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Northern Cardinal (Portrait)

Northern Cardinal (Portrait)
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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/11, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-01-20 18:17
Viewed: 1297
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The male Northern Cardinal always adds a bit of flare to the usual colorless hues of winter. I photographed this fine looking fellow in our backyard on a rather sunny Saturday afternoon.

The beautiful song of the Northern Cardinal is always a special treat to hear during the early morning hours here in Ohio. Oh yes....did I forget to mention...it is our State bird.

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  • smitha Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 348 W: 73 N: 1165] (4409)
  • [2015-01-20 18:54]

Hello Ron,
Excellent portrait of this Red cardinal with fine details of the plumage. I like it.

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  • NikosR Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 76 W: 3 N: 447] (3436)
  • [2015-01-20 22:38]

Hello Ron

A stunning portrait of Northern Cardinal, very nice lighting, brilliant red colors, excellent details. Thanks for shaaring



Hi Ron,

beautiful close up with vibrant color and sharpness.
Thanks for sharing Ron.


Hi Ron!
This is a lovely close-up of this amazingly beautiful bird. Very good sharpness and details with an appropriate light from right side. Its red color is the main attraction with an equally beautiful and well suited black patch around its beak. Thanks for sharing this colorful composition,
Best Regards,

hallo Ron
super good sharpness and beautiful red colour
thanks gr lou

Hi Ron,absolutely great this portrait of the red cardinal! It seems very friendly,not easy and common to do a close up like that.The quality and the light are fantastic,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Hello Ron - Well captured this Northern Cardinal in its natural habitat. I prefer such picture which hasn't taken in Zoo or Bird Park. Attractive color, as well as light. Thanks for sharing. Regards - Srikumar

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2015-01-21 7:05]

Shalom Ron,

A truly beautiful portrait!



Hello Ron

Great portrait shot of the Northern Red Cardinal,
with fine POV and in its eye-contact almost smiling for you :)
The details of the plumage, beak and eye are great,
the little catch-light rendering the photo more beautiful, TFS


Hello Ron,
Very beautiful colors. This species but would have no chance of survival in my country with these colors. Would be quickly attacked by predators.....
Fantastic details and perfect focus as usual. Splendid portrait.

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2015-01-21 10:51]
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Hi Ron,
Very Beautiful Northern Cardinal Portrait ..
Very sharp details and superb pose, wonderful colors too.
Best wishes,

Hi Ron ,
this is a stunning portrait of Cardinal , not only because it has a nice composition with good exposure.
I know from personal experience how hard it is to get the red color perfect, the details tend to disappear and the exposure of red tend to also be wrong with a digtial camera. You have to know how to do, what you have done here.
You have done very well with the details plumage , as well as with the dominant red color , the color reproduction is very good.

Hi Ron,
Nice portrait, perfect colours

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