The colour red

Three photos today, all linked by the colour red (or perhaps, orange).

First, a red admiral butterfly.

Next, a red crow. This was taken as the sun was very low in the sky, hence the unusual cast of colour across its wing and beak.

Finally, a red sky…

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Camera note: all shots taken with the Canon 7D EF and 400mm f/5.6L USM lens.

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20 Comments

  1. gdare October 16, 2011 at 9:10 am #

    Red crow?
    *googles*

    I`ve found this list but there is no red crow :left:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Corvus_species

  2. SittingFox October 16, 2011 at 9:10 am #

    :up: Beautiful sunset and nice hue on the crow. That butterfly looks a bit worse for wear!

  3. Words October 16, 2011 at 7:10 pm #

    Darko, and you trust wikipedia? 😉

  4. Words October 16, 2011 at 7:10 pm #

    Adele, thanks! The butterfly was a bit tatty but I guess it's late season for them. The light on the crow was a bonus. I took a sequence and it only shows on a couple of them when the angle was right.

  5. Words October 16, 2011 at 7:10 pm #

    Erwin, thanks!

  6. cakkleberrylane October 18, 2011 at 2:10 am #

    Lovely shots! Poor butterfly!

  7. serola October 18, 2011 at 12:10 pm #

    Red is popular these days :coffee:

    Originally posted by gdare:

    I`ve found this list but there is no red crow

    :yes: There is collared crow 😀

  8. gdare October 18, 2011 at 1:10 pm #

    😆

  9. serola October 18, 2011 at 1:10 pm #

    I recall there once was those search toolbars where one could quickly 'search in page' and show all instances of search words. I wonder if there is such thing available for Opera :sherlock:

  10. Words October 18, 2011 at 10:10 pm #

    Lois, I'm always amazed at how battered butterflies can become and yet they can still fly perfectly well.

  11. Words October 18, 2011 at 10:10 pm #

    Sami, Opera highlights all the matching phrases but I guess that's not what you mean.

  12. Words October 18, 2011 at 10:10 pm #

    Sami, well spotted 😉

  13. serola October 19, 2011 at 8:10 am #

    Originally posted by Words:

    Opera highlights all the matching phrases but I guess that's not what you mean.

    Hmm… How does that work? If I use search field on toolbar, then at least I don't see there a tool highlight those words on document currently open.

  14. Words October 20, 2011 at 12:10 am #

    I just hit the "full stop" key which opens the search box and then type a word. Opera highlights the first one on the page in green. All the rest on the page are highlighted in yellow. I use F3 to jump through them. I don't think I've tweaked anything to get this!

  15. ICU109 October 20, 2011 at 12:10 am #

    our goldfinches up over here in Michigan don't have red heads, but black there instead and a bit more yellows and browns and such a sweet song!!!! alas, my birdfeeder was left at the other house we had to move out of near 3 years ago. boo hoo!

  16. serola October 20, 2011 at 7:10 am #

    Originally posted by Words:

    I just hit the "full stop" key which opens the search box and then type a word.

    :doh: The good old 'find in page search' :up: But that requires I have to write the key words again for example after Google search.

    Anyway, enough off-topic at least from my behalf, sorry about that 😮

    Since I have not said it yet, I especially like that crow picture :happy:

  17. ICU109 October 20, 2011 at 11:10 am #

    yes, wow that crow caught the light just right – we usually see the blues refracted off their feathers.

  18. Words October 20, 2011 at 6:10 pm #

    Kathy, it's so confusing with bird names. Your goldfinches are much more gold in colour, and slightly thicker set. Our robins are also completely different to yours, though both are cute birds. I was watching to see if the sun would catch the crow. It just caught the light for a moment.

  19. ICU109 October 23, 2011 at 11:10 pm #

    you are right, your robins ARE little small roundish wrenish things and ours much bigger. weird how the names seem same. If you are patient, you MAKE the picture, you don't just take the picture. that shows you as a true artist!

  20. Wulpen October 19, 2012 at 8:10 pm #

    Beautiful play with the light