<< Previous Next >>

Hello Down there

Hello Down there
Photo Information
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: 2008-05-31
Categories: Birds
Camera: OLYMPUS E-500, Olympus Zuiko 40-150 f3.5-5.6
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/640 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-06-01 5:42
Viewed: 4073
Points: 52
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is Senor Rojo's Senora. They've been together for a while now and I bet they have babies somewhere. I caught him feeding her one day.
She looks a little rough here but she's just having a bad hair day I believe. Senor doesn't seem to be bothered by it. He loves her anyway.

Cool facts from Cornell:

* Population density and range of the Northern Cardinal has increased over the last 200 years, largely as a response to habitat changes made by people. However, it is listed as a species of special concern in California and may disappear there because of habitat loss.

* 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.

* The male cardinal fiercely defends its breeding territory from other males. When a male sees its reflection in glass surfaces, it frequently will spend hours fighting the imaginary intruder.

* Brighter red males hold territories with denser vegetation, feed at higher rates, and have greater reproductive success than duller males.

boreocypriensis, eqshannon, nglen, Luis52, jaycee, parthasarathi, CeltickRanger, tuslaw, eng55, uleko, peter_stoeckl, haraprasan, Ken52, iris, writerscrawlz, oscarromulus, Alex99, tkp1165, ridvan, tiobibi has marked this note useful
Only registered TrekNature members may rate photo notes.
Add Critique [Critiquing Guidelines] 
Only registered TrekNature members may write critiques.
ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To iris: Busyangybone 2 06-22 06:33
You must be logged in to start a discussion.

Critiques [Translate]

Hi Angelina wonderful capture of this beautifully coloured Senor Rojo's Senora in a wonderful posture. Great composition. TFS.


You seem to have adapted well to your gear Angy. There is a slightly different quality, which makes this image a bit more complex. I can see the natural bird well and yet you also saw the nicely composed patterns in the perch. And of course your title so apt for the capture. Nice to see you post. I am vacationing today for the first time in ages...so I get to go and critique without having to use all my smileys for "paybacks". Don't want to end up on the convention floor:-)

  • Great 
  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-06-01 8:05]

Hi Angelina

Greetings from Vancouver.

A lovely closeup with sharp detail and great colour.


  • Great 
  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-06-01 8:47]

Hi Angelina . Not to sure about a bad hair day it looks as if its lost the lot. I do like your pose with the bird looking down at you. good detail and colours. well done TFS. good notes too.

  • Great 
  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2008-06-01 9:43]

Hi Angelina.
Seņora Rojo is as beautiful as Mr. Rojo. They make a very fine couple, and for sure they have a lovely kids in nest, soon they will show up.
Like the names. Seņor Rojo and family.
TFS My dear friend.

  • Great 
  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-06-01 9:54]

Hi Angy,

So nice to meet Senor Rojas' better half. I love her pose - I think she's afraid she's missing something. Beautiful details and colors of her wings, feathers and beak. I looked out of the window yesterday and saw a male Cardinal feeding an adult female. Didn't know that was something they did. Of course by the time I got my camera they were gone.


wonderful capture of this beautifully coloured bird.

hello Angelina

thanks to remembering me Senor Rojo, his Senora
is very very beautiful, i love the female of the Northern Cardinal

excellent shot with fine POV and DOF, excellent luminosity
and great sharpness and details, TFS


  • Great 
  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2008-06-01 19:40]

Great shot Angelina of this female Cardinal.
It's funny that you captured one that has a bald head because my daughter has a male with the same hair style.
My daughter lives in Nashville and called me about a cardinal that was visiting her feeder but didn't have any feathers on it's head.
I checked it out online and found out that it happens occasionally, and there is no real known reason for it. Wonderful notes! TFS.

  • Great 
  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2008-06-02 0:07]

Hi Angelina,
Very nice capture.Colors,POV and pose of bird are wonderful.
Thanks for posting.

  • Great 
  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-06-03 7:04]

Hello Angelina,
This poor Mum looks really worn, it looks like her eye on the left is damaged too. Nevertheless you've captured her in a fine pose and details are sharp and the colours beautiful. Very well composed too.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

  • Great 
  • martic Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 179 W: 1 N: 159] (1327)
  • [2008-06-03 23:49]

Hi Angelina,

nice shot with good colors , details and light

  • Great 
  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-06-04 2:20]

Hi Angie,what a nice moment to take the pic!The position of the head of this nice bird is simply fantastic and it's in a great marriage whit the title that you choose to present this beautifull pic.My best compliments for the excellent quality of colors,have a nice day,Luciano

Have to laugh at your comment.
Yes I guess birds have bad hair days too.
I imagine soon you will be able to photograph some little ones if you end up seeing them.
Hope so!
TFS Angelina

Hi Angelina,
charming pose, lively capture, pleasantly sunny, refreshing!
Thank you! My best regards,

Hi Angelina,
A lovely capture of this beautiful cardinal bird. Very good details and composition. I think she is a bit like a careless kid. I know you must have pronounced "say cheese" but she did not care a bit. Thanks a lot for sharing.

  • Great 
  • Ken52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 636 W: 93 N: 1243] (4195)
  • [2008-06-16 15:43]

Nice look at the female Cardinal. I love the soft colors and her pose. The DOF is outstanding. Nice detail also.

  • Great 
  • iris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 60 N: 970] (3088)
  • [2008-06-19 1:01]
  • [+]

Hello Lady,
This Senora looks as curious as I am right now about your disappearing act:)
Nice warm lighting showing the chaffinch in its habitat.Good colours and contrasts and effective lighting.The lady seems to have really lost out a lot of her locks on her head...that is a nice shot showing details like this which are not frequently noticed on a usual PoV.
TFS & Cheers
P.S:How re you doing...seems quite busy..??


Love the title - and you said my captions rank right up there? You're right behind me, girl! I love the colors here, the POV, and the sharpness. The DOF is also great because he's in his natural element and the background is soft - excellent. By the way, what was down there??? Hehehehehe

Over mating, at times, does this to the female's head area.
Lovely capture.

  • Great 
  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-06-29 1:28]

Hi Angelina again.
What a funny specimen you have pictured. Especially I like great sharpness, wonderful rich colours, impressive lighting and very interesting subject at whole. Tree branch pattern are very impressive and light smooth BG is so fine as a main pictured objects. My best regards.

Ciao Angie!
What a lovely shot!
Very beautiful bird, superb composition and framing, great light.

Hi Angy
Very nice shot of this bird. Great sharpness and color.
Great Job!! I see you haveint been on lately,hope all is well.

selam angy; wonderful capture of this beautifully coloured bird good composition well done

She is molting Angela; they all do! What a look she has. I have see many molting birds (especially Cardinals) and they look very funny. Blue Jays do it also. This is an intimate portrait of this nice lady :)

Hello Angy

A very good display of this female cardinal.They are usually much more timid than the males.
The plumage detail and colouration is very good.
Well focused with a great POV to see her in all her glory.


Calibration Check