Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Everything else is gravy!

This is what I most wanted - shot along with a bazillion others at Corkscrew Swamp near Naples, FL. More to follow. I'm warm, and tired, and ecstatic!

24 comments:

Shellmo said...

Beautiful!!!

Roy said...

Hi Helen,
welcome back, beautiful image and colouring.

SweetAnnee said...

AWESOME
and I'm doing GooD..

Deena

George said...

This picture is absolutely gorgeous! I think bluebirds are my favorite birds.

Bird Girl said...

Oh, Helen!!! I'm so excited for you! I know you were waiting to get that gorgeous fella and you sure got a great one!

Bird Girl said...

Painted Bunting! YIPPEE!!!

Eve said...

You are a lucky woman Helen!!!

Arija said...

Helen, I have missed your posts. What with you away and me in hospital i have missed out on quite a bit. Glad you are back.

Tina said...

Ahh isn't it great! Naples and a blue..what more could you ask for!!
I'm jealous!

June said...

I was at Corkscrew last Friday...I always wonder when walking around places like that if I'm in the midst of someone I "know"...in this case we just missed!

Denise said...

That sounds absolutely divine Helen, so glad you are back posting again. I had to laugh at your comment, no that most definitely was not me, not in this lifetime anyhow. Fabulous picture of a most vividly colored little bird. He is exquisite.

Naturegirl said...

Gorgeous! Enjoy the sunshine in Florida! Love the idea of being sunkissed!

jeannette stgermain said...

Amazing -I would be ecstatic with a shot like this!

HANNIBAL said...

Wow, fantastic Painted! I need one! I'm so happy for you!

Jayne said...

Oh, my!! Just look at him!!! Whoooohoooo Helen! Welcome back! What a great offering for your return. I think I'd pee my pants if I saw one.

Marsha said...

I missed your posts but then you come back with a painted bunting! WOW, the wait was worth it...what a gorgeous, gorgeous bird!

Roses and Lilacs said...

What a beautiful photo. I missed your lovely bird photos to start my morning with a smile.
Marnie

Willard said...

Helen, A beautiful bird and a great capture. Looking forward to many more images from your trip.

TSannie said...

Painted bunting? Such a beautiful bird and i've only seen photos of them. What a wonderful photo you took there. You're correct, everything else IS just gravy! Congrats!

Chris said...

Hi Helen,
It is a wonderful shot. Congrats... A beautidul bird well captured.

Ken Conger Photography said...

Nice capture. I've waited by that Corkscrew feeder for hours for a bunting shot so I know the patience you needed for this image. Blue Skies and hope your trip continues to be productive.

Mary said...

How beautiful! I would love to see one! Glad to see you posting! We miss you!

fishing guy said...

Helen: What great colors on that bird.

Denise said...

He is beautiful Helen. Hey are you still down in Florida? It's snowing up here :) The snow is actually blowing sideway!!!!