Northern Cardinal (Male)
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|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.
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this is very nice to see
great colours and good sharpness
thanks gr lou
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.
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
- [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
- [2015-01-15 18:09]
Red on white!!It really looks happy enjoying the sunlight.
Sharp and fine details, Ron.
Thanks for the share,
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..