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Female Cardinal & The Snow Flake
Female Cardinal & The Snow Flake
Drake


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Birds II (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 EX APO IF HSM for Nikon
Location: Battle Creek, Mi
Date: Jan 26, 2008
Aperture: F2.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: Jan 26, 2008

Taken thru the window, limbs on the bird feeder were about 8 foot from the window. The challenge is to not scare them off - have quite a set up of black curtains, etc. The DOF was not too bad considering I had the lens wide open with marginal light.

Statistics
Place: 50 out of 251
Avg (all users): 6.2995
Avg (commenters): 7.6667
Avg (participants): 6.1765
Avg (non-participants): 6.4190
Views since voting: 1448
Views during voting: 379
Votes: 207
Comments: 15
Favorites: 1 (view)


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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/03/2008 08:08:55 AM
This is one of the finest images of this challenge. I love the play of subtle beiges around the arresting orange of the beak, crest, and wings. The one thing I would like to do with the image is reframe so that my eye would have more room to the right where the cardinal is looking. So I wanted to give you higher than a 7... OK, let mercy triumph over judgment: 8! Well done.
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02/01/2008 01:19:52 PM
Buautiful soft colours and lovely composition, very nice
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02/01/2008 10:10:34 AM
Very striking Mrs. Cardinal... Nice capture
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01/30/2008 06:24:23 PM
Really pretty!
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01/30/2008 02:46:38 PM
decent focus and nice composition. colors, contrast, saturation all good. Nice job.
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01/30/2008 01:32:44 PM
Nice, though the shadows at the top kind of guide my gaze toward her belly instead of her face. DOF is perfect for this sort of shot.
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01/30/2008 10:36:13 AM
Looks cold with the snow just under the beak,
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01/30/2008 09:01:51 AM
Nice capture of a cardinal. Well composed and sharp!
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01/29/2008 08:39:01 AM
Clean and soft and gentle. Nicely presented. She may be plainer than her male counterpart, but she has a quiet beauty of her own.
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01/28/2008 06:50:25 PM
Very well done. Perfect exposure IMO. 9
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01/28/2008 06:19:27 PM
A shame she isnt looking at the camera or giving you a more forward facing profile. Very nice detail and color.
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01/28/2008 03:31:01 PM
Lovely photo, cardinals are so pretty, I wish we had them in Newfoundland.
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01/28/2008 03:14:55 PM
good shot, love the colours 9
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01/28/2008 11:42:47 AM
Wow I love this shot, the coloring of this bird is just perfect in this shot. Excellent job!
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01/28/2008 12:28:32 AM
Awesome picture! The birds feathers look as if I could feel them, great work!
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