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Here's Looking at you

Here's Looking at you
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Copyright: Angelina Deans (angybone) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1047 W: 14 N: 2372] (7684)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-11-09
Categories: Birds
Camera: OLYMPUS E-500, Olympus Zuiko 40-150 f3.5-5.6
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/640 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2007-11-09 15:39
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Points: 48
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North American Cardinal fascinated with my vacuum cleaner. As I cleaned the dining room, Senor Rojo watched politely from the tree outside the window.
Look at the workshop: he fails to notice the glass. He was ok. He shook his head and found his perch to continue his voyeurism. :)

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To Kathleen: Keep the camera closeangybone 1 11-10 05:44
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Amazing photo. I find bird photography very difficult. The focus on his eye is great and the off center composition works well.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-11-09 16:00]

Hi Angy,

Gee, he really wanted to come in and help you vacuum. Glad he didn't get hurt. A nice shot with Senor in a cute pose and a coy look in his eye. The tree makes an attractive background.


What a funny picture and situation Angelina! I like this pose you captured a lot in an excellent composition and details. I love those birds that I often see here as well, always with their little female friend :) I might have adjust the colors a bit as it looks a little green dominant in my monitor but I work on a laptop so... :) Update... I had a look at the WS and I think it works well... Thanks and have a good weekend,

What an opportunity, the Cardinals around here are very skittish. Its a great picture and the composition is great.

Hi Angy
Out of all your Cardinal pictures this is my favorite one. I really like the pose you captured in the tree. he almost looks like he's getting ready to wink at you.You can almost see the smile. This has great color, focus and very good detail. Im clad to hear he's doing good after hitting the window.
This is a very good and funny capture.

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  • Mariol Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 15 N: 1654] (8221)
  • [2007-11-09 20:02]

Hi Angelina,
Funny pose, funny little story :)
Very good posting and WS. TFS
Regards, Mario

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2007-11-10 1:12]

Hello Angelina,
How nice, this pose. The Cardinal is really interested in you. Good sharpness, DOF and composition. I like the WS of Billy.

Hi Angelina.
This is an excellent pose captured with lovely light showing his colour beautifully.
AND you vacum with a camera, now that is dedication to make sure you never miss a shot.
Great detail Angie, wonderful image.


Hello Angelina,
splendid light, beautiful bird, lovely pose! A lot of atmosphere in this freshly reported capture.
Thank you! My best regards,

Hello Angy
Very intersting pose here :o)
Perfect focusing,expousre and BG,Superb shot.

Good Luck

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  • sayat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 280 W: 0 N: 258] (1457)
  • [2007-11-10 5:52]

Very beautiful look captured! Great light.

hello angelina,
lovely shot of this beautiful bird, i liked the title of the image and the pose of the bird, sharp image with good details, nice composition,
well done,
tfs & regards

A voyeuristic Cardinal. You have developed a provincial name then. Fine image Angel and very glad to see you back taking pics. I was starting to worry and your presence here with pics keeps my spirits high. I am going through a transitional time. I must retain my higher power...

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-11-10 7:37]

Aaaah poor little thing... he must really love you!
I'm glad he wasn't hurt!
This is another superb portrait of this gorgeous bird.
+++ The colours are vibrent and well saturated.
Great sharpness and detail.
I like the pose and POV.
Great DOF.
--- Nothing at all :)
Well done Angy,

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-11-10 9:39]

Hello Angelina,
Lovely capture of the Cardinal in a fine pose. Great focus on that eye watching you and lovely colours. I like the warm colours of the foliage in the background too. Well done!
Many thanks, Ulla

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  • martic Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 179 W: 1 N: 159] (1327)
  • [2007-11-10 10:43]

Hello Angelina,
Tu as bien de la chance d'avoir ce ganre d'oiseau dans ta région, très belle présentation avec d'excellentes couleurs naturelles et une composition originale

Hello Angy,
Cute little red bird in best pose captured!
the exposure and focus is perfectly done in good sharpness, vivid colour and details
thanks for sharing
all the best

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2007-11-10 12:14]

WOW! This is totally FAB!
Superb eye contact!
Fabulous colours and details. He's getting quite friendly, I'd say

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-11-11 1:33]

Hi Angelina.
What a cute bird and interesting its pose. Eye-contact is simply amazing. Nice autumn scenery and likable view from window. Bravo and TFS.
I am impressed with WS despite the blurred image of this bird.

hello Angelina

what a great chance to take such a photo from your house,
he was doing voyeurism but you was the paparazi (hehehe laughing),
i like the pov of the image and the way hes head is turned, TFS


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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-11-21 8:56]

Hi Angelina,
Just marking this wonderful post from you and will come back later with a proper critique. Sorry, on the sick list.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-11-22 20:32]

Hello Angy

I love the look in this shot.This series of cardinal shots are wonderful!
The warm lighting is producing some amazing ,rich colours.
The focus is razor sharp and the eye detail is exceptional.
The shot is well composed and the POV and DOF are well done.
The OOF BG is lovely.


Hi again Angie,
I see you have a whole and interesting series on "Mr. Red"...
And two surprising details, 1) A male interested in household work :D... and 2) how trusting these birds can be, even to "come in for supper"...
And glad to hear the bird was fine, no injury...TFS, Marta

I'd pay any price to own one of these within my aviary; it's FORBIDDEN by Canadian law to bring them into Canada.
What a lovely, LOVELY bird.
They both,male & female, sing well.
GREAT composition.
So, you liked the Tigress ???? doing what comes naturally?
Warm & fond regards, M.

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