Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Fall Feathered Friends

Autumn is a most beautiful time of year in the Midwest. Below are a series of photographs taken in the fall season.


A sightly Hooded Merganser glides along in cool waters


I believe this stunning creature is an immature Cooper's Hawk ~ Identification assistance always welcome ~  I had to shoot through the middle of an extremely dense bush for this shot


An American Coot enjoys a peaceful day at the pond


A windblown American Kestrel scans the beach for a lunchtime treat


The lovely reflection of a Mallard Duck


A White-breasted Nuthatch searches for food amid fallen russet leaves


A female Northern Cardinal delights in a bounty of berries


The splendid wings of a Downy Woodpecker


A pretty Yellow-rumped Warbler forages in the grass


Luscious, plump, red berries for this lucky Cedar Waxwing


Two Canada Geese enjoy a morning swim ~ The interesting reflection on the water is from a highrise building in the city of Chicago


A pretty Hermit Thrush against lovely autumn leaves


A tiny Golden-crowned Kinglet searches for sustenance

25 comments:

Beverly said...

Spectacular photography and birds, Julie! The colors are amazing! Outstanding work, as always!!!

BirdGalAlcatraz said...

Julie, words just always fail me when I see your spectacular photos. I am just in awe. Thank you for sharing!

Allen Boynton said...

Amazing photos, Julie. I love your work. The waterfowl shots are soooo beautiful!

Robin said...

Wonderful images! All of them! The Canada's are particularily outstanding

Crafty Green poet said...

Beautiful photos and a lovely selection of birds

Bob Bushell said...

They are so beautiful, especially the Cedar Waxwing.

forestal said...

lovely series of shots as always. I love looking at your photos.

dan

PoetessWug said...

Julie, I am always in awe of how you can get "The Shot"!! They all are amazing and make me almost want to mourn the soon to be passing colors of Autumn.

Hilke Breder said...

Gorgeous images! They leave me breathless (and envious)

dAwN said...

OH MY..awesome photos all..
but i have three favorites..
The Mallard with reflection..is WOWee
The Hermit thrush with Golden background..beauty
Golden Crowned Kinglet..pure golden pleasure looking at cha..
Just wonderful!!

Birding is Fun! said...

A really really great series of photos! I love the close-ups, the feather detail, the colors, and the compositions. Fantastic!

Jen said...

Wow, so many gorgeous photos! The stand-outs for me were the woodpecker and the nuthatch.. Beautiful job!

Debbie Miller @HooootOwl said...

Wonderful post and series ... that kinglet at the end looks like he is going to fly right over your shoulder!

Kerri said...

Oh my ..... once again you've stolen my heart!
AMAZINGLY BEAUTIFUL!

dreamfalcon said...

wow - what a beautiful series! just every photo a wow!

BIRDINGDUDE said...

Simply outstanding work - everyone of them!

Andrea said...

You take such gorgeous pictures- they are all so vivid and clear! Beautiful!

capturethesoul said...

Your photos each tell a story...I especially LOVE the Cedar Waxwing with a berry in his mouth...he's so proud!! Another Beautiful series w/stunning images!! Looking forward to your Book! :)

cindyzlogic said...

These are ALL awesome photos, Julie!!! Just awesome!! It's hard to pick a favorite...I guess I'll say the Kestral...he looks so cute and fluffy :-))

woodpecker said...

What fantastic photographs, they are awesome, spectacular shots. The wings of the Downey Woodpecker is probably my favourite, but then again so is the Kestrel, and the malla.. well all of them.
Thanks for sharing.

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Dennis said...

Brilliant images! I'm partial to the Hermit Thrush and the Kestrel but all are worthy. Just a splendid series of fall shots! Well done!

capturethesoul said...

This is a stunning set of photos Julie!! I especially LOVE the cedar wax wing with the berries and the mallard duck...WOW! Each photo is brilliant and colorful. Thanks for sharing such a beautiful post.

SouthernSass said...

Stunning photos! The mallard is my favorite - he just glistens!

Joke van de Klift said...

What a beautiful pictures from all the birds, so nice.Spectuculair are they.
Thanks for your reaction on my blog!
Lovely greeting,
Joke