Friday, June 24, 2011

Girls of the Vermilon River. A Post to Camera Critters And Scenic Sunday.

Female Purple Finch


This post is all about girls. Really about how distinctive they are despite their consorts rather flamboyant colours.

Look closely at the plumage of this young lady and you'll see incredible markings in beiges, browns and almost whites.

The female Goldfinches below are not as dramatic as the male, but still pretty colourful.

Female Purple Finch.


Female Goldfinch.


Female Goldfinch.


Female Evening Grosbeak.


Female Grosbeak.






Certainly the Female Evening Grosbeak is a beauty in her own right, although she's not as blatant as her consort.

Female Grosbeak.


Female Pine Sisken


Female Pine Sisken.





Again, the most incredible markings set off with a bold yellow slash on this young lady.

Downy


Female Downy.





Here Mother Nature's pulled another little change making these gals the image of the male but leaving off the red patch on the head.

Female Downy.





A Post to Camera Critters @ http://camera-critters.blogspot.com/  and Scenic Sunday @ http://scenicsunday.blogspot.com/

42 comments:

  1. Great captures Gary! I love the goldfinch and the last shot of the downy is just perfect!

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  2. hurray for ladies' day!!! :) they're all beautiful. that grosbeak mrs. is just so pretty!

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  3. Oh, the little lady Pine Siskin. She's so dainty looking. Loved the girls, many of whom we don't see around here.

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  4. Beauties. I don't know how you can capture such close and clear images!

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  5. Beautiful set Gary... The grosbeak are wonderful!

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  6. Beautiful photos, you got to see many birds. I looked on your previos post to and I really liked the butterfly! (I also recognized the unknown flower as Columbine.) Have a nice weekend!

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  7. The equipment and the forest I live in, Grace.

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  8. You are surrounded by beautiful girls Gary :)

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  9. That goldfinch looks so lovely - great photographs.

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  10. Such lovely captures, they seem quite friendly to you.

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  11. Wonderful series, Gary. I particularly love the Evening Grosbeak!

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  12. What a gorgeous set of shots. I agree that the brown and beige markings are very pretty.

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  13. Fabulous shots of the birds.

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  14. Nice shots again Gary. Keep 'em coming.

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  15. Nice shots, Gary. I agree that the females are lovely in their own rights.

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  16. What a lovely bunch of ladies! :-)

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  17. brilliant, beautiful shots!! beautiful ladies indeed! hope you could also come visit my entry at http://bustlingbangkok.info/the-kings-park/

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  18. I am Birgitta, so is Boom !!

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  19. They seem to pose don't they, Indrani?

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  20. Wow, wonderful shots of these beautiful birds!

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  21. You always have such beautiful pictures of these darlings.
    I want to visit and go on a birding hike with you!

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  22. Beautiful birds with exquisite colors. Wonderful series.

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  23. They are beauties!! Violetsky.

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