Kids grow up so fast!
It seems just weeks ago that I photographed Princess Goldie: a jaw-dropping, distinctive, golden-plumed female Cardinal in her adolescent days, and…
Come to think, it
was just weeks ago! And now…?
I saw Goldie again today, and quite miraculously she’s kept her golden plumage, while filling out and growing the orange-red crest and beak of a mature female!
You don’t have to be a male Cardinal to be love-struck.
Below you may compare several more shots of the adult Goldie with a couple of previously-unpublished photos of Goldie in her youth. Which do you like best?
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2 in a collection of 6 photographs. Her crest has turned vermillion and her golden features are fuller, but this is manifestly the same Princess Goldie whose distinctive coloring stopped me in my tracks several weeks ago.
#3 in a collection of 5 photographs. I love this little Cardinal so much that I can’t resist dropping close to show more detail!
#4 in a Collection of 6 Photographs
#5 in a collection of 6 photographs. Now we flash back a few weeks ago to Goldie in her pale adolescence, with her blond feathers sharp and new, and her beak and crest not yet mature.
#6 in a Collection of 6 Photographs. And last, another previously unpublished photo of Princess Goldie as she looked back in July, as an adolescent.
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Arthur P. Johnson
Arthur P. Johnson is an award-winning creative professional with 30+ years of experience in advertising, product development, screen writing, and television and web production. He has loved photography all his adult life and now he's doing it all the time. It's exciting, exhausting and scary, and he wouldn't have it any other way.
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