Thursday, March 10, 2011

LEM Photo Challenge: Orange

This week's photo challenge over at Live Every Moment is orange. I fully expect to see lots of images of oranges in one form or another. I had oranges in my fridge and believe me it certainly crossed my mind. I had hoped to find something different and Ms. Cardinal sitting on a limb and waiting for her turn at the bird feeder gave me a perfectly natural orange to capture. Unlike her counterpart, the bright red male, her brightest feature is her orange beak. She became my orange inspiration this week.
To join in the challenge visit Tara here.

22 comments:

Gary Orona said...

The picture is so calm. I loved it.

rapunzel said...

Excellent capture!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

She's perfectly posed with her orange bill! Glad you caught her. Knowing you, if you'd taken pictures of the oranges in your frig, they'd have been the prettiest oranges I ever saw. But I'm glad you took the cardinal, because I don't ever see any of those here.

diane b said...

She is very proud of her orange beak. A great shot too.
I should submit a pic of my favourite football team. Their shirts are orange and they play in the grand final on Sunday.

Dina @ 4 Lettre Words said...

GORGEOUS!

deb duty said...

This is so pretty. It makes me wish for a zoom lens.

~Shari said...

What a spectacular orange beak. I stands out nicely against the cold snowy winter background.

Ya know my 1st thought was to photograph things that were orange (not the fruit) - then I decided to go with the juice and fruit. Ha to me doing that was going outside of the box. LOL I suppose that proves I am not right. hehehe

Thanks so much for stopping over and leaving such wonderful and encouraging comments!

JunieRose2005 said...

Great idea for this photo challenge. Ms Cardinal looks just beautiful!



Junie

melissa said...

Wow! This is absolutely beautiful!

xo
melissa @champagne wishes.

Marla said...

Wonderful shot. I can never get good bird pictures, so I'm always impressed by those who can. Good job.

Marla @ www.blueskiesphotoblog.com

Tara said...

Gorgeous and Stunning Carletta...

Pat said...

At least the female cardinal has something bright on her! I love the sun's reflection on her beak!

kaye said...

she looks like she's all fluffed up trying to stay warm, nice shot.

Susan said...

What a great shot! I love the vibrant beak.

Chic Homeschool Mama said...

Love that beak! Great orange capture

Tiffany said...

Love it! I have been trying to capture a big red cardinal all winter long and have not been able to do it. Great capture.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Carletta, Mama Cardinal is just so pretty ---with her ORANGE beak... You did great on the Photo Challenge..

Hugs,
Betsy

Rose said...

Great capture...and aren't their beaks soooo orange!

julie said...

How beautiful...lovely capture! You are so lucky to get to enjoy these gorgeous birds :)

Veronica said...

your photos are just lovely! Just saying Hi.

Mimi said...

She is the prettiest looking queue I've seen in a long time! Waiting patiently.

Martha in PA said...

Beautiful photos. I love the stairs and tea cup the best.
Thanks for stopping by earlier this week. I am late getting around visiting as usual! I seem to barely find time to blog, and then feel bad that I don't visit!