Thursday, June 28, 2012

Skywatch and my backyard birds

I am linking my skies up with Skywatch Friday and Green-day-2
Running out the door to go to work I remembered my camera on this morning. I captured a few shots I liked of the the sunrise.



The sun looked like a huge red ball when I zoomed in close.

Later and back at home I saw a pretty blue sky and a great view of the moon.




One of my pretty female Cardinals.



One of my pretty Chipping Sparrows.

Our skies have been mostly clear but on this evening we had a few clouds that lit up with color during the sunset.




To see more beautiful skies from around the world please visit Skywatch Friday. Thanks to the hosts: Sylvia and Sandy. If you are seeing green please visit Green-day-2  Thanks to the host Fiona. Thanks, also for stopping by to see my skywatch and post. I wish everyone a safe and happy weekend.

64 comments:

  1. Lucky you had your camera--that pic of the sun is amazing...so colorful.

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  2. I always enjoy your photos - but that sunrise is magnificent! SO glad you caught it! Have a great day!

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  3. The sunset is wonderful and also the Moon shot. The Cardinal is stunning !

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  4. Such a beautiful sunrise! I also like the shot of the moon and the birds! Gorgeous shot of the cardinal!

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  5. Simply breathtaking!!! Amazing!!! Have a wonderful day!! Cathy

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  6. Beautiful sky captures and beyond precious bird faces you have here, Eileen.

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  7. Wow!Nice closeup shot of the sun.

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  8. Brilliant series of photos Eileen. Just gorgeous!

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  9. Wow, look at that sun. It doesn't look real. But your cardinal - gorgeous. The sparrow shot has a wonderful composition - blurry green back, scattered bits underneath.

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  10. Your sky images, the sun AND the moon are stupendous Eileen!! As are your bird photos, but as you know, I'm kinda partial to birds. :o)

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  11. Oh my god that sunrise is amazing!!! You always have the best sky/cloud shots!

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  12. Wow the colors on this sun are awesome! The two first pictures are splendid Eileen! I love the blue moon too, very peaceful shots. Got nice pictures!

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  13. Wow Eileen,
    those photos are wonderful
    absolutely beautiful.

    You could have them made into postcards they are so pretty.

    I am so impressed. Gorgeous.


    Happy weekend.

    Fiona x

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  14. What an incredible way to wake up in the morning!!! That happens over here sometimes. I'll get up and it's the moon that usually makes me head home and grab the camera:) Beautiful pink hues!

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  15. Gorgeous photos, Eileen... VERY hot here (94 right now and getting more and more humid)... YUK... Hope you aren't as hot there...

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  16. beautiful as always Eileen!

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  17. Wow...such beautiful and stunning photos for SWF,Eileen!Have a nice weekend!

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  18. Gorgeous skies and dramatic sunrise and a beautiful moon as well! I always love your wonderful birds! Superb captures, Eileen, as always! Wishing you a great weekend!

    Sylvia

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  19. Stunning sunrise!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  20. you have a way with that camera. you always capture interesting and beautiful things.

    My sky is here

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  21. What gorgeous pictures of the sunrise, the moon and the birds. Your photography blows me away.

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  22. Awe-inspiring skies Eileen....I'm so glad you got your camera. Love the birds as well,.of course.

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  23. Amazing pictures of sun and sunrise, could be a painting. Love your birds too.

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  24. Hi there, really enjoyed the female cardinal...you have some great close up shots...how lucky you are to have so many pretty birds...cheers.

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  25. Hi Eileen!
    This was a gorgeous sunrise! You get the best close ups of birds of anyone I know. Have a good weekend!

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  26. The sunrise is stunning and great shot of the moon and sunset too. Always love your bird shots.

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  27. Beautiful sunset photographs!

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  28. Beautiful post! Greetings from Brasov!

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  29. I like that female cardinal, I think they are just as handsome as the males.
    Saw my first chipping sparrow (at least to identify) in Yellowstone this trip. I probably saw them before I began to be so fanatical about identifying every bird I see.

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  30. wow, the sunrise shots are absolutely beautiful! i suddenly miss the sunrise.:p

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  31. Don't forget to always bring your camera, Eileen. I'm ready here to admire your shots :)

    http://www.womenandperspectives.com/2012/06/skywatch-sunset-seen-from-balcony.html

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  32. Your pictures are always so beautiful. Great shots.

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  33. Great pictures you show. Wishing you a good weekend :) Hanne Bente

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  34. Fantastic shots! Happy sky watching.

    My Sky.

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  35. Wundervolle Fotos, diese Farbe, diese Klarheit, echt klasse!

    Lieben Gruß
    CL

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  36. Wow - those shots of the sun are just magical!

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  37. Stunning skyscapes! Which reminds me: why haven't I taken a picture of the sky for so long? hmm

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  38. Wow, stunning shots of the sunrise, love them.
    Wish you a wonderful weekend.
    Mette

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  39. Oh my all the photos are gorgeous, but that first one, as the page opened in front of me is so beautiful.

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  40. Wow what amazing shots - that sun look huge. :))

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  41. Gorgeous sunrise photos. Love to see your feathered friends too. I'm visiting from Green Day.

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  42. What a breathtaking sunrise! and the birdlife around you are stunning, I'll have to try and get some pics of the birds around here (Cornwall, UK). The skies here have been a lot less inspiring...cloud cloud and cloud..
    (visiting from green day):)

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  43. Those are such beautiful nature shots, Eileen.
    -Karen

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  44. Wow what beautiful photographs.

    .... visiting from Fiona's Green Day.

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  45. The colours in your skies and those of your birds seemed to be coordinated. Very beautiful and most enjoyable post!

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  46. Thank you for your visit to my blog and your kind words.

    You have some stunning photos today. Simply stunning. Have a wonderful Friday :-)

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  47. I really like your sunrise photos, and your portraits of the birds are wonderful. I tried to get a picture of the moon last evening, but they weren't as good as your photo.

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  48. lovely photos - I love the pretty cardinals ;-)
    thanks for leaving a comment on my Skywatch Friday post.

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  49. Eileen, I'm stopping by from Fiona's Green Day. These pictures are just amazing. Wow, loved the red sun. Thank you for visiting my blog.

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  50. Super shot of the rising sun!

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  51. What an amazing sun and moon! Seeing a sun like that I think it's going to be a scorcher.

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  52. Absolutely beautiful photos! I'm jealous of your gorgeous moon shot, I can NEVER get good moon photos, try as I might. I love your bird friends, too. And your Gunpowder River photo looks so peaceful and inviting.

    I hope your skies remained as lovely and tranquil last night as they appear in these photos, and that you and your animal friends and favorite scenic spots are all safe and sound. Stay cool, and I hope that relief from the heat and storms comes very soon!

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  53. What stunning skies and sweet feathered-friends.

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  54. Wonderful photography. I think my favorite shot is the one of the moon.

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  55. Wonderful series of shots! Those first couple look a bit surreal. Glad you remembered your camera!

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  56. What beautiful photo's! I'm new to your blog and new to the blog world. I will be back to visit again soon. Thank you for sharing.

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  57. WOW! those sun shots are amazing!! and then the moon! and then the cardinal close-up....i love them all. but those big red sun shots are mesmerizing!

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Hello, Thanks for stopping by my blog. This is my blog about the birds I see, I hope you enjoy them as much as I do. They might not always be the best of photos because I like to keep photos as a record of where and when I see them.
I appreciate all your comments and I will always try to return the favor and visit your blog.

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Have a great day, Eileen