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Northern Cardinal

Northern Cardinal
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Copyright: angela LL (angela926) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 470 W: 19 N: 798] (3083)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-03-22
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 40 D, EF 75-300 mm f/4-5.6 III
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/400 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-03-22 14:46
Viewed: 3087
Points: 15
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This was taken at the Audubon Center in Greenwich Connecticut.


The brilliantly colored Northern Cardinal has the record for popularity as a state bird: in the United States, it holds that title in seven states. This common bird is a winter fixture at snow-covered bird feeders throughout the Northeast, but it only spread to New York and New England in the mid-20th century.

Medium-sized songbird.
Large crest on head.
Heavy, conical red bill.
Face surrounded by black.
Male entirely brilliant red.
Female grayish-tan with red tail and wings.

Size: 21-23 cm (8-9 in)
Wingspan: 25-31 cm (10-12 in)
Weight: 42-48 g (1.48-1.69 ounces)

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Vividly red and quite in focus..Well seen amongst the branches which give it a more natural flavor! Nicely done...and well noted!

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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2008-03-22 18:43]

Hello Angela,

Very nice colors, the Cardinal is very well seem in the middle of all those branches, nice POV and details


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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-03-22 19:43]

Hello Angela,
Super job on this brilliant composition Angela, thank you for sharing.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-03-23 11:32]

Hi Angela.
What a cute pose and glance of the cardinal. I like then a lot as well as the tree branch pattern, excellent DOF and combination of sharpness/blurriness, perfect composition, lights and colours. My compliments and TFS. Well done.

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  • cako Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 485 W: 0 N: 772] (3395)
  • [2008-03-23 13:49]

Hi Angela
This is a very nice composition of cardinal
moderate sharp
well done.

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2008-03-23 18:45]

Hola Angela.
Bella foto. muy hermosos colores en rojo de este Cardenal. Un exelente enfoque en el objetivo principal.
Muy buena la nota Angela.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-03-24 6:48]

Hello Angela, Cardinals are great, you've captured it very well, the pose and composition is very nice and the details are sharp, good light and exposure, well done, thanks!


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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-03-24 20:27]

Hello Angela

A wonderful composition ,the red of the cardinal is striking.
Excellent lighting.
The focus is sharp with lovely details,these birds are so beautiful.
I love to hear them calling in the woods.

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