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Northern Cardinal (Male)


Northern Cardinal (Male)
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Copyright: Ron Warner (tuslaw) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-01-10
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 5D Mark11
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/320 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite Bird photos -2- [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2015-01-14 19:54
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Favorites: 1 [view]
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The weather has been very cold and snowy here in Ohio since Christmas and the birds have been very active at the feeders.

I spotted this contented looking Northern Cardinal just sitting on the frozen ground, as if enjoying a few sporadic rays of sunshine. As you can see from it's long shadow, the sun sets very low on the horizon even in the middle of the day, during the winter months.

Cardinals are one of the few birds that stay here all winter long, not migrating south like some of our other birds. I love seeing their bright red plumage against a white blanket of freshly fallen snow.

For more info on the Northern Cardinal click here

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Pretty picture Ron, congratulations.

gr.Yves

hallo Ron
this is very nice to see
great colours and good sharpness
thanks gr lou

Hello Ron,
I am impressed by the magnificent sharpness and details of this image. The composition is wonderful. Very nice colors and outstanding clarity. It is a superb capture of a spendid bird. Lovely contrast against the white snow.
Marius.

Hello Ron

The white snow brings out superbly the red of the cardinal,
in a very beautiful light, great focus, sharpness, and details,
at this moment that I am viewing your photo it is the best
Northern Cardinal photo I have ever seen, TFS

Asbed

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-01-15 15:13]

Hi Ron,the snow is overxposed but it was impossible to make different to show the best of this cardinal in a clear way.Magnificent specie and great details too,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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  • smitha Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 348 W: 73 N: 1165] (4409)
  • [2015-01-15 18:09]

Hello Ron,
Red on white!!It really looks happy enjoying the sunlight.
Sharp and fine details, Ron.
Thanks for the share,
Smitha.

Hello Ron - You are lucky to see such species; I mean colorful species in your country. Well captured with splendid color and sharpness. Thanks for sharing with informative NOTE. Regards and have a nice WE - Srikumar / Thanks for your time which you have spend to find out the species which I had posted. I found that species(if I am right) and added NOTE too. Have a nice day..

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