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Fall color cardinal

Fall color cardinal
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Copyright: Michel Martineau (MMM) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-11-09
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 30D, Canon EF500/4L IS
Exposure: f/4, 1/1600 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): 80-89 Points I, Pentaxfriend's favorites [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-01-04 19:08
Viewed: 4221
Points: 84
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I'm posting an image from my archive since that I was not able to go in the field since mid November.One thing that I like about that image is that the subject color matcnwell whit the fall Bg and that the beq color make a nice contrast whit the overall colorsof the presentation.I will be back on a more regular basis using new equipment.

From North American Bird Encyclopedia
Crested long¸tailed woodland bird whit large triangular bill.Male bright red whit blach face .Female olive - buff whit reddish -buff.

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GREAT focusing job.
Mario from COLD COLD Calgary.

Hi Michel,
An excellent shot on this lady cardinal. Well composed and framed in this nice soft light. A spot on exposure has rendered beautiful colors and sharp detail. Looks great!

Brown colours dominate this one Michel and then the red almost orange...in the light it gives almost a surreal colour effect. Very nice...I'll bet you were happy to get this image. It is a fine one in that it doesn't overwhelm the eye and is actually very pleasing...

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-01-04 19:42]

Hi Michel,

She is beautiful. The colors, lighting, background, details are all wonderful. She is perched so nicely and out in the open with no branches to hide her. Excellent shot.


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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2008-01-04 20:10]

Bonjour Michel,

Cette prise est de toute beautée.La pose,la netteté,l'exposition et les couleurs.
Bravo pour la qualité d.image.
Merci et bonne année.

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-01-04 21:27]

Hello Michel,
Great posting Michel, beautiful colors and sharp details in a nice composition. Michel we need to see more of your archives, thanks for sharing.

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-01-04 21:29]

HI Michel,
Just marking this wonderful post for now and will be back with a proper critique later.

Wonderful image of the Fall Cardinal, Michel.
I like the wholesome brown abbience in this picture.
TFS and regards.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-01-05 0:24]

Hola Michel.
perfecta captura y hermosos colores y tonos,
bello trabajo y realización...

Hello Michel,
A pleasant composition with a lovely bird!
Great details in the plumage, and the fine pose adds attraction value...
DOF spot on makes the subject stand out with a 3-D feeling!
Pablo -

:-) OK-

Hello Michel !
This is such a beautiful picture ! I particularly like the warm colors, it's good to see some sunny pictures when the world is grey and rainy outside the windows ! :-) Excellent details, wonderful composition and POV, splendid blurred BG, and of course a beautiful pose from your cute friend. Very well done !

Bonjour Michel,
Oh!! This is beautiful indeed and thanks for sharing!!
excellent exposure and focus with best DOF
super sharpness, vivid colour and details of the bird
very well done and composed!!
well done

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-01-05 2:17]

Hello Michel,
Very beautiful capture of the female Cardinal from a nice POV. Great sharpness and fine colours against the well matching soft background. Well done!
TFS, Ulla

Dear Michel
Wonderful shot of this colorful Cardinal,
perfect details,composition and BG,Superb shot.

Best wishes for 2008

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  • dejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 344 W: 51 N: 520] (2242)
  • [2008-01-05 2:34]

Hello Michel,
nice capture of this cute cardinal, beautiful warm colors and great details
regards, Dejan

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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2008-01-05 3:27]

Hi Michel,

This is a beautiful bird. I like the colors in this photo a lot. I think I would have cropped it a bit more. Especially on the right side. For the rest: great shot.


Hello Michel,

Beautiful picture of this cardinal. Good POV and focus.
Very nice colours.

amazing colours ! TFS Ori

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2008-01-05 7:10]

Hi Michel!

Amazing shot of this beautifull bird. Lovely light and brown colours. Great quality. Clear composition. Really good work!

Bonjour Michel,

Un beau cardinal sur la branche ne semble pas inquiet de la présence du photographe. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails et les couleurs de l'oiseau. Une belle réussite, merci du partage.


Hello Michel,
Very good image; excellent compo.
Beautiful bird you capture. Pose and perching are neat.
Well done

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-01-05 8:11]

Hi Michel.
My best wishes in 2008 New Year. Very nice coloration of the picture. The composition of the image is superb as ell as the POV, excellent details and sharpness of the bird and twig. Well done and TFS. More new photos and often TN visiting.

Bonjour Michel,
Encore grandiose, magnifique ce Bg qui met tellement bien cet oiseau en valeur.

très belle photo
pour les couleurs je verrai bien un petit coup d'autolevel avec photoshop, néanmoins la photo est très bien comme ça, c'est juste une idée qui m'est tout de suite venu

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-01-05 11:19]

Hello Michel,
What a great unity of colours in this photo. Very beautiful. Very sharp and a good POV and composition.

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  • RP1 Gold Star Critiquer [C: 154 W: 1 N: 6] (251)
  • [2008-01-05 12:55]

Salut Michel,
Superbe photo avec beaucoup de détails. Comme tu dit,les couleurs vont bien avec le BG. Un oiseau percher comme celui-ci fait toujours une belle photo.

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  • lizzie Gold Star Critiquer [C: 207 W: 0 N: 605] (2855)
  • [2008-01-05 16:05]

Bonjour Michel,

Wow, quelle superbe prise de cette Cardinal. Elle est très gracieuse, les couleurs sont fantastiques et quelle belle lumière chaleureuse sur elle. Bravo!


salut Michel

superbe photo de cette femelle cardinal rouge,
il est vrai que les couleurd automnal de l'arrière-plan se marient bien avec les couleurs du cardinal et les couleurs de ce dernier
se détachent très bien du fond de même couleur ou presque

une belle lumière dans l'ensemble de l'image, les détails
du plumage sont excellents également le pov et le cadrage



Hi Michel,
Well composed, I like the detail I see and the soft light..The bird stands out well in the frame, despite the similar color. I like it :)

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-01-06 4:08]

Hello Michel,
Fine capture of a female Northern Cardinal in excellent lighting and thogh the bokeh BG is asimilar colour she stands out well owing to the lighting and sharpness. The POV, pose and composition are all excellent.
Well done and thanks,

Bonjour Michel
Bravo elle est très belle ta photo, quelles belles couleurs et la lumière est parfaite. J'aime beaucoup la diagonalle de la branche sur laquelle se tient l'oiseau.
Merci et au revoir...JP

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-01-06 7:41]

Bonjor michel ! Superbe prise de cette femelle ! Les couleurs bien chaudes et la belle pose de l'oiseau sont excellentes ! Bravo pour les beaux détails bien nets ! Merci !


Hi Michel, splendid bird with wonderful colors, great details and excellent sharpness, lovely blurry BG, BRAVO, very well done, ciao Silvio

Allo Michel,
Tu trouves des petits bijoux dans tes archives! Qu'elle belle prise de vue de cette superbe femelle! Les teintes de couleurs sont de toute beauté ainsi que la composition, prise de vue et détails. Je n'ai pas d'aussi beaux portraits d'elle... Bravo!

Hi Michel,

This is a wonderful picture. The colours and light so well together and make an extremely pleasing image. The pov and dof and perfect as usual.


Bonsoir Michel,
Superbe cette demoiselle Cardinal,
La photo est très bien prise avec un excellent focus, des couleurs magnifiques et un background splendide, c'est une très belle composition,

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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2008-01-06 19:32]

Bonjour Michel,
Very nice capture of this lady Cardinal.. Great POV
and very sharp image.. Bg color matches the bird's
plumage very well.. Well done


Hi Michel,
The bird is in sharp focus. The overall color tone is very nice. TFS this masterpiece.

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2008-01-07 3:52]

Perfect shot,Michel!
Sharpness,details and colors are excellent. TFS.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-01-07 19:21]

Hello Michel

A beautiful capture of this cardinal.
The focus is excellent with wonderful sharp details.
Lovely plumage detail and definition.
The POV and DOF are excellent,I like the OOF BG.

Hi Michel,

Beautiful compo with Excellent pose, POV, DOF colors, Sharpnes and details

TFS this beauty

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2008-08-18 0:59]

Hello Michel,
a great shot of the bird. Very sharp and clear. Colour details are seen very well. Nice background too, very pestel greyish and blurred. The birds stands out of the canvas very well.
Nicely composed and great shot.


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