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Early Spring Cardinals
Early Spring Cardinals
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: What Makes Me Happy (Standard Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D800
Lens: Nikon AF-S Nikkor 600mm f/4.0D IF-ED
Location: Battle Creek, Mi
Date: Apr 7, 2017
Aperture: F4
ISO: 2000
Shutter: 1/800
Date Uploaded: Apr 9, 2017

Took this in our yard, the female cardinal has nice color variations vs. the male.

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04/23/2017 12:33:19 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club!
Challenge: How can you go wrong in meeting a challenge when it's all about you? :) I love that your subject is a beautiful female cardinal. They don't get enough attention compared to their flamboyant other halves.

Composition, Focus, Etc.: Love the pastel colors with the natural background that really makes them pop. Focus on the face/eye and closest foot is great. The far away look/reflection in the eye adds depth and a bit of wonder. (i.e., What is she looking at anyway?) Nice feather details and framing. From what I think is a little water droplet below the beak it seems to be raining ... the lines sporadically in the background reinforce this. I'm trying to decide if they help or hurt. Maybe if there were a few more it would be any easier call. But then again we go back to depth and what makes *you* happy.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/16/2017 02:04:08 AM
Ribbon for sure.
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