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Northen Cardinal

Northen Cardinal
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Copyright: Michel Martineau (MMM) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-10-25
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark III, Canon EF500/4L IS
Exposure: f/4.5
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite Bird photos -5- [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-10-27 19:22
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Points: 58
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
It have been a while since I did not post a Northen Cardinal,what I did like about this one was the way he was hanging on is perch.I just love the dress feather on is head and I also did like the way is tail was keeping him up in balance.
From Audubon
Range; Resident in eastern United states and southern Canada south to the Gulf Coast,and from southern California,Arizona,and southern Texas southward.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2009-10-27 19:50]

Hi Michel,
A beautiful cardinal indeed!
The red plumage stands out so well against the clean gray BG.
I do like the way the head dress and the tail form a C.
A very impish look he has.
TFS. : )

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-10-27 23:19]

Hello Michel
Wow...wonderful capture, great details and vivid colors

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-10-28 0:45]

Hello Michel,
What a great photo of this cardinal. The contrasting red colours against the grey BG are very beautiful. Excellent sharpness, details, POV, DOF and composition. Very nice pose with eye contact.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-10-28 1:39]

Salut Michel,la meilleure lumiere pour rechauffer les couleurs,ce rouge est fantastique et contraste parfaictaiment le derrier,impressionante nettete' aussi et tres jolie composition.Mes compliments et bonne journee',LUCIANO

hello Michel
exceptional scene a very beautiful pose and background, with very good output in colours and details!
TFS thanks for sharing

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2009-10-28 6:37]

Hello Michel,

Nice macro, clear with some very beautiful details and colors.
Excellence and the description provided, congratulations.
Have a quiet day,

Hi Michel,
this guy is so lovely - I wish I could see this specimen some day with my own eyes, so impressive red one.
We don't have them here in Germany.
Thanks, I like it very much,
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hola Michel,
el trabajo que nos presentas parece más una pintura que una fotografía !
Un excelente trabajo con la luz y los colores y un interesante y hábil encuadre.

Saludos: Josep Ignasi.

Hello Michel,

what a very nice image from this red cardinal.
Good pov, dof and bg.
fine natural colours.


Ciao Michel, beautiful cardinal with fantastic red color, wonderful blurry BG, fine details and great sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hello Michel,

A beautiful capture of this colorful Cardinal with lovely POV & details.

Very nicely done & TFS.

Merci Beaucoup!


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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-10-28 13:00]

Hi Michel. Its good to see a picture of the Northern Cardinal again. You have taken one in such a typical pose. With fine detai land rich colours. It stands out so well from the plain coloured BG. well taken TFS.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-10-28 13:00]

Hello Michel,
A wonderful pose, taken from a fine POV with excellent sharpness and colours make this an unusual and attractive capture of a male Northern Cardinal. The lighting and neutral BG also contribute to the aååreal of the image.
Thanks and best regards,

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-10-28 13:40]

Hello Michel
Great capture of the Red Cardinal, nicely composed with a great POV, I really like the pose and the expression on its face is great, well saturated colours and nice detail.
Best regards Siggi

bonjour Michel
cette image est vraiment superbe moi aussi j'aime sa pose et la position de sa queue, le cardinal est superbement photographié avec une très grande netteté
magnifique contraste avec le fonds gris
Passe une bonne nuit

Hi and Good Morning Michel,

Awesome capture of this beauty in a fine pose on the branch with wonderful POV/DOF, impeccable details and fine composition.
TFS and have a nice day MF!


Hallo Michel
The arrangement of strong and vibrant colours on this Northern Cardinal is delightful. Beautiful shot of this fellow. Love the simplicity of the background so it draw attention to the bird. Great point of view and good neatness of the image. A beautiful piece of work. Thanks for sharing. Kind regards

Hi Michel. Perfect focused macro witn stunning details and perfect bright red's contrast against blurred BG.


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-10-29 5:45]

Bonjour Michel,
Image très charmante de ce magnifique oiseau qui ne fréquente malheureusement pas notre continent. Celui-ci a tout d'un coquin avec son regard amusé.. tu en a fait une image originale et fine.
Très bien vu et bon choix de l'angle de vue.

Always a beauty. Very nice capture Michel!

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2009-10-29 8:33]

Hello Michel,
Great photo of our State(Ohio)bird. Love the way his wind blown crest is so high on his head, gives him that punk rocker look. Beautiful detail and color along with just the right exposure makes this a fine image indeed!! TFS.

salut Michel

tu as beaucoup de superbes photos d'oiseaux,
mais celle-là et ta plus belle et ta meilleure photo d'oiseau
je dirais même l'une des plus belles photos de Cardinal rouge mâle,
tout est parfait dans ta photo, surtout ce superbe focus netteté et détails,
et que dire de ce regard si charmeur et à la fois rusé de cet bel oiseau,
seule critique Michel, plus facile à écrire que dans le feu de l'action
j'aurais juste donné moins de place en haut et un peu plusss en bas
car en bas le cadrage je trouve un tout petit peu trop sérré, TFS beaucoup


Salut Michel,
magnifique, la pose du Cardinal, son regard défiant le photographe! C'est absolument irresistible, un Cardinal mâle. Trés bien exécuté la foto comme d'habitude chez toi, tous mes compliments.
Meilleures salutations,

Hello Michel! Amazing cardinal, wonderful scene, nice lightness, splendid colours, perfect contrast and sharpness. Very good effect. Well done!

Very nice shot Michel. The DOF compliments this nicely. This is such a warm looking bird. I have yet to see one in my area as they are rare. This is a good one with a good catch-eye. TFS Trevor

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2009-10-31 14:29]

Hola Michel.
Looks like this beautiful Red Cardinal is posing only for You and for sure he gave You the best one. You did an excellent and fine work. TFS and have a nice WE.

Hello Michel,

Seems like a proud fellow, this one!
I admire the lovely details in the plumage, and the bird poses so nicely on the branch...
The fine light renders a lovely red..!

Pablo -

Excellent capture Michel, what a great pose you have here..
Beautiful work as always :)
Take care my friend,

Salut Michel
PARFAITE MAITRISE DE TON ART. Superbes détails. Les couleurs et la profondeur de champ et son effet sur le BG sont «splendides»...
Bravo et merci!

great capture, TFS Ori

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