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Red on Blue
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Copyright: Lissa Bruce (Leace) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 30 W: 0 N: 61] (292)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-04-14
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D80, Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 G ED AF-S VR, Skylight
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/640 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-04-17 13:53
Viewed: 3430
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This handsome male Cardinal was perched in a tree near a platform feeder in the parking lot of my apartment building.
As luck would have it, I had the D80 and 18-200VR lens signed out (actually being returned that day). I drove by slowly and managed to quietly get out of the car and snap off about a dozen shots. This was the only shot worth keeping as the rest had his head in the shade. It didn't stay long and flew off after only a few moments. This is heavily cropped.

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  • aido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1044 W: 156 N: 1218] (4046)
  • [2008-04-17 19:09]

Hello Lissa,
I was watching a male Cardinal today outside my apartment, he was on the roof of a truck looking at his reflection and leaping about like a madman, obviously hadn't seen it before. Very funny to watch :-) A nice image, great colours but it looks like the focus is on the branches rather than the Cardinal. Nice image though and a beautiful bird.
Regards,
Adrian

Hi Lissa
You again prove the point, males are better looking :-)!

TFS

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