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Cardinalis Cardinalis

Cardinalis Cardinalis
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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: 2009-01-25
Categories: Birds
Camera: OLYMPUS E-500, Olympus Zuiko 70-300mm 1:4-5.6
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/1000 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-01-26 16:03
Viewed: 4138
Points: 46
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I sat outside yesterday with the tripod, trying to learn to use the new lens (70-300mm). So Senor Rojo decided to let me practice on him.
I'm fascinated with the behavior of these birds and wish there was more on the internet about behavior. In the winter he allows other male cardinals to visit the feeder but only in brief intervals. He throws a little tantrum if they stay long. In the summer however, no other male had better enter his territory. I'm still trying to calculate this territory. Looks like its about 2 1/2 to 3 acres. I think this spring I'll use some actual markers.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-01-26 16:06]

Hi Angie,what a nice and perfect close up!!! I don't know why,but the res birds in winter are better,fantastics colors and perfects details,my best compliments,have a nice day,Luciano


Nice one, firt of all the light you had, beautiful, the focus is impeccable, and very nice colours. Congratulations.

Best regards.


hello Angelina

today i did an in-flight photo of one of Senor Rojo's
Canadian cousins but fow now i decide to not post it that photo,
excellent close-up photography of Senor Rojo shot with fine POV,
i would love to see more space where he is looking but i understand
that there is the bird feeder and it would'nt bee beautiul on the photo,
the luminosity is beautiul, sharpness and details excellent, TFS


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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2009-01-26 17:24]

Hola Angelina.
Well You did a geat job with your new lens, I am sure You are going to love it. Sr. Rojo seems to be hungry.
Nice pose and beautiful red colors.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-01-26 17:24]

Hi Angy,

Senor Rojas is as beautiful as ever but he looks cold! He must really like you to allow you to come so close. You are so lucky to have him there - the Cardinals here are the most elusive of all the birds. Wonderful shot with beautiful colors and details. Love the eye and the seeds on the beak.


Welcome Home as the Rainbow Family sometimes say. Always glad to see you Angel...and with a fine image of course...you are a drop dead photographer...not sure what that means but I said it...

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-01-26 21:49]

Hi Angelina,
Very beautiful capture of this Cardinale.I liked eye contact,POV,colors and BG a lot.
Thanks for posting.

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2009-01-26 22:53]

Hi Angelina,

A nice model you have in the garden to test your new lens,as it looks like it is a permanent resident in your area,well done and tfs


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-01-26 23:21]

Hi, dear Angelina.
Thank you for visit and nice comments when I was so busy.
You have shared a very nice shot of a beautiful bird. Its pose, head turn and eye-contact are so attractive also as well as great details and sharpness of all bird features. I like selected DOF and combination of sharpness of the main subject and blurriness of the BG. A bit back sunlight creates a nice effect too. My compliments and all the best.

Hi Angelina,
this cardinal is so lovely - and very kind to be your first model for the new lens ;-)
A wonderful start to test it with this cute bird, I like the result very much, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

hi angelina,
i am happy to see you here after such a long time, i too am not much regular here these days, nice capture, i liked the pose , the eye contact very much, the tight crop looks good here,
tfs & regards

A fine, partly lateral capture of a beautiful Cardinal specimen Angelina, the overall colour scheme towards the warmer part of the spectrum makes this a pleasure-to-watch composition. TFS indeed my friend!

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2009-01-27 4:13]

Helo Angelina,
This is a great capture with your new lens! Excellent details and colours of this beautiful Cardinal that's keeping an eye on you. I love its pose and the smooth background and you've framed it well too.
TFS and cheers, Ulla

Hi Angelina,
A lovely capture of this beautiful cardinal. Superb sharp details and a good composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-01-27 8:30]

Hello Angelina,
Beautiful photo of this Cardinal. Great sharp focus in very beautiful natural light and colours. Good and pleasant POV and eye-contact.

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2009-01-27 20:58]

Hello Angelina, Too beautiful but I think still there is a room for improvement of contrast and brightness. The frame to my opinion is too tight. Ganesh

Nice shot. The colours and details look beautiful.

Nice color, exposure, & detail Angelina..
I like the catch-light, great eye contact too.
Framed a bit tight rt perhaps?
Well done,

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2009-01-29 5:15]

Hi Angie
Nice capture.Good POV and sharp image.Nice plumage detail and great colors.I also like your subject pose.
TFS Michel

Hallo Angie
I missed some of your postings and thought I'll come back to leave a comment. This is a real close-up with great features captured, especially in the facial area. This bird almost looks guilty as if he was caught redhanded while eating. Just love that black patch of feathers around the beak, which is shown so well in this photograph. I also like the sunglight caught in the face. It gives more sparkle to the light already caught in the eye. Thanks for sharing.
Best regards.

Long time....
Great notes.
Very sharp, showing a lot of detail.
Warm regards,

Hi Ange
Beautiful color and detail...A really nice portrait...TFS

Hello Angelina,

A colourful fellow and a lovely pose!
Effective DoF and wonderful details in the plumage, the red bird stands out well on the blurry back...
He looks a bit irritated or am I wrong hehehe..!

Pablo -

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