in her feathers.

I am thinking of asking friends here who work with Photoshop to see if they can do a better job with some of the originals. Maybe I'll a few of them.

She let me take a few pictures of her, but I don't want her to learn to not be afraid of me. Not with all of the kids around here. I want her to live. She sees me every day I am at my desk. To James Burnett, after yesterday's post, this is the antidote for me when those kind of things happen to me. I hope this helps. To CMHL, Puss, Hearts, Cranky, et al, this is why Ecclesiastes Chapter 3 was written. To myself, just a reminder, and now you have a few places I go for some beauty, besides two gorgoues images! Have a fabulous day! I'm working on it.

12 comments:

Claudia said...

She's so cute!! And don't worry, even if she's ok with you, I doubt she'll let anyone else get that close!!

WanderingGirl said...

I think she's looking for a kitten-friend. I hear that happens up your way.

Glamourpuss said...

Aww, baby birds are so cute. Unfortunately, I usually only see them decapitated and worse on my kitchen floor - courtest of Miss Sparkle, uber huntress.

Puss

cm. said...

she is absolutely gorgeous. you are becoming an expert photographer.

more soon-- my laptop is dead.

rebecca said...

i love them! i had a little one at my old house.....and what was weird was the parent - male - didn't have any feathers on his head! bright red everywhere else. the following season, he came back. sporting some growth. it was interesting to watch.

notfearingchange said...

You and the bird seem to be developing a wonderful relationship.

Echomouse said...

What an awesome set of photos! You really got amazing detail and so close too. Cute little things. Thanks for this :)

The CEO said...

You all are wonderful and thank you. I was getting so down that I needed to do something to feel really good again, if only for a day or so. I'm so glad I could share her with you.

Deb said...

What beautiful pictures. She looks as if she is posing for you.

By the way... you have been tagged by HeartsinSanFrancisco. Check out the comment section on my blog. (If you feel like participating, that is.)

Odat said...

Aww..you lift my spirits too with you bird pics!
Peace

heartinsanfrancisco said...

She's so lovely!

I don't think birds bond with humans indiscriminately after befriending one. I have set broken wings and nursed several birds back to health and then released them. They came back to visit me, and in one case, nested by my front door so I could watch her babies grow up, but they were still wary of other humans.

The CEO said...

I'm in love, it's true.