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Copyright: Mario Belanger (EOSF1) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-05-21
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon EF 100-400 F4-5.6 L IS USM, ISO 400, B+W 77 010 UV-Haze 1 x
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/100 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Hide & Seek [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-05-22 20:38
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 46
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
A female Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis, 19-24 cm) plays hide and seek with the photographer.

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  • Dave Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 503 W: 43 N: 657] (2178)
  • [2006-05-22 20:44]

Thank you Mario!

Bonjour Mario
Tu as de merveilleux oiseaux dans ton coin,les couleurs et les détails de cette femelle cardinal sont d'une très grande réussites.
Bravo et merci....JP

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2006-05-22 20:54]
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Hi Mario
Beautiful capture of this inquisitive little cardinal. You nailed this one on the button.
A great composition & POV with stunning colours and brilliant details. The DOF was perfect for this shot, the darkish BG is well OOF and removed therefore enhancing the bird very well, and the exposure control was spot-on.
Very well done and TFS.
PS. Just as a matter of interest, I noticed that 2 critiques you have done on some of my recent photos had no ratings. I sincerely hope and believe it was just accidental though.

Great POV and detail - wonderful shot!

Hi Mario, A super shot of this Cardinal. The colours are so vivid. I love how she's cocked her head looking at you. Janice

Nicely done Mario. Perhaps a bit more crop to the right to get that blurry cedar bough out might have made for a clearer shot.
Great detail on the bird! Good BG blur too.

Beautiful capture of this cardinal Mario.
Stunning colours and brilliant details.
The DOF was perfect an dthe BG and DOF are superb.

Hi Mario,
great portrait!
Colors and details are super.
I like the composition, too.

  • Great 
  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-05-23 2:22]

Unusual POV and fine details on this cute lady cardinal.
Interesting composition and beautiful background.
TFS, Mario. : )

  • Great 
  • aido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1044 W: 156 N: 1218] (4046)
  • [2006-05-23 3:18]

Hi Mario,
Beautiful! Great shot, there is a very nice feel to this shot, the dark greens in the BG and the wood create a kind of 'lush' feel. Beautiful Cardinal too, perfect detail and colours, great shot!

  • Great 
  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-05-23 5:50]

Hello Mario,
Magnificent capture,so clear and sharp.I liked catchlight in eyes,POV,eye contact,framing and composition a lot.

Hi Mario

Lovely shot. Love the head on POV and the slight tilt of the head to the left. This wee one has a good mouthful. Nice light and colour. Thanks.

Hi Mario,
A great composition, and I like the POV/pose with eye contact. Sharp, detailed, excellent light, color, and BG.
Very well done and TFS!

Hi Mario,
An excellent shot on Mrs. Red! The overall composition looks great. Beautiful saturated colors and tack sharp. She was really watching you on this one. A great pose. Nice work my friend!

Hello Mario, Excllent details, POV, BG, DOF great Job, TFS Kyle

  • Great 
  • odin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 177 W: 1 N: 209] (1169)
  • [2006-05-23 9:14]

Très cette femelle Cardinal. Les détails sont vraiment très bon ainsi que les couleurs. Bravo

  • Great 
  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-05-23 9:24]

Hi Mario
Good shot. Great colours and composition. Good sharpnes and details.Also god POV and pose.
Well done


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  • hekcik Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 291 W: 15 N: 305] (1827)
  • [2006-05-23 14:12]

Hi Mario,

Excellent eye contact.
Wonderful colors, sharp... all.
I like it.
Very well done!

TFS :-)

  • Great 
  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-05-23 14:32]

Salut Mario,
je'aime cette prise, a very cute pose. The eyecontact and a somewhat cocky look on it's face are great. POV, sharpness and colors are beautiful.

Hi Mario,
Excellent shot, details, sharp, color and note.
Well done!!!
TFS Malgosia

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2006-05-24 13:26]

Mario bonjour, bien belle mise en scéne pour cette mangeoire naturelle. Le piqué du Cardinal est splendide ainsi que son attitude, belle composition aussi. Mes félicitations, Didier.

Bonjour Mario,
J'ai toujours aimé tes photos d'oiseaux, comme celle-ci. Le détail au niveau des plumes est excellent. Que me conseille tu comme lentille pour les oiseaux ? Est-ce qu'un zoom de 200-500mm serait suffisant ?


Great capture of this crested beauty, the POV really works out great for this photo the colors and details are fantastic. Great job Mario. :)

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