It is hard to believe Spring is just a few days away (photographs from early this morning). It seems likely the next photographs posted here will be laden with fresh snow … the clouds are moving in – Winter is not through with us.
© Karen McRae, 2013
41 thoughts on “Feathered and Frosted”
As always, what incredible images you brought back from the wild !
And I’m pretty impressed that you are carrying full gear from
200~300 mm to life-size macro lens while strolling in the snow.
(on ski as well ?) What an incredible effort.
No skiing today ,but I do cart around a lot of gear. I often don’t use my long lens but if I don’t bring it along then often I wish I had. Thanks, Yoshizen!
Yah, it’s an irony isn’t it. Big accident kind happened, when ever I was
not with my camera. —- So, I accustomed to carry one, then nothing
happened = On the end I made a joke “I’m carrying a camera to
avoid the accident” 😀
I’m not sure I want to say good-bye to winter quite yet and I think I will get my wish. Snowing here too. These images are dipped in grace, as well as feathers and frost.
Yes, looks like a lot of snow coming this way!
Enjoy the snow you are having, Elena. Thank you!
oh wow, the birdie is so incredibly perfectly painterly coloured, did you 2 communicate? 🙂
Well, the little cardinal hung around for a while, she didn’t say anything though! : )
What a beautiful bird Karen. I hesitate to say we’ve had a glorious spring day here today, given you’re expecting more snow. Exquisite images as always. Spring will get to you very soon I’m sure. 🙂
Ah, one more big snow (maybe), I don’t really mind. You are right spring will come… : )
Beautiful photos Karen!
Thank you, Allen! : )
These are beautiful, Karen. I love birds and the little female cardinal is precious. Even though you are getting more snow, somehow the ice and frost seem tentative and the light certainly has changed from earlier photos.
The day started out sunny and beautiful – cold, though(!) but it warmed up pretty nicely. those little frost growths don’t last too long in the sun.
Yes, lots of snow expected, I guess I’ll be out playing in it tomorrow. : )
Thank you, Judy.
the ice crystals of the fifth take are gorgoeus (as the whole series)
Thank you very much, I love it when the tiny dead flowers grow new “blooms”. It amazes me!
That bird is my favorite, Karen. So intens and at the same time with your poetic softnes. Very differnt from my birds, in both ways.
Thank you, Bente. She just looked so lovely in today’s light.
Beautiful capture. Love the bird….makes me think of spring!
Those ice crystals you’ve captured are amazing. I love the simplicity & beauty in your images. So different to my own.
I’m wondering how that pretty little bird survives the cold, do you know Karen? Extra layers of feathers or something? My favourites here are the middle three though. I always like your colours – subtle and/or neutral – and I paticularly like the browns included here.
This is a whole late winter-early spring symphony! Beautiful.
The little outgrowths on the seed head are just wonderful – it looks as though it is trying on exotic hats to welcome spring! The air is just starting to feel autumnal here, which I love, summer has felt very long this year.
Beautiful images, Karen. Love the delicate colours of the bird.
Gorgeous little bird! Spring is such a tease..
Love the shot of the bird and how it’s color stands out against the gray background.
Absolutely loving these shots. The bird is absolutely darling. Awesome shot and the last photo is great.
Your winter collection during the season is great. We’ll see your winter art next winter. Looking forward to see warm and more colourful spring and summer picuters. Have a nice day!
What a beautiful depiction of morning So many rich layers & the bird is so delicately perfect the way you’ve intimated swirls and wind making up his/her world showing us a moment of stillness and pause.
Well, Autumn is very definitely making inroads in our neck of the woods, so your warmer weather is on its way. But we still get to enjoy these exquisite photos for a bit longer which us great!
nor here either, unfortunately! These are just lovely!
no 3 is so magical. love it/
The last photo is breathtaking.
That first shot is such a wonderful portrait of bird-ness. They’re all great shots. I’m sick of waiting for Spring.
A beautiful series. There is hope within them!
I feel better knowing I am not the only one still waiting for the spring :). But winter has its own bright side, and you are making the best out of it.
Your photos make winter look magical and inviting. I’m okay with it not being over if you continue to photograph the beauty of it!
The portrait of the lone bird gives hope! Spring is near.
Uffff…. Muy BUena Serie, La Primera Fotografía Es Impresionante, Me Encanta… Un Saludo
Love the detail, Karen…beautiful images.
I forgot to tell you. I love love love that little cardinal.
no need to reply.Carla