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Who is that at my window pane?

Who is that at my window pane?
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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
Date Submitted: 2007-11-15 4:20
Viewed: 3085
Points: 68
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
None other than my friend, Senor Rojo, otherwise known as North American Cardinal.

Cardinal fact from Cornell University bird site:
The female Northern Cardinal sings, often from the nest. The song may give the male information about when to bring food to the nest. A mated pair shares song phrases, but the female may sing a longer and slightly more complex song than the male.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-11-15 4:26]

Hi Angelina.
Amazing your POV and pose of the bird. Excellent scenery. I like rich FG and so attractive BG. Sunlight, colour palette are impressive at high range. Level of sharpness and blurriness are excellent too. MY best wishes and compliments.

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-11-15 5:08]

Hi Angelina,
Wonderful shot of this singing Cardinal. Very neat and sharp image with lovely colours. The warm lighting makes the scene very attractive and the DOF is perfect and lets the subjects stand out from the BG well. Nice expressive eyes, if only I could listen to that melodious song, would have made my day surely. You are lucky to have such beautiful birds singing at your window pane. Excellent POV and composition. Kudos.

Nice one of your buddy - I never get close enough for decent shots.. But you did well! Cheers, Klaus

Hi Angelina,
I'm getting used to your wonderful series of the n. cardinal!
This one is plenty of warm light, and I like the pose got of the bird surrounded by the leafs.
It's very good the sharp details appreciated on its eye and partially open beak.
Congratulations and thanks for share it.
My best regards,

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-11-15 5:31]

IMHO this is one of your best Cardinal shots yet!
The eye-contact is just fabulous and I love the POV.
Lovely colours and nice lighting.
Sharp and detailed.
You are very lucky to have such a close friend as Senor Rojo ;)
Great work Angy!
Well done,

Hello Angy,
Beautiful captured in the golden sunlight in perfect exposure and focus!
excellent sharpness, vivid colour and details
well done

Hello Angelina,
a nice and colourful picture.
Well composed with a good POV.
The exposure and sharpness are also good,
Well done.

Dear Angy
Wondeerful shot of this beautiful Cardinal,
Perfect details,exposure and composition,
Superb shot,Welldone.


Nicely done Angelina..I am glad you are still not too busy to get some pictures with all of your responsibilities. I do like the cardinal...Well done my Tejas friend.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-11-15 12:49]

Hi Angelina. What a colourful bird this is. You have made such good eye contact with light as well. good colours and detail in the feathers. a nice pOV /DOF. well done TFS.

Hi Angelina,
this shot is fantastic, what a wonderfull red !!!!
very sharp, clear and neat with an excellent point of view this capture is very well composed,
a great cheer,

hello Angelina

great Senor Rojo composition, very good light on the image
i like his pose, the pov and framing of the image, TFS


hello angelina,
looks as if the beautiful bird is talking to you, the pose is lovely and so is the composition and the pov,
well done,
tfs & regards

Hi Angy
Another great shot of your little friend. With great color,sharpness and detail. Very nice job!!

I can't believe you got this with such a good point of view.
The scene is very nicely composed with the leaves. Perfect focus and colours.Sure be nice to see one of these around here.Just look at the catchlight in the eye. Amazing.
Have a nice Friday.

Hi Angelina,
A beautiful capture of this cardinal. Excellent composition and fine details. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Hello Angelina,
Great detail, DOF, POV, comp, and pose as the bird looks up into the rt corner of the frame.
Well done & have a nice weekend!

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2007-11-16 12:50]

He's still kicking around, eh? My backyard attracts a few birds, despite its small size because there's a solid cedar hedge over 12 feet high on three sides. Of course that also means they're hard to shoot -- but I think there's a bird feeder in my future -- it is on my Christmas wish list!!!
(That means' it's timely, there will be no birds hanging around instead of flying south at that point !

Fabulous colours and details, superb composition

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2007-11-18 2:39]

fantastic colours and perfect sharpness.and decisive moment to take the pic,a very good work,have a nice day,Luciano

hello angelina
félicitations pour cette blle présentation, je n'ai pas ce genre d'oiseau par chez moi
les couleurs sont magnifiques, bonne netteté et bon bg
bravo et merci a toi

Hola Angelina.
Los colores son muy llamativos y están muy bien saturados.
Buena presentación y nota.
Saludos, JL.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-11-18 16:32]

Hello Angy

I love the warm November lighting in this shot.The colours are fantastic.
This looks like it could be a painting.
Excellent POV and DOF.The focus is excellent with sharp details.
the eye detail is remarkable with lovely catch light,this fellow looks like he is in awe of something he sees.
Great job.


Hello Angelina,
A funny little fellow with a curious expression!
Good colours and details, pleeasant composition...
The fine light lends warmth to the subject!
Pablo -

Ha, I love it! There's a comical expression on this cardinal's face, almost as if he isn't sure what to make of the window. Wonderful contrast, great colors, and as always, excellent composition.

Hi Angelina,
I like this red bird and you have captured him well.I wish that here in Alberta we had these birds but no such luck.You have excellent detail in this bird's face and his eye really is well seen.There is some background noise but apart from that there is nothing that needs improving on.Thank you for sharing this handsome guy. Bob

Quite a colorful image. Your POV is indeed excellent.
Best wishes,

Beautiful warm light and great DOF. Nice shot.

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-11-21 9:49]

Hi Angelina

Excellent POV with great detail. The isolation from the BG is great as well.


Wish I 'owned' one of these.
Great notes too.
Had no idea that the female did some singing too. I used to have one of these; then, I let it go.
Warm regards,

Hi Angelina,
Mightly and powerful appearance, emerging out of the green, impressingly lighted by the glorious rays of sunset - or was it sunrise? Señor Rojo in a all his splendor, surrounded by rich colors. Thank you!
My best regards,

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  • ridvan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 498 W: 0 N: 1136] (5205)
  • [2007-11-25 12:40]

selam angy;
Nice composition.Good POV and sharp image whit nice details.Colors are beautiful.Excellent shot of this lovely birdwell done.
TFS ridvan

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2007-12-02 8:07]

Hello Angelina, that's a very good shot of the Cardinal ! Very sharp, well exposed and the pose is very nice. Thanks !


Hi Angie,
"Señor Rojo", great name for a great creature...TFS, Marta

Nice shot. I like the colours in the picture.

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