|Copyright: Robert Daveant (bobdaveant) (302)|
|Date Taken: 2008-04-09|
|Camera: Canon EOS 20D, 70-200 2.8L|
|Exposure: f/7.1, 1/1000 seconds|
|More Photo Info: [view]|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2008-04-10 9:34|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|The Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis), also known as the Redbird and the Virginia nightingale, is a North American bird in the Cardinal family. It is found from southern Canada through the eastern United States from Maine to Texas and south through Mexico to northern Guatemala and Belize. It is found in woodlands, gardens, shrublands, and swamps.|
The Northern Cardinal is a mid-sized songbird with a body length of 21-23 cm (8.3 to 9 inches). It has a distinctive crest on the head and a mask on the face which is black in the male and gray in the female. It displays sexual dimorphism in its coloration; the male is a vibrant red, while the female is a dull red-brown shade. The Northern Cardinal is mainly granivorous, but also feeds on insects and fruit. The male behaves territorially, marking out his territory with song. During courtship, the male feeds seed to the female beak-to-beak. A clutch of three to four eggs is laid, and two to four clutches are produced each year. It was once prized as a pet, but its sale as cage birds is now banned in the United States by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918.
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Framed and composed in accordance with the terms.
Colours and contrast are okay and even could be a little more 'pushed'.
Good compo great and pose of the Cardinal XD
beautiful colors and very nice composition.great sharpness.wonderful capture!
This is such a colourful bird!
You have chosen a good pov to get a good capture of that striking plummage!
Excellent eye contact and nice composition.
- [2008-04-11 2:38]
Bravo pour cette belle photo. Cet oiseau est superbe sur cette branche. Félicitations pour l'exposition et les couleurs.