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Yellow-billed Cardinal

Yellow-billed Cardinal
Photo Information
Copyright: Peter van Zoest (PeterZ) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-08-04
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D70, AF Nikkor 70-300mm f4-5.6 G, Digital RAW
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-11-21 8:40
Viewed: 4793
Points: 56
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This bird was sitting near a feeder on a fence.
The Yellow-billed Cardinal (Paroaria capitata) is a bird found in Brazil, Paraguay and northern Argentina and introduced on the island of Hawai'i. In open fields, near water. It breeds in moist shrubland.
17 cm. The difference with the red-capped cardinal is the yellow, orange, whitish or pinkish bill. Occurs in dense flocks, during non-breeding season.

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That's a wonderful bird, Peter, what a colourful ploumage, I like the red head so much, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hi Peter,
Fine colorful bird. Good POV/pose and focus detail.
The DOF could be a tad larger. Pleasing simple composition.
Great eye contact.

Stunning colours and superb detail...good info as well. Excellent POV

Hello Peter
This is a lovely sharp shot rich in colour..perhaps another fstop would have been slightly better but I see that you were already down to very slow shutter speed.
Fantastic picture and a very good note.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-11-21 9:35]

Hello Peter,
WOnderful close capture of this beautiful Cardinal. I like its pose and the light on its red crown. Sharp focus on the eye and beautiful colours.
Many thanks, Ulla

Hi Peter,
greeting. very nice portraite of this very beautiful lovely birds. Great coloration, POV and composition. Lighting, details, eye contact very nice. good notes. Danke.
best wishes

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  • ved (26)
  • [2007-11-21 10:06]

A perfect combination of a wonderful bird and a great shot!

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-11-21 10:32]

Hello Peter,
a nice photo of this pretty little bird.
It has really nice colouring.
Good sharpness and detail.
Excellently composed aswell.
Well done mate,

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  • jesst Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 368 W: 0 N: 172] (2441)
  • [2007-11-21 11:01]

Very good shot of the bird. Amazing color and detail, perfect focus.

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  • kjpweb Gold Star Critiquer [C: 326 W: 86 N: 1084] (4788)
  • [2007-11-21 11:12]

Gorgeous picture. Wonderful color and detail in the plumage. Well captured! Cheers, Klaus

Wouaw, splendid colorfull pic !!!
this bird is simply wonderfull, great focus and amazing colors
a great cheer

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-11-21 23:35]

Hola Peter,
sensacional captura,
color y detalles...
bonito trabajo,

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  • fthsm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 172 W: 56 N: 512] (3689)
  • [2007-11-21 23:46]

What a beautiful red. Excellent sharpness and presentation. TFS Peter.

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  • dejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 344 W: 51 N: 520] (2242)
  • [2007-11-22 1:17]

Hello Peter,
Beautiful capture of this beautiful bird!
Great DOF and background
lovely colors
Regards, Dejan

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2007-11-22 4:42]

Fantastic bird shot Peter ! What an incredible subject ! Pose, sharpness, details and exposure are very impressive and the colors and background are perfect ! Thanks !


Que lindo.
Um click perfeito.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-11-22 11:33]

Hi Peter. A very good close up shot of the Cardinal. it looks as if he has a red hat on. good detail and colours int he feathers. good light in the eye. a nice POV/DOF. well done TFS.

What a red head!!! Excellent color! Splendid light! Wonderful detail. A beauty!!!!

Difficult exposure combo in the plumage here Peter, but you handled it well. Excellent POV, the bird seems to be looking straight at us..
Nice BG, details, comp, and a clean BG, no distractions :)
Well done!

Hi Peter
Excellent DOF and colour. Congrats. TFS

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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2007-11-22 16:55]

Hi Peter, great bird wonderfully captured. I love the background that leaves the whole room to the bird. How colourful and well shot, the image is clear and sharp, the light is perfect. Thank you,


bonjour peter.
j'aime bien ce masque rouge qui donne un aspect rigolot a cet oiseau.
il est net,detaillé et joliement coloré.
le BG aurait peut etre merité un petit traitement pour uniformisé sa couleur.

Hello Peter,
What an amazing and beautiful bird, Yellow-billed Cardinal, you present here!
This friend has very colourful and unique looking I think. :) Thanks for sharing this lovely bird I've never seen before.
I can see the very nice pose, with excellent details and composition here. Also, lovely blurry BG makes this bird stadn out very well.
Well presented!
Best wishes,

Hello Peter,
Beautiful light and excellent control of the exposition.
A GREAT SHOT my friend,


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  • Adam73 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 208 W: 5 N: 522] (2253)
  • [2007-11-26 13:59]

What a pretty bird. I have never seen one of these. Very nice colors and DOF is awesome. The Red head, white plumage and the green background reminds me of Christmas. :)

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-11-27 11:55]

Hello Peter

Another exotic and interesting catch!
The bright red against that lovely green is wonderful.
Excellent plumage detail and sharpness.
Well placed in the frame.
Great job.


Hello Peter, amazing shot excellent pov and pose caught, details are superb never seen one before so thanks for the sharing of this quality shot best rgds Necip

Hi and good Morning MF Peter,

Fine capture of this beautifully coloured bird -which i saw firstly- from excellent POV/DOF and delightful composition.
TFS and have a nice Sunday MF!


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