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Lady & Ice

Lady & Ice
Photo Information
Copyright: Travis Truelove (wildlife) Silver Note Writer [C: 8 W: 0 N: 42] (259)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-01-11
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 50D, Canon EF 300mm 1:4 L IS w/ 1.4 extender, Handheld in Sports Mode
Exposure: f/8, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-01-26 17:13
Viewed: 2739
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The cardinal in this photo is a female. They are easier to get the colors and detail right in an icy or snowy photo than are the males. Also, I think its time that someone showed the true beauty of these little girls.....

NOTE: The male Northern Cardinal is perhaps responsible for getting more people to open up a field guide than any other bird. Theyíre a perfect combination of familiarity, conspicuousness, and style: a shade of red you canít take your eyes off. Even the brown females sport a sharp crest and warm red accents. Cardinals donít migrate and they donít molt into a dull plumage, so theyíre still breathtaking in winterís snowy backyards. In summer, their sweet whistles are one of the first sounds of the morning.
Thanks for the above note to: www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/northern_cardinal/id

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Extraordinary beauty!TFS.

Wow Travis, that is amazing! The detail in the bird is extrodinary and the ice makes this one really nice. Congratulations on your wonderful photo.


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