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Winter Berry

winter berry
Winter Berry

Jen did a wonderful Colors of Winter post, which encouraged me to get out and find some color before the snow started falling!  I did not find as much color as Jennifer did but I was happy to get out to find something!!

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28 responses

  1. You found wonderful color.

    5 January 2008 at 7:54 pm

  2. These are awesome, Tom! Beautiful color… Have you been back lately? Have the birdies and deer eaten them all yet?

    5 January 2008 at 8:16 pm

  3. wildstorm

    Gorgeous. You captured this color perfectly.

    5 January 2008 at 8:33 pm

  4. Beautiful…. I think they would look even lovelier in the snow!

    5 January 2008 at 10:11 pm

  5. Can you imagine how wonderful that photo would be with a white background? Keep looking and sharing your superb photos with us. I look forward to a great year of Tom’s posts!

    5 January 2008 at 10:14 pm

  6. @ Barb – thanks
    @ Jen – thanks and I walked by there today but was on my cell (and didn’t notice if they were still there)!
    @ wildstorm – thanks
    @ Sherri – thanks and I know it would look good. But I think I personally prefer the gray/brown backgound! But I do agree it would look nice!
    @ Mary – I will try my best, thanks!

    5 January 2008 at 11:07 pm

  7. Really nice contrast with the background. Great work, Tom.

    6 January 2008 at 12:36 am

  8. Mon@rch, you photography is beautiful. How did you learn to wield your camera so well?

    6 January 2008 at 12:42 am

  9. Such pretty winter color you found!!

    6 January 2008 at 9:01 am

  10. Nice! But you’ve made me homesick for the winterberries I left behind in Virginia.

    6 January 2008 at 10:04 am

  11. Mon@arch,
    This is a stunning photo. I like the way you put the berries right up front. When I was out in the brown, grey woods last weekend, I sat down to rest on a log. A cardinal lit on a bush in front of me. The color, quite common in spring, just bowled me over. I couldn’t take my eyes off of it.

    6 January 2008 at 10:18 am

  12. Nice color! I love the red contrasting against a winter pallet. My cheap camera doesn’t like the color red or yellow close up, good work.

    6 January 2008 at 10:30 am

  13. @ Marvin – thanks!
    @ Trixie – thanks and after taking a bazillion pictures, you do get a few good ones out of the bunch!
    @ Pam – thanks
    @ Wren – sorry, but sometimes homesick is a good thing!
    @ Caroline – thanks and I love things up close and personal! Like your Cardinal, it is hard to forget about it when you see them that way!
    @ Chicago – thanks and Red and Yellows are tough! But still have to try, especially when you see something red!

    6 January 2008 at 11:04 am

  14. Thank goodness for some of that beautiful color. Otherwise everything is just so drab in the winter between snow storms. All our snow melted last night and everything is back to just ugly gray. I’ll have to take a closer look and find some color, too.

    6 January 2008 at 12:07 pm

  15. Tomek

    Hey! Nice still life shot. By the way, we saw a hawk perched on the fence next to our bird feeder (probably looking to get some of those sparrows that come down to eat). Any clue what kind of hawk, kite, etc. would live up here?

    6 January 2008 at 5:59 pm

  16. Lisa at Greenbow

    The berries are beautiful. I bet they really shine in the snow.

    I thought of you this weekend when we were at a Nature Center and they had a salamander in a terrarium. I would love to see one in the wild. I don’t think of salamanders as being around here. I just don’t know where to look for them probably.

    6 January 2008 at 8:21 pm

  17. @ Erie – We do need color from time to time! Thanks and can’t wait to see what color you find!
    @ Tomek – thanks and probably a coopers hawk! That would be my guess! You capture any pictures?
    @ Lisa – thanks and did they have any Salamanders in there? In the wild (during the summer) turn over some logs!

    6 January 2008 at 11:33 pm

  18. Just beautiful contrast of the very red berries in the winter!

    7 January 2008 at 6:54 am

  19. Tomek

    I knew I could count on you! Yeah. I just looked it up in my Peterson’s guide and that is definately it. The pictures were taken kind of impromptu with my cell phone, so they are really small and of shoddy quality. Thanks for the identification though.

    7 January 2008 at 9:32 am

  20. It’s like being at a carnival or a Mexican birthday party with loud, colorful pinatas. Stunning!

    7 January 2008 at 11:52 am

  21. red berries in winter, very beautiful.

    7 January 2008 at 12:19 pm

  22. Very nice. Reminds me of the yaupon holly trees all around our house. 🙂

    7 January 2008 at 12:33 pm

  23. Grace

    There were winterberries last year across from the covered bridge. A flock of 50 or so Cedar Waxwings were eating them. It was great to see.

    7 January 2008 at 2:02 pm

  24. @ Jayne – thanks!
    @ Tomek – You described common behavior of them! Glad you were able to figure out your newest visitor!
    @ TR – thanks and kind is!
    @ Nita – thanks
    @ Lana – thanks and winter berry are a holly bush!
    @ Grace – not sure if I have seen that bush before! Great place for the waxwings!

    7 January 2008 at 7:08 pm

  25. I love winter color. All the grays to me are beautiful.

    7 January 2008 at 10:51 pm

  26. Is this what the Cardinals eat to stay so red all winter?

    8 January 2008 at 10:22 am

  27. @ Toni – thanks and love the colors also!
    @ Joan – not sure but one of these days I need to tell the story how the woodpecker got its red coloring!

    8 January 2008 at 8:46 pm

  28. lvn600

    Great colors! -almost makes me wish I was a bird looking for some winter berries.

    9 January 2008 at 9:53 pm

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