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Northern Cardinal (Male)

Northern Cardinal (Male)
Photo Information
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: 2015-03-24
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 5D Mark11
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-03-26 20:18
Viewed: 1606
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This particular male Northern Cardinal decided to visit our back yard and gave me a nice side angle pose. The males are starting to sing more and more every day and soon will be paring up with a female for the upcoming nesting season.

Soon there will be three or four pale green eggs, spotted with reddish brown in their nest. The nest are built of twigs, leaves and plant fibers and are hidden in thickets of their choice.

The Northern Cardinal can be found in the Eastern United States and southern Canada. They like woodland edges, thickets, brushy areas near swamps and home gardens.

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Hello Ron,
Pin sharp photo with nice natural colors and excellent details. I like this excellent capture with such natural colors, taken from a very good POV. Excellent contrast against the background.

A delight to the eye Ron , remains very beautiful and sharp as a raisor blade.
TOP birdphotographie !!!!

Thanks for sharing.

Hello Ron,
Excellent details and sharp photo with nice red-black contrast.


Northern Cardinal is among the most beautiful birds in the world, Ron, and your immaculate image of it leaves nothing to imagination.
It is a superlative capture with perfect focus and rich colors. The blue BG goes so well with the red of the subject.
Your picture really makes my day!

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2015-03-27 6:26]

Hello Ron,
very beautiful red bird,thanks..

hallo Ron
Red beauty with so good sharpness ans nice BG
i like this bird
thanks gr lou

What a beauty!

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  • periko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 70 W: 2 N: 145] (1487)
  • [2015-03-27 23:01]

Hi Ron
This bird is not seen very often in my region.
Magnificent composition with such a bg, beautiful color and an elegant pose.


Hi Ron,

A beauty!!! That's what it is & the color, the sharpness & the details came out brilliantly. Special is the catchlight bang in the center of the eye..

Warm Regards,

Hello Ron,

I like this color of bird....very eye catching. Well captured. Good light and sharpness too. It's evident you have used flash here. I use flash just only get catching light on birds eye. I personally depend on natural light to get its natural beauty with its natural habitat.
Thanks for showing us this beautiful colored bird,
Regards and have a nice week end,

Ciao Ron, great capture of lovely bird in nice pose, gantastic bright colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Hello Ron

The lateral light it is rendering more bright and beautiful the red color tones
of this male Northern Cardinal, with fine POV obtaining its head turned glance
on you with the eye-contact, TFS


Bonjour Ron,
Splendide publication valorisant bien le sujet dans une belle attitude ; excellente profondeur de champ et bonne maitrise de la lumière.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Hello Ron
Thank You for the support and Your kind words my Friend.About this picture I've to say it's excellence in every way .Great POV and perfect composition.Adequate light management wonderful bright colors and beautiful contrast with the BG.Excellent sharpness and details.Congrats!
Have a good week and thank You
Best regards

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-03-30 15:32]

Hi Ron,simply a great spectacle,the bird is a great beauty and the pic too is made in quality over the top,great shot!!! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Hi Ron,
incredible colours!!! Nice shot. Thanks for showing.
best easter greetings

Wow - the colors.
Sharp with a nice background.

Hi, Ron. This is a lovely photograph of the cardinal my favorite bird. The colors are natural, excellent exposure and a beautiful composition. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  • rocko (264)
  • [2015-04-10 14:58]

great photo,very clear,keep it up

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2015-04-15 0:25]

Hello Ron,
Impressive red plumage! And really well shown by this bird, very nice to have them in your back yard. As usual fine and neat picture.
Thanks very much too for your visit to my camouflaged Trush.
Kind regards

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2015-04-18 9:29]

Hi Ron,
What a beautiful name for a bird ..
Fantastic sharpness, details, DOF, composition and pose with eye contact.
Have a nice weekend,

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  • Chiza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 0 N: 474] (5351)
  • [2015-04-20 14:44]

Hola Ron; Hermosa toma de una magnífica especie, me encanta la luz y ese rojo escarlata...saludos.

Hi Ron,
Northern cardinal, as being one of the most wonderful passerine birds, not surprisingly is often a subject of the North American photographers. You managed to capture this nice male in a truly beautiful way: excellent exposure supported by the flash, nice colors and pale, neutral background which helps the viewer to concentrate on the magnificent red tones even more. Top class photo. Bravo!
Best regards, László

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