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Lee (Fort Frances Ontario, Canada) on 26 February 2009 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

This little female repoll just looked so smug and content. It just wanted to be photographed. Usually observed in the tundra. Some winters flocks migrate to southern Canada and the Northern U.S. It is a tame bird that allows close approach and does not fight over territory. Please enjoy.

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Didier from somewhere, France

Beautiful shot

26 Feb 2009 5:50am

jamesy from christchurch, New Zealand

Oh I am enjoying very much. What a great shot I don't know how you do it. Do you publish these? If not you should

26 Feb 2009 6:02am

@jamesy: I am glad you enjoy my photos. It pleases me knowing people other than myself enjoy my captures. I have not published anything as yet. A goal of mine is to find someone to assist me in getting started. I'm hoping that will happen this year. However, I plan on posting daily.

john4jack from Corvallis, United States

Absolutely superb in every way, Lee!

26 Feb 2009 6:20am

Mathilde from Fontainebleau, France

Still a very moving! Great shot

26 Feb 2009 6:53am

EYES WIDE SHUT from United Kingdom

Utterly beautiful, superbly captured

26 Feb 2009 7:31am

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

What a lovely bird, you've composed it so beautifully :)

26 Feb 2009 9:45am

Veronelle from Lens, France

beautifull bird, :-))

26 Feb 2009 10:17am

Pradeep from India

Terrific capture...nicely composed :)

26 Feb 2009 11:18am

@Pradeep: Thank you for stopping by, please visit again.

vu@granby - Wolfgang from Granby, Québec, Canada

Another postcard perfect shot, very good!

26 Feb 2009 1:34pm

Sandrine from Cincinnati, United States

Too cute!

26 Feb 2009 2:01pm

Diane Schuller from Hythe, Canada

how incredible to capture this redpoll so close. Great detail

26 Feb 2009 3:15pm

@Diane Schuller: Thank you for visiting. Please visit again.

Ajay from Pune, India

Thank you for your visit to my photos, Lee. I see you also very a collection some creative shots here.

26 Feb 2009 3:28pm

@Ajay: Thank you for stopping by, please visit again.

Anouk from Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Beautiful photo of this cute bird!!!

26 Feb 2009 3:30pm

@Anouk: Thank you for dropping by. Please visit again.

Don from spokane, United States

This little beauty does look quite secure and content with herself perched on this branch. A fine close up with all the detail and color I like! Nicely done.

26 Feb 2009 3:45pm

Hema Iyer from Bangalore, India

She really looks very content. Great shot.

26 Feb 2009 4:04pm

Marie LC from France, France

Beautiful shot and bird

26 Feb 2009 4:34pm

KC from Jackson Wyoming, United States

Very nice shots of the birds (today and yesterday)

26 Feb 2009 5:17pm

Moridi from Tehran, Iran

A beautiful shot.
My photo is Duck (2009-02-18).

26 Feb 2009 6:15pm

Pied Crow from Nairobi, Kenya

Sweet, compact and tidy bird, beautifully captured.

26 Feb 2009 6:52pm

Ben from Harz, Germany

nice... i try to do shots like this, but the bird always fly away... i think my zoom is too low...

26 Feb 2009 7:49pm

@Ben: Ben, yes the lens does make a difference. You would not care to see the discarded shots of branches and perches I have. (you know, the ones after the bird flew) We all end up with countless numbers of these. However, I've learned with birds and animals - patience is a virtue. I good shot makes up for days worth of trying.

shallowregret from Kongsberg, Norway

it sure looks like its posing, impressive catch

26 Feb 2009 9:42pm

Vinman from Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom

I like the complimentary tones in this shot and the framing of the bird within the branches. Well seen.

26 Feb 2009 11:06pm

Marion from Liberty Township, United States

a very cute and adorable capture of a truly satisfied-looking bird :) Wonderful shot! I really enjoyed it.

27 Feb 2009 2:09am

mats from Houston, United States

I wouldn't try to cross this ladybird. Nice shot Lee.

27 Feb 2009 2:11am

Denise from Perry, United States

Such a beautiful closeup shot, I am enjoying.

1 Mar 2009 3:13am

Mary from PA, United States

Wow!! What a beauty!! I've never seen these here in PA of the US. So I really enjoy seeing this.....Thanks :)

2 Mar 2009 1:52am

Rémi Côté from Saguenay, Canada

We have the same around here.

Nice capture!

5 Mar 2009 3:16am

@Rémi Côté: Thank you

Magda from Canada

beautiful bird! beautiful photograph

6 Mar 2009 7:25am

@Magda: Thank you