Gorgeous Male Models

The late afternoon sun lit up the runway (otherwise known as my back deck railing) and this gorgeous male model seemed pleased to pose for a few pictures.  I love how his crown looks perfectly styled.



Then, just before sunset, I stepped into the front yard and found another male cardinal who had no objections to the clicking of my camera.  This fellow was molting a bit, but he still looks quite handsome.  Again, I think it’s the fanned out crown feathers that make him so captivating.




Good thing my hubby is secure and doesn’t mind that I spend my time with such attractive males!

About kathydoremus

Wife, mother, daughter, and friend. One who dabbles in writing, thinks in rhyme, and is utterly unable to escape the allure of alliteration:) Amateur nature photographer. A backyard bird watcher, a hiker of non-strenuous trails to waterfalls, and a fan of Atlanta sports teams. Driver of an orange Jeep Renegade who goes by the name of Earl. One who is nourished by silence, solitude, and a good cup of coffee. A lover of God’s Word and the riches that are hidden there. An extremely ordinary jar of clay who longs to see and be satisfied by the glory of God, and to somehow display that in my everyday life.
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17 Responses to Gorgeous Male Models

  1. aussiebirder says:

    Simply stunning Kathy!

  2. His “intermediate” plumage actually goes perfectly with his punk-rock star hairdo…. err, “featherdo”? 😉

  3. Jodi says:

    beautiful – we have a bunch of these hotties around here too 🙂

  4. Lovely photos, Kathy!

  5. Jill Kuhn says:

    Love your Post Title and your Cardinal photos are a “10” in my opinion! 😊😊😊

  6. He’s got the ‘do and also the strut! I love them all ❤ 😀

  7. kathydoremus says:

    He definitely had the strut and the pose perfected! 🙂

  8. cherthmng says:

    Thank you for sharing your beautiful photography. The bird photos are stunning. You must have so much patience, and I really want to know what camera you use.. We don’t have Cardinals here in Oregon, so it’s nice to see other species. Where are you located? Thanks again. P.S. Is it ok to use your models for my doodles and painting attempts?

    • kathydoremus says:

      Thanks for the kind words. I use a Canon SX50HS (so easy to use!) for almost all of my bird pictures. It has good zoom.
      I live in the outskirts of Atlanta and am blessed with a lot of birds that visit my feeders. And I would be honored if you drew, doodled, or painted any of my pictures. I figure, if God doesn’t mind my taking pictures of His handiwork, then I certainly don’t mind others using mine!

  9. Wow, these are absolutely gorgeous!!! The red of his feathers looks even brighter in front of the green background!!! Stunning!!!

  10. Perfectly precious and sweet! I love all these images — really wonderful!

    Did you know you can mute your camera so it doesn’t make the clicking sound? I discovered this when I was messing around with the settings and I found it helped a lot when sitting on the porch snapping pictures, because the birds weren’t frightened away by the sound. Of course, it took me a bit to get used to the camera NOT making the shutter sound and at first I didn’t think it was actually taking photos! LOL I had forgotten I had turned the sound off and was like, “why isn’t this working???” Haha 😀

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