<< Previous Next >>

Northern Cardinal (male) - II

Northern Cardinal (male) - II
Photo Information
Copyright: Ruby Sarkar (rubyfantacy) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 84 W: 1 N: 417] (2627)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-02-19
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon PowerShot SX 40 HS
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/320 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): birds i met in USA [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2013-03-11 13:11
Viewed: 2559
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Somehow i knew it was going to be my last day with Shelby Farms Park.. and i felt like i was going to lose something/ someone so precious - that even for lifetime! I tried to grab every moment of my stay over there.. on that day.. and get most out of it. In Tennessee, it was the beginning of Spring. After dull Winter, Shelby Farms Park was coming back to its best form. Once again, rich in birds and good amount of sunlight. But unfortunately, i was to leave my beloved Shelby Farms Park during its peak time only..! (sigh)

Massachusetts is absolutely different in landscape and weather. Beautiful & interesting. But seems, am still living in the memories of my days with beautiful Tennessee.

Here's a common but gorgeous bird i met on that day.. my last day.. in Shelby Farms Park. It was his lunch-time, i guess :)

I was roaming around the Mayor Lake and my eyes, scanning like a radar.. lol. Looking for birds, especially, a dream bird of mine: Carolina Wren. I saw them once or twice, during my previous few visits.. got some record shots too.. but couldn't manage one, where its beauty was properly justified. And since it was my last day, i badly wanted one :/

Then found this gorgeous. Inside the thickets, busy in having food. He was so close to me. I stood still.. like a statue.. and tried taking shots while making minimum possible movements. I didn't want to kill his natural rhythm.

Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) is a beautiful bird. And had been impressing me since the beginning of my days in this country. The male bird is more gorgeous than the female, but as i had said before, somehow, i liked the female birds of this species more.

Here's my first/ previous post on this bird.. that i took during my visit to Chattanooga..
Click Here

Thanks for viewing. Happy to share :)

buscape, jusninasirun, aruntp, ramthakur, Pitoncle, CeltickRanger has marked this note useful
Only registered TrekNature members may rate photo notes.
Add Critique [Critiquing Guidelines] 
Only registered TrekNature members may write critiques.
ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To mwmod99: aww.. that's a compliment!rubyfantacy 1 03-13 08:52
To ramthakur: my camerarubyfantacy 1 03-13 08:46
To tuslaw: :)rubyfantacy 1 03-13 08:41
You must be logged in to start a discussion.

Critiques [Translate]

  • Great 
  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-03-11 13:27]

Hello Ruby,
Nice to see a new posting from you.
Very nice photo of this Northern Cardinal in great sharpness, details and attractive eye contact. The contrasting colours against the environment are very beautiful.

  • Great 
  • pirate Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)
  • [2013-03-11 13:48]

Hi Ruby
this one is perfect
you can even see the color of the iris

Hello Ruby,I really enjoy this shot with the out of focus branches making a fine frame for this lovely Cardinal,the details in the plumage and eye are very clear and bright.Lovely shot.
Regards Les.

Hello Ruby,
great capture of this beautiful red bird with good sharpness and a nicely blurred surrounding. I especially like the wonderful colours and the splendid light.
Best wishes,

  • Great 
  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-03-11 15:33]

Hi Ruby,magnificent capture of this cardinal whit a very bright red in the best exposure,great plumage details too and nice composition.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

  • Great 
  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2013-03-11 17:57]
  • [+]

Hello Ruby,
I know how you feel when you have to leave a place that you have fallen in love with and don't know if you will ever return. Rosie and I used to visit Nashville at least twice a year when our oldest daughter Traci lived there.
Traci is now doing missionary work in the country of Nicaragua, so we may never get to go back to the many special places in Tennessee where we once roamed. The flip side is ...Nicaragua....Here we come!!
The neat thing about nature is that it has no boundries, whever you find yourself there are always new and exciting things to see, smell and touch.
I have been to Massachusetts and can only say you are about to find a ton of new animals, insects, birds and plants that you would never see in Tennessee.
Now about this cute little Cardinal...I love how you captured this guy with his creast standing erect like a proud national flag waving in the wind. The last photo I took of a male cardinal his was as flat as a pancake, and didn't look nearly as impressive.
Love the good eye contact and those beautiful vivid red and black colors, especially this time of the year when everything looks so dull. Hope to see some new and interesting nature shots from you in the near future.

Hello Ruby.
Fabulous Cardinal capture with the head turn and sharp eye. The focus and tone are well managed in this pleasing view.
Thanks and have a nice day,

Hello sir....
Very good pic ....with nice natural colours and details ....the sharpness is also good ...
Nicely blurred BG......
wish u all the best ...

excellent image of the beautiful red bird. nice angle and sharpness. tfs.

Absolutely amazing picture of the Northern Cardinal with your compact camera, Ruby. The picture is so perfect it puts DSLRs in shade. Very precise focus and wonderful colours on the subject.
Good to see you posting again after a long break.

Bonjour Ruby,
Très belle publication valorisant bien le sujet dans une belle lumière et sous une bonne profondeur de champ.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

  • Great 
  • Tina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 60 W: 0 N: 132] (1427)
  • [2013-03-12 12:18]

Hi Rubby,
Simply love the whole composition ! The colours contrast between the bird and the BG give a 3D impression ! Lovely picture ! TFS Tina

You can be easily proud of your work dear, and I do not need to be here to tell you this ... but hey ....this is my girl .. Ruby Sarkar !

Wow, a great portrait of this colourful bird. Fantastic blurring in the front and a very sharp bird.

A great shot. Sharp and beautiful with bright colors.. TFS


Hello Ruby

Very, very beautiful photo of the male Northern Cardinal,
with a very fine POV obtaining that lovely eye-contact,
the catch-light rendering its eye-contact more beautiful,
with wonderful light, great focus, sharpness, details, TFS


I love it. Wonderful!!

Calibration Check