Female Rose Breasted Grosbeak magnified

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© Andrea Petersen
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According to my earnest expectation and my hope, that in nothing I shall be ashamed...but that with all boldness as always, so now also Christ shall be magnified in my body, whether it be by life or by death...Philippians 1:20

The Rose breasted Grosbeaks
Have hopes and expectation
To reach their destination.
They must be bold
Until the day they die....
May they remain strong...
Wherever they fly...
Whether their journey
Be short or long...
Poetry by me AJP

The Grosbeaks are migratory birds and it is always nice to see them in the spring. Again I shot a macro of just the upper portion of the female as I did also of the male Grosbeak in my previous picture...She was glancing over her shoulder on this shot just before she flew away from the feeder.

12 responses

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (16 May 2011):

    Such a beautifully clear capture of this lovely bird.

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (17 May 2011):

    This is such a wonderful shot!! A great pose and so much detail in the feathers!! Excellent!

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (17 May 2011):

    Terrific macro, Andrea. I think she's just as pretty as the male even though she is much less colorful.

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (17 May 2011):

    AHA! The Mrs.of the family. I really like this POV. Excellent closeup

  • Judy and Wayne Wanamaker

    Judy and Wayne Wanamaker gave props (17 May 2011):

    A wonderful POV! The details in her coloring and feathers is remarkable! Very beautiful capture, Andrea!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen said (17 May 2011):

    Thank you all for the comments...I agree Susan that the female Grosbeaks are not as colorful as the male...but that seems to the be way it is for many of the bird species..The female Grosbeaks redeeming feature are their eyes which are big and luminous.

  • sandeep mishra

    sandeep mishra gave props (18 May 2011):

    Beautiful shot..Andrea each one in this series is a remarkable capture!

  • Yasmina Baggili

    Yasmina Baggili (Deleted) gave props (18 May 2011):

    This is a fantastic macro! Wonderful picture Andrea

  • Loraine Reynolds

    Loraine Reynolds said (18 May 2011):

    Love it!

  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon   gave props (18 May 2011):

    I love this pose of her.. and her markings are so perfectly designed to blend in with her nest and surroundings I guess. This is a fabulous capture!!

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece gave props (19 May 2011):

    Excellent shot - I love it, Andrea!

  • Roxana Brivent-Barnes

    Roxana Brivent-Barnes said (22 May 2011):

    Another pretty one, love them all!

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