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Northern Cardinal

Northern Cardinal
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Copyright: Everton De Melo (demeve) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-12-23
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS Rebel XTI (400D), Canon EF 75-300 f/4.0-5.6 USM
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds of Arizona [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-03-04 11:29
Viewed: 3558
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Thanks to Jane who spot my mistake! It's actually a Northern Cardinal.

n the United States, the Northern Cardinal is the mascot of a number of athletic teams. In professional sports, it is the mascot of the St. Louis Cardinals of baseball's National League and the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League. In college athletics, it is the mascot many schools, including the University of Louisville, the State University of New York at Plattsburgh, Ball State University, Illinois State University, Iowa State University, the Catholic University of America, and Wesleyan University. It is also the state bird of North Carolina, West Virginia, Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, and Virginia. Consequently, it is the state bird of more states than any other species.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-03-04 11:33]

Hi Everton. What a beauty you have here . such bright colours. i love the pose with its head turned to one side , i often find they hear the camera and look around. very good detail in the feathers. well done TFS.

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  • Heaven Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 123 N: 2341] (7912)
  • [2008-03-04 11:48]

Hi Everton!

We don't know each other yet, and I thought it would be fine to have a look at your picture because we are neighbours in the gallery. And I'm happy I've done so: the picture with the bird (such a difficult name) is marvellous: great sharpness, underlined by the blurred background, and a delightful composition with the diagonal of the branch.

Kind regards


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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-03-04 12:18]

Hi Everton,

With the red beak this must be a Cardinal who seems to be molting. Nice shot and a beautiful pose. I'm glad you posted this - I want this camera and lens even more now! I'm still researching. Thanks for your help.


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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-03-04 12:19]

Hello Everton,
Very fine shot of this bright coloured male. I like its pose and the sharp focus on the eye and beak. Nice light and it stands out very nicely against the grey background. Well done.
TFS and regards, Ulla

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-03-04 12:53]

Hola Everton,
bella captura y foco...
color y bonita actitud del pájaro.

Yes, jaycee is right. This is a Cardinal - a young male from the looks of him.

Bonita toma de este ave desconocida para mí. Buena luz y colores aunque la profundidad de campo parece algo justa. Gracias por tu amable comentario.
Saludos: Josep Ignasi Tejedor.

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-03-04 15:07]

Hi Everton

Great POV combined with good focus and excellent exposure and lovely colour. Lovely posting.



hello Everton

excellent shot of this Northern Cardinal with his lovely pose,
i love the POV of your image and the vertical framing like the birds pose,
lovely luminosity of the image, excellent sharpness & details, TFS



Great capture of the cardinal,
I like the tilt in his head,
Very well done,


Hello Everton,
this is very nice capture for the very beautiful cardinal, which one of the most popular birds on TN. But I enjoy to see their shots very much. Great portraite with sharp details, great composition, POV and superb colors. good notes always
TFS, best wishes

Hello Everton,
very good size posting of the beautiful Cardinal!
beautiful colouration of the bird in good sharpness and details
well done

Nice shot of this Cardinal. They always make good subjects if you can get them to sit still long enough. I like the diagonal branch and the head profile pose. Nice job.

Hi Everton,
wonderfull portrait of this splendid specimen of cardinal
colours are just splendid, perfect focus and very nice composition,

Hello Everton,

Very nice composition and POV. Good pose of this bird. Good sharpness. Beautiful light and colours.

Hi Everton, very good pose of this Cardinal. He's perfectly positioned in the frame with that cocked head of his. Very good focus on this guy, you've picked up excellent detail, on his plumage and that eye. Very nice colour.

Thanks, John

lovely shot

Hi Everton
Wonderful shot
Lovely color
Fine detail
Great catchlite in eye
tfs jon

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2008-03-05 7:13]

Hello Everton
Beautiful presentation.Well composed image.Good POV and very sharp image .Great details in the plumage and lovely pose.I lIke that catch light in the eye.
TFS Michel

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-03-05 12:17]

Hello Everton,
Fantastic close-up of this Cardinal. Amazing details in the plumage and wonderful colours. Great pose and composition.

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2008-03-06 4:32]

Hi Everton,
Great shot, the colours are beautiful and the pose you have cuaght here is great, i like th eye contact. Very good exposure and DOF too, well done.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-03-06 9:09]

Hello Everton

A lovely capture of this beautiful cardinal.
Superb clarity,the focus is sharp and the details are excellent.
Lovely eye contact and catch light.
The colours are rich and vivid.
Wonderful POV.


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