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just a pretty girl

just a pretty girl
Photo Information
Copyright: Tabatha Osborne (fototab) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 301 W: 0 N: 362] (2177)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-12-03
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 20D, Canon 100-400mm IS, Digital
Exposure: f/8, 1/500 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2008-02-26 6:57
Viewed: 3337
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Northern Cardinal

This was another shot from the Bentsen ranch. I am still going through images.
Being in the south for a week you take up alot of images and I never thought it would take this long to get through them all.

Hope you enjoy her,

MMM, uleko, Luis52, hester, nglen, Adanac, Miss_Piggy, K9madtex, nellyemh has marked this note useful
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Hi Tabatha,

A nice portrait of the miss cardinal. THe composition and details are just perfect.


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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2008-02-26 7:12]

Hello Tabata
Nice presentation.Good pose from your subject and nice POV,sharp iamge with nice details in the plumage.
TFS Michel

Hello Tabatha,
Very good portrait of this beautiful Northern Cardinal.
I do like the pose and the compo.

Hi Tab,
a beautiful portrait of this lovely lady.
Good sharpness, fine details and well composed.
Well done.

Hi Tabatha,
This is beautiful lady in pink. On the spot focus with fine plumage well seen. Beautiful natural color. Very well done and tfs.

Hi Tabatha,
DoF is just right giving good detail to the plumage, I feel the composition is a little lacking as more space is required to the right of the bird, to look into. The light looks a little harsh and the highlights need toning down, this could be easily done in Photoshop. Overall a fair effort.


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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-02-26 7:51]

Hi Tab,

She is beautiful!!! How do you get her to pose like that? I can only catch them at the feeder and here she is looking right at you. Wonderful expression, excellent colors, and fine details.


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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-02-26 8:11]

Hello Tabatha,
Lovely capture of this female Cardinal in a fine pose. Perfect focus and details, lovely colours and a fine background too in this great composition.
TFS and regards, Ulla

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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2008-02-26 8:24]

Hi Tabatha,

Really nice shot. Beautiful colors, great POV and nicely blurred background.


Hi Tabatah,

What a lovely picture of the northern cardinal, splendid colours with excellent details in the plumage, perfect light and a beautiful background which matches so well with the subject. Very well done!


Great composition and quality. Good pose capture. Color and depth of field are just right.

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2008-02-26 8:59]

Hola Tabatha.
Here another great photo of this Very nice lookig girl. Excellent sharpness, focus, light and pose. Every thing is in perfect way here.
Congratulations Tab.

bonjour tabatha
just a pretty girl,mais une tres belle belle photo,lumineuse,nette et detaillée.
les couleurs sont belles aussi.

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2008-02-26 11:55]

Hi Tabatha

I love the female cardinals, they are so pretty. Lovely light, focus and DOF. The pose is sweet and the image is pin sharp



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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-02-26 12:02]

Hi Tabatha. She lives up to her name . the red in her head and wings make her somethind special rather than a plain bird. you have captured her so well. with fine detail and colours. nice pOV/DOF. well done tFS.

Hello Tabatha,
Excellent pose of the Cardinal well captured!
perfect sharpness, wonderful colour and details in the shot
very well done

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-02-26 19:02]

Hi Tabatha,
Outstanding image with incredible sharpness, wonderful color and nice composition. Thank you Tabatha for the superb image of this beautiful bird.

Hello Tabatha
A text book quality shot. The plumage detail is wonderful, with natural, well saturated colours. The lighting is well done. A wonderful capture of a pretty but shy lady. A real madam. You certainly were there at the right time. An exceptionally beautiful capture of the female cardinal. Her pose is just wonderful Thank you for sharing, it is much appreciated.
Kind regards

Hi Tabatha,

great shot


Thats a very nice shot. Nice pose. I think she may have known what you were doing.

Tabatha - she is a VERY pretty girl, and this is an exceptional capture. Detail, color, comp is perfect - you are so good at these shots! Penny

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2008-03-01 6:06]

Bonjour Tabatha,

Bravo pour cette belle prise. L'oiseau est superbe et les couleurs sont très bien rendues.


Hi Tabatha,
well yesterday I reviewed your male cardinal and made mention that I like the look of the female birds somewhat more and looking at this lady I stand by what I said-she is lovely!The male birds are very beautiful and are always a welcome sight but they are so very uniform in colour and as such not as interesting in my eyes.This female bird has a good colour palette with some of the red of the male plus bonus colours of buff and brown and a hint of even yellow.Your capture of her shows well the details but the colours seen somewhat muted,so I did a workshop for her as well with my take on how she could look otherwise.I hope that you do not mind my doing so.I like this photo and most of your others as well as you have such a good eye for those sweet little birdies. Bob

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