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Fly, fly high, Northern Cardinal

Fly, fly high, Northern Cardinal
Photo Information
Copyright: Asbed Iskedjian (CeltickRanger) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3415 W: 71 N: 9937] (37400)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-05-12
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D5100, Tamron SP AF17-50mm F/2.8 XR Di II
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/1600 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-05-13 7:46
Viewed: 1466
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello friends, all my other Northern Cardinal
in-flight photos where shot at the winter time
bird feeder station forest, here for the first
time is other place than the bird feeder station.

1/1600s f/7.1 ISO1000
50mm (35mm eq:75mm)

- Northern Cardinal
- Cardinal Rouge
- Cardinalis cardinalis

from National Geographic website

The bright red male northern cardinal,
with its conspicuous crest, is one of
the most recognizable birds in North America.
It is found abundantly through virtually all
of the eastern United States in a variety
of habitats, including suburban gardens.

Although the cardinal can be secretive
and remain hidden in thickets, males usually
sing from exposed perches. The species is
commonly attracted to feeders and open areas
with birdseed. Its thick, reddish cone-shape
bill is specialized for cracking seeds.
Polytypic. Length 8.8" (22 cm).



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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2013-05-13 7:53]

Hi Asbed
What a great shot!!!! Excellent Northern Cardinal on the blue sky!!!
Details and colors are lovely!\

Hello Asbed
Great capture of this species in flight.Sharp and clear.Wonderful colours and excellent sharpness and contrast.Thank You.
Have a good week!
Best regards

Hello Asbed,
This photograph is a symbol of 'Freedom'.Well captured with nice light coming through transparent wings.Details are splendid.
Thanks Asbed,for sharing,
Kind regards,

Hello Asbed,
Canadian Cardinals are beautiful birds. Great presentation of the flight of the bird.

Hi Asbed,
amazing composition. A lot of details. Perfect point of view. I like the blue background,
thanks for sharing,

Ciao Asbed, great capture of lovely in-flight cardinal, perfect focus, wonderful natural colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-05-13 15:09]

Hi Asbed,really beautiful,in this backlight to see so well the transparencies of the red wings,great details another time despite the distance.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

A bit touch of cloud and a flying Northern Cardinal.
Superb composition.
best wishes,

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  • aruntp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 590 W: 1 N: 357] (5379)
  • [2013-05-13 23:08]

excellent photograph of the bird. nice lighting and background. good work.


Greetigs! Perfect focus and POV. Wonder you didn't crop a bit more and bring the cardinal in more, though interesting as is. TFS.


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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2013-05-14 0:50]

Yes I like it! Different and I like the composition. Saludos.

Hello Asbed
Despite the small size of the bird in the frame a beautiful and interesting photo with very good composition and wonderful colors.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-05-15 11:19]

Hello Asbed,
A very nice photo of this Northern Cardinal in flight. The composition is marvellous. Beautiful contrasting colours and great sharpness.

This is another of your perfect shots Asbed. Love the colours and framing. The splash of cloud really sets this off just right. Nice going! TFS Trevor

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