Cardinal behind frost

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© Andrea Petersen
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Photo Info
UploadedDecember 15, 2008
TakenDecember 15, 2008
MakeNikon Corporation
Exposure1/100 sec at f/16
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length200 mm
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Photo license: © All rights reserved

Frost sketches
Its window design
In grooved etches
To re-define

Scarlet tones
Of cardinal floss
Marbles the frost
In ruby stones.

The Lord of Host
Uses His tools
To make us jewels
Without the cost...
Poetry by myself AJP

We woke up to frigid temperatures of 4 -zero with wind chills of 20-zero...Winter has begun, but how beautiful the frost is on our windows...Rob Roy suggested I should put this in a theme so I replaced another picture with this one.

Thank you so much Donna Mullins for spotlight on 3-09-2015.. Very appreciated!

104 responses

  • Rusty Katchmer

    Rusty Katchmer gave props (15 Dec 2008):

    Gorgeous capture!!!

  • Lara Hansen

    Lara Hansen gave props (15 Dec 2008):

    luv this shot!

  • Pamela Johns

    Pamela Johns (Deleted) gave props (15 Dec 2008):


  • david ong

    david ong gave props (15 Dec 2008):

    OMGoodness! Absolutely beautiful!

  • Rob Roy

    Rob Roy (Deleted) gave props (15 Dec 2008):

    Wow...Wow...Wow!! [1st time I ever do that] Andrea, this is STUPENDOUS!! --both the image and the poem show your abundant talents PERFECTLY!! The image must be 1-of-a-kind... I've never seen anything quite like it!! Take a few bows, my friend-- you deserve the applause this will bring!!

  • Michael Ball

    Michael Ball gave props (15 Dec 2008):

    WOW!!!!!!!!!! that's all I can say!!!

  • triciamary

    triciamary gave props (15 Dec 2008):

    I agree with all of the above! Absolutely beautiful!

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (15 Dec 2008):

    So beautiful and artistic!

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece gave props (15 Dec 2008):

    This is so beautiful!!!!! The frost on the window look like feathers all over the window. The Cardinal behind the window really looks great behind the frosted window and your poem is beautiful also. This is such an excellent photo and I bet it goes HOT quickly : )

  • Lynn H

    Lynn H (Deleted) gave props (15 Dec 2008):

    Awwwwwwwwww how beautiful! Did he want INSIDE?? :)

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen said (16 Dec 2008):

    Thank you everyone for your very kind words...No, Lynn the cardinal was eating behind the window on the bird feeder and I just got lucky that it was in the right spot to shoot that picture...However it was difficult to focus through all of that frost on the window glass and had
    to set my camera on manual for it to function.

  • Rob Roy

    Rob Roy (Deleted) gave props (16 Dec 2008):

    My Vote!!

  • Christopher Long

    Christopher Long gave props (16 Dec 2008):

    Wonderful capture!

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham (Deleted) gave props (16 Dec 2008):

    Great capture. Poor cold little bird probably wants in.

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen said (16 Dec 2008):

    it is a common sight for us to see these pretty birds
    eating on the bird feeder next to the window. .Even though it may look like it wants in the house,.being a wild bird they are extremely shy of humans...But we can help them survive the cold weather by feeding them throughout the winter.

  • Melissa

    Melissa (Deleted) gave props (17 Dec 2008):

    OH WOW!

  • Ron LaFond

    Ron LaFond said (17 Dec 2008):

    That Rob Roy is a pretty smart guy! It shre fits the theme well. This is a most incredibly beautiful photograph. I can almost imagine it cut in crystal. It's a beautiful poem as well, Andrea. It is truely a favorite. R

  • Tiia Vissak

    Tiia Vissak gave props (18 Dec 2008):


  • Jyri Vissak

    Jyri Vissak gave props (18 Dec 2008):

    Beautiful shot! Well done.

  • Bonnie Hoffman

    Bonnie Hoffman said (18 Dec 2008):

    Andrea, I was glad to discover the cardinal behind the frost which was very well done! It made me see how birds can be photographed in such a unique way and especially the cardinal. Blessings from Bonnie

  • Judy Wanamaker

    Judy Wanamaker (Deleted) gave props (18 Dec 2008):

    Breathtaking, Andrea. The bright red cardinal as seen through the frost patterns on the window is a work of creative genius. Extraordinary capture.

  • Rob Roy

    Rob Roy (Deleted) gave props (19 Dec 2008):

    Back for another peek... I thought this would be HOT!! The frost crystals look like feathers floating down in front of your feathered friend. They are SO sharp and contrast so beautifully with the red cardinal-- MARVELOUS!!

  • Irmingard Anna

    Irmingard Anna gave props (20 Dec 2008):


  • Martie Last

    Martie Last gave props (20 Dec 2008):

    Wow! Interesting find. Very cool!

  • Andrew Lorimer

    Andrew Lorimer (Deleted) gave props (20 Dec 2008):

    Beautiful Capture !!! Well Done

  • Sherry Stone

    Sherry Stone gave props (21 Dec 2008):

    This is a really wonderful shot!! Thanks for sharing the photo and the poem. Just lovely..

  • Ted Gorczyca

    Ted Gorczyca gave props (21 Dec 2008):

    great capture

  • Nancy Charter Kechnie Goatbe

    Nancy Charter Kechnie Goatbe said (22 Dec 2008):

    Love the photo and your poetry is awesome.

  • Karen K Smith

    Karen K Smith gave props (27 Dec 2008):

    Absolutely FABULOUS!!!!!!

  • Lori Reece

    Lori Reece gave props (2 Jan 2009):

    Beautiful photo! I'm glad I saw it!!

  • je suis moi

    je suis moi said (4 Jan 2009):

    Well you just taught me something. I had no clue frost had a design. Never to old to learn. That is really beautiful A++++

  • Nicole DeVita

    Nicole DeVita gave props (3 Feb 2009):

    Great capture!! jsut a touch of color!!

  • Eugenia Kyriakopoulou

    Eugenia Kyriakopoulou (Deleted) said (5 Feb 2009):

    Nice work!

  • Cjor

    Cjor gave props (17 Mar 2009):

    Wow, you've made a lot of nice photos

  • Gregory Mencotti

    Gregory Mencotti gave props (17 Apr 2009):

    This came out great! Wonderful capture!

  • Maura Wolfson-Foster

    Maura Wolfson-Foster gave props (19 Aug 2009):

    Stunning - my enthusiastic vote!!!!!

  • Suzanne Lee

    Suzanne Lee gave props (15 Oct 2009):

    LOVE IT!

  • Carol Arntsen Masiak

    Carol Arntsen Masiak gave props (6 Jan 2010):

    wow - what an amazing capture!

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (31 Jan 2011):

    Absolutely beautiful.

  • Dennis Burlingham

    Dennis Burlingham gave props (26 Oct 2011):


  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) gave props (26 Oct 2011):

    voted! beautiful entry!

  • Kevin Kott

    Kevin Kott (Deleted) gave props (26 Oct 2011):

    My vote!!!

  • Suzanne McGeady

    Suzanne McGeady said (27 Oct 2011):

    Oh wow...what beautiful patterns on the window, and the touch of red of the bird,just adds mystery to it.

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (27 Oct 2011):

    I came back to vote!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (29 Oct 2011):

    Oh YEAH! Rad!

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes gave props (2 Nov 2011):

    Gorgeous and creative. For sure my vote.

  • Juanita Vivas

    Juanita Vivas (Deleted) gave props (2 Nov 2011):

    This is definitely a favorite of mine...Beautifully done !!!

  • Nadeem Shafi

    Nadeem Shafi gave props (4 Nov 2011):

    Unbelievable, Andrea. This SO needs to be published!

  • Thad Zajdowicz

    Thad Zajdowicz (Deleted) gave props (5 Nov 2011):

    Absolute beauty!

  • Jyri Vissak

    Jyri Vissak gave props (9 Nov 2011):

    Well seen and presented! Got my vote.

  • je suis moi

    je suis moi gave props (9 Nov 2011):

    LET ME IN !!! Its cold out here. Wonderful picture. voted.

  • Federica Dessì

    Federica Dessì (Deleted) gave props (11 Nov 2011):

    nice shot! voted

  • Winky Vivas

    Winky Vivas (Deleted) said (13 Nov 2011):

    A fantastic image, poem, and entry! Got my vote!

  • P L.

    P L. (Deleted) said (13 Nov 2011):

    Got my vote. Just awesome:)

  • Sarah Springer

    Sarah Springer (Deleted) gave props (14 Nov 2011):


  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (15 Nov 2011):

    excellent... lots of appreciation... voted!!!

  • Kathleen DesHotel

    Kathleen DesHotel   gave props (15 Nov 2011):

    Wonderful peek of red. My vote!

  • The Man Who Isn't There

    The Man Who Isn't There (Deleted) gave props (16 Nov 2011):

    My vote!

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker gave props (17 Nov 2011):

    Oh yeah! voting

  • Michaela K.

    Michaela K. gave props (23 Nov 2011):


  • Debbie Smartt

    Debbie Smartt gave props (27 Nov 2011):

    This is amazing!

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (29 Nov 2011):

    I can see why this one is hot!! What a gorgeous photo....definitely gets my vote!!

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham said (7 Dec 2011):


  • Judy and Wayne Wanamaker

    Judy and Wayne Wanamaker said (7 Dec 2011):

    BTV This is one of my alltime favorite shots on JPG!

  • Bruce Miller

    Bruce Miller (Deleted) gave props (9 Dec 2011):

    I love this andrea

  • Roxana Brivent-Barnes

    Roxana Brivent-Barnes said (11 Dec 2011):

    Simply gorgeous!


    ROCIO GUILLEN gave props (20 Dec 2011):

    Beautiful Andrea! you have my vote.

  • Claire Crocker

    Claire Crocker gave props (27 Dec 2011):

    Superb shot!

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (29 Dec 2011):

    outstanding theme entry, Andrea! voted

  • ajtiM

    ajtiM (Deleted) said (31 Dec 2011):

    great capture! voted.

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece gave props (31 Dec 2011):

    Back to vote : )

  • Ronnie Ginnever

    Ronnie Ginnever gave props (6 Jan 2012):

    A beauty - voted!

  • Antje Woolum

    Antje Woolum (Deleted) gave props (15 Jan 2012):

    awesome! Love this shot... :) Yeah!!!

  • Massimo Bardelli

    Massimo Bardelli   gave props (19 Jan 2012):

    Lovely shot! voted

  • Tiia Vissak

    Tiia Vissak gave props (24 Jan 2012):

    a wonderful image! voted.

  • Yaz Hawkins

    Yaz Hawkins gave props (28 Jan 2012):

    Wow! Voted!

  • Lêda Nardelli

    Lêda Nardelli gave props (28 Jan 2012):


  • Geoff Plant

    Geoff Plant gave props (29 Jan 2012):

    absolutely BEAUTIFUL picture. my vote

  • Yasmina Baggili

    Yasmina Baggili (Deleted) gave props (29 Jan 2012):

    voted! This is great

  • Tiia Vissak

    Tiia Vissak gave props (9 Mar 2015):


  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen said (9 Mar 2015):

    It truly amazes on an image from that many years back the response and it gives me a bit of
    nostalgia but it is good to see there are some of the original members who are still left ...Thank
    you all so much for your support including those who have left and those who remain...I cherish
    every one of your kind words.

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) said (9 Mar 2015):

    Good to view this beautiful photo again. voted!


    SAURO DORIA gave props (9 Mar 2015):

    bellissima immagine, anche il ghiaccio è arte!

  • Susan B. Griffith

    Susan B. Griffith   said (9 Mar 2015):

    Wow, that looks like a window covered in feathers instead of frost. Nature's art.

  • Kathryn Meyer

    Kathryn Meyer gave props (9 Mar 2015):


  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon   gave props (10 Mar 2015):

    Gorgeous capture, Andrea, this is so very creative and beautiful! Voted! So nice to see the support that was given back then.. it was well deserved!

  • Jyri Vissak

    Jyri Vissak gave props (10 Mar 2015):

    Got my vote.

  • Barbara Kurth

    Barbara Kurth said (10 Mar 2015):

    Very cool ! Voted !

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece gave props (10 Mar 2015):

    I loved this when you first posted it and I still love it!!! Voted for sure!!!

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (11 Mar 2015):


  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (11 Mar 2015):

    Oh YEAH! Rad!

  • wendy stevenson

    wendy stevenson gave props (11 Mar 2015):

    what a fantastic unique and creative capture! love this!! voted!

  • Geoff Plant

    Geoff Plant gave props (12 Mar 2015):


  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (13 Mar 2015):


  • Frank Summers

    Frank Summers gave props (14 Mar 2015):


  • rekha nag

    rekha nag gave props (14 Mar 2015):

    Its a magical shot! The frost looks so beautiful!! My vote!

  • Carl Kuntze

    Carl Kuntze gave props (16 Mar 2015):

    Like Japanese embroidery.

  • Thad Zajdowicz

    Thad Zajdowicz (Deleted) gave props (17 Mar 2015):


  • Sheila Ping

    Sheila Ping   gave props (18 Mar 2015):

    outstanding! voted

  • Jeannie Blue

    Jeannie Blue gave props (19 Mar 2015):

    Love this! What an original entry for the category, and the macro detail in the frost is lovely.

  • Massimo Bardelli

    Massimo Bardelli   gave props (26 Mar 2015):

    BTV yeah, naturalmente :-)

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) said (31 Mar 2015):

    Great to see this beauty on the blog Andrea. Congrats!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (2 Apr 2015):

    Congrats on making the blog!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen said (2 Apr 2015):

    Thank you for your congrats...I am delighted this was featured...Hard to believe it was 2008
    when I posted this picture....I appreciate the comments and votes that I received on it since.

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