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Copyright: Jane Magen (jaycee) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-02-10
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon SX10IS
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/20 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-02-11 7:20
Viewed: 2818
Points: 46
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
It took two weeks until a bird found this seed bell. I was closing the shutters before dinner and saw this Pyrrhuloxia testing it out. They are very skittish birds so I had to slip the lens through the slats or he would have taken off.

The Cardinalis Sinuatus is related to the Northern Cardinal. Like the Cardinal, he has a beautiful song. He is grayer and has a thick bill like a parrot. He is a year round resident of Southeastern Arizona.

It was so nice seeing this bright bird on a dull day.

goatman04, marianas, Luis52, nasokoun, boreocypriensis, nglen, eng55, siggi, CeltickRanger, anemone, Jamesp, Argus, Adanac, valy67 has marked this note useful
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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-02-11 7:25]

Hello Jane
A fine capture of this Cardinal taken with natural colors and great details

Hello Jane,

Well we are neighbors once more! This is a great close-up of this Cardinalis male on your seed bell with beautiful coloration, pose & POV. Well taken & presented.

TFS & best wishes!


hello Jane
great picture with nice details and good sharpness
beautiful colours and nice composition
great shot
greeting lou

Hi Jane
What a lovely little bird.
Lovely colors and details.

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2010-02-11 8:02]

Hola Prima.
So beautiful. Just look at his face. WOW some kind of happiness or innocence.
This photo for sure has some kind of magic.

Ciao Jane, beautiful bird in nice pose against a lovely blurry BG, fine details, splendid colors and excellent sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

hello Jane,
a beautiful eating time scene of this Cardinal, nice colors output and fine sharpness!
keep photographing! TFS

Hi Jane,
This is among his best photos! ... undoubtedly combining humanized elements with the bird this time has proved ideal. Very good tones on plumage, there is a slight excess of gamma brightness at the top of the photo, but does not affect the result. Excellent square cut for a very good composicióm.
PS: I did not know there seed bells for birds! ha ... ha ..! :)

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-02-11 10:24]

Hello Jane,
Very nice photo of this Pyrrhuloxia in beautiful colours and good sharpness. Pleasing composition. Also a good frontal POV.


Your first customer is absolutely beautiful and you took an awesome capture from it for uploading. It is utterly flawless in all around!
TFS and have a anice night!


Hello Jane,
a beautiful capture of this Cardinal taken from an excllent POV in a nice eating posture, very well composed.
Best regartds

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2010-02-11 11:22]

Hi Jane. The Cardinalis may be the first bird to find your new feeder but i am sure it will not be your last. You were able to get a good head on picture of this colourful bird. Which you have taken with fine detail. TFS.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-02-11 12:35]

Hello Jane,
You were quick off the mark to capture this fantastic Cardinal in a nice pose. Fine details and I love its colours. It goes rather well with the greyish background too!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2010-02-11 12:55]

Hi Jane,
Lovely capture.I liked eye contact,POV,
pose of bird and composition a lot.
Excellent work!
Thanks for posting..

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-02-11 13:16]

Hello Jane,
Lovely, sharp details in very good light against a evenly blurred background.Beautiful!
Best regards Siggi

hello Jane

an excellent photo of this beautiful species of a cardinal,
the fine frontal POV it is giving a beautiful eye-contact,
excellent focus sharpness and details to all the image,
i love that glance of the bird to you, TFS


Hi Jane. Lovely and excellent shot of this beautiful cardinal.
Thanks for sharing and best regards.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-02-11 15:11]

Eheheh..you buy bird's food...my blackbirds likes a cookies of my bar..ehehhe...the result is the same...and excellent way to take birds pics easy...ehehe...this is a beautiful portrait ,i like a lot the composition and the colors.Have a nice day and thanks,LUCIANO

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2010-02-11 22:41]

Hi Jane

We get nothing so spectacular in our UK gardens. Nicely caught with good detail.

Best wishes


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-02-12 6:11]

Hello Jane,
Though personally I try to avoid showing feeders here you have caught this male Pyrrhuloxia from a fine POV that shows his plumage together with his fine crest and thick parrot-like bill with nice sharpness and colours and his pose on the seed bell is ideal in this respect.
TFS this very attractive bird and have a good weekend,

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2010-02-13 10:24]

Hello Jane,
Superb image of this species, taking advantage of your kindness. Colors and details are great Jane, thank you for sharing.

Hello Jane !
Wow, this is a wonderful bird ! I love his colors, red and silver, with this cute crest. Even if the conditions weren't exactly ideal for you to take the picture, you managed to get an excellent picture. The details are excellent, the pose of the bird is great, the dull winter colors are well reproduced. Very well done !

Hi Jane,
A nice capture of this beautiful bird over the seed bell. Very well composed with good details. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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