Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Cardinal - Elizabeth Smith

Cardinal, originally uploaded by Elizabeth Smith.

This was right after a rainy morning, when the sun is just coming out and the colors seem to glow with an inner intensity. A male cardinal flashed by and landed on a nearby car, trying to bully his own reflection into leaving!

You can click on the image above to view it larger on my Flickr photostream.

~Elizabeth Smith, Naples, FL, USA


  1. Lovely drawing - aren't you lucky to have this happen and then to be able to capture it on paper. Thanks for sharing it with us

  2. Beautiful rendition of a striking bird. Love how the color stands out, and your strokes are so clean!

  3. Beautifully painted and such 'cardinal' behavior. I see bluebirds doing this a lot too.

  4. This is wonderful, Elizabeth! Thanks for sharing this great nature moment.

  5. Just LOVE it when they do the mirror thing! Wish I could get into their heads to see what's going on. Lovely sketch Elizabeth!

  6. Thanks everyone! I felt pretty fortunate to witness his antics, and then to be able to capture those glorious reds later!


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