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Let us eat in PEACE!

Let us eat in PEACE!
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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
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-01-29 7:09
Viewed: 4126
Points: 56
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Cardinalis Cardinalis and Baeolophus atricristatus (Black crested titmouse) visiting my feeder. The titmouse is fun to watch. The bird sorts through the seeds to find the sunflower seeds. Meanwhile everything that isn't right is flung to the ground, making the meadowlarks quite happy. Once she finds the right seed, she flies to a higher branch and works to crack it open. More photos of this process will follow. :)
From the photos I took, it appears that Senor Rojo does quite a bit of seed slinging himself as there are always some morsels hanging in the air.

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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2009-01-29 7:17]

You have the most beautiful name, Angelina, I really like that name! And Angelina, this is a great shot with both birds on the feeder. The titmouse, I had never seen and I looooove it so much, it is cuuuute with its mohawk on the head. Looking for further pictures of these beautiful birds on your feeders,


hooorya...a wonderful image Angelina..I love it...I like the fact that your posting..this and that fact alone make my day!

hello Angelina

a beautiful and i will add funny photography,
beautiful because the photo is shot with fine POV,
excellent luminosity, sharp details,
funny because the 2 birds have a glance on you
and i love both of their glance, TFS


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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2009-01-29 8:40]

Hi Angelina,

A colorfull spectacle on your feeder,well presented with good sharpness and dof,tfs


Perfect timing, once again! Excellent focus on the birds and good background blur. The birds looks a bit curious, and perhaps a bit annoyed at being interrupted while eating... :-)

Thanks for sharing! Your note is very interesting. I'll look forward to seeing further postings in this series.


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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2009-01-29 9:34]

Hello Angelina,
Great view of these two at the feeder displaying their fine hairstyles!! I expect there are some more lovely birds on the ground enjoying the food they're tipping out!!
Well-timed with great focus on both and lovely colours.
TFS and regards, Ulla

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-01-29 10:04]

Hi Angy,

Looks like Senor Rojos has to share "his" feeder. Beautiful shot of him in a wonderful pose with the seed in his beak. I love the Crested Titmouse - I've never seen one here. He is adorable and must be fun to watch. Funny how the different birds have their eating rituals. Wonderful how both birds are looking right at you. I love it!


Hi Angelina,
A nice duo capture in one shot. Beautiful Cardinal and the cute looking titmouse. Superb sharp details and a lovely composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Wonderful capture. A classic shot you had presented to us.

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-01-29 11:48]

Hi Angelina,
Lovely capture.I liked colors,BG,eye contact and composition a lot.Very well done!
Thanks for posting.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-01-29 12:16]

Hi Angelina. Good to see you i hope you are well. The Male cardinal is having a good look at you as ifto sau clear off. You have been able to capture good detail and bright colours well done TFS.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-01-29 12:23]

Hello Angelina,
So lovely scene!beautiful colors, POV, excellent composition and perfect quality. Brawo!
Best regards Siggi

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2009-01-29 15:59]

Great shot of our state bird Angelina,
I've been trying all year to get a good image of a cardinal and it just hasn't happened. Love the look on both of the birds faces as though they thought you were interrupting their meal.
It's been pretty nasty outside lately so I haven't been taking many photos. Hopefully we will get a break in the weather soon so I can once again get some good shots.

Hi Angy
This is a great shot.I like the eye contact the one in the back looks pretty serious.:) Nice job in getting them both in focus.


The light coming from the side does a good job on the Titmouse. It looks like they are both wondering what you are doing. Good eye contact with both of them.

I wish I at Titmouse or 2 to mix in with my Cardinals.


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-01-31 3:10]

Hi Angelina.
Simply superb shot as well as pictured scene. Both birds are charming and eye-contact with them is terrific. I like excellent framing of the scene and composition of the picture. Combination of sharp main subject and blurriness of the BG is amazing too. Exposure and colour palette of the shot are stunning. Bravo. Perfect work. My compliments.

Hi Angelina, an excellent capture of this pretty cardinal with a lovely pose.
TFS and cheers,

Am soooooo very happy you are back.
Love your work..... all of it.
Mario from the COLD up N. with friendly greetings to you both.

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2009-02-05 3:40]

Hi Angelina,
Wonderful shot of this duo with immaculate sharpness and lovely colours and details on their plumages. Superb lighting and I like the 'eye contacts'. That feeder looks very attractive too. Excellent POV, DOF and composition.

Great feeder shot Angelina, two's always cuter :)
Very good job on the post processing IMO.
Well done!

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2009-03-17 19:01]

Hola Angelina.
How come You didnt post any more here? I really miss Your photos Angelina.
Lovely red colours in the Main Cardinal.
very fine pose and well framed.
Hope to see you soon.

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2009-03-21 8:21]

Hi Angelina !
A very nice capture and interesting.
Some splendid colors.
Have a nice day,

Did we distract this cardinal from his lunch? He doesn't look very happy with you! Love his pose, the feathers on his head (that just begged to be combed down or snipped by the local barber...) and his stance. Notes are fantastic, as are the fine details, especially of his beak. Nicely done, my friend.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-03-21 17:06]

Hi Angie,where are you gone? You are sleeping like the nature in winter? We are waiting your new pics! For now my best compliments for this couple ,the colors are beautifuls!!! Have a nice Sunday,Luciano

hello angelina,
excellent capture, the colours are amazing and the details looks great, fine eye conact and good pose here,
well done,
tfs & regards

Hi Angelina,
cheerfully funny, well lighted, well composed composition. With both looking at the spectator, the image really draws me right into that pleasant scenery. Thank you!
Witrh best regards,

Thanks for your kind words on my butterfly picture, Angelina.
I notice you posted this picture at the end of January.
Why this long hiatus?
You are sorely missed on TN.

Regarding this picture, I'm speechless with sheer joy. To have two beautiful birds within the same frame is a miracle of sorts.
The image, technically, is of a high professional standard.
Thanks and hope to see you posting once again here.

Hi Ange
Really great capture of the two seperate species...Outstanding POV...TFS

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