Male Rose Breasted Grosbeak

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© Andrea Petersen
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He that goeth forth bearing precious seed shall doubtless come again with rejoicing,
bringing his sheaves with him...
Psalms 126: 6

His colorful plumage on display,
The male rose breasted Grosbeak
Bears witness to how life speaks
In what he brings in his own way,
Carrying precious seed in May....
Poetry by me, AJP

I seem to be finding pictures that I am liking better that I shot in the month of May last year than this time of the year where it is rather bleak and cold looking outside.
Spring will come again soon and I will be rejoicing when it does:)

14 responses

  • Sarah Springer

    Sarah Springer (Deleted) gave props (11 Feb 2012):

    Oh this one is very lovely...good light and detail ...the soft yellow background makes it even more special

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (11 Feb 2012):

    He's a really handsome fellow! Nice shot of him. Not sure if we have those here, but they don't come into my yard. (Also don't see orioles )

  • Iztok Urh

    Iztok Urh gave props (11 Feb 2012):

    Nice capture!!

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (11 Feb 2012):

    This is a beautiful bird that we do not see here. This is an excellent capture of this gorgeous bird and great timing to have a seed in its beak! Love that light yellow background.

  • Nadeem Shafi

    Nadeem Shafi gave props (11 Feb 2012):

    Unbelievable clarity, Andrea. Your birds always provide such a warm feeling.

  • muzamil masood

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  • Simona Ranieri

    Simona Ranieri gave props (12 Feb 2012):


  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (12 Feb 2012):

    You have really been holding out on us! This is fantastic!!

  • Edith O'Dell

    Edith O'Dell gave props (12 Feb 2012):

    Wonderful to see

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (12 Feb 2012):

    Wow! Fantastic capture, Andrea! What a gorgeous bird.

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (12 Feb 2012):

    what a beautiful bird! he certainly has an intense look. you captured him beautifully.

  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon gave props (12 Feb 2012):

    These are such striking birds, glad we get them here, too. I love this very close-up shot.. the detail is simply fabulous!

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) gave props (13 Feb 2012):

    I have never seen these birds here in Tn. what wonderful colors! perfect timing on this one Andrea!

  • je suis moi

    je suis moi gave props (23 Feb 2012):

    And another great shot !!

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