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Caught in the Act
3rd PlaceCaught in the Act
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: 100 Meters (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D90
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 80-200mm f/2.8D ED
Date: May 29, 2011
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/15 s
Galleries: Humorous, Birds
Date Uploaded: May 29, 2011

What an excellent way to start the week! First ribbon, thrilled to death. Thanks for all of the nice comments.

Like Dennisheckman (blue), I took this shot while grilling in the backyard. I set up the tripod with telephoto about 5 feet away from the landscape timber, sprinkled out a few live meal worms, and using a wireless remote, fired away from near the backdoor. I couldn't see the birds that well from my vantage point but just keep shooting. It's mainly our nesting bluebirds that eat the mealworms but this cardinal swooped in and made a glutton of himself. He must've heard the shutter of the previous shot and looked. This was the last of 100 or so shots I took before having to get back to the BBQ business at hand...

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 141
Avg (all users): 7.1520
Avg (commenters): 8.2857
Avg (participants): 7.1897
Avg (non-participants): 7.1194
Views since voting: 4912
Views during voting: 300
Votes: 125
Comments: 45
Favorites: 16 (view)


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06/10/2011 09:34:49 AM
Gorgeous cardinal photo, and educational, too -- I had no idea birds gather multiple worms like this. Congrats on the ribbon.
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06/09/2011 02:57:10 AM
What a grab! Outstanding!! Congratulations on your well deserved ribbon!!!
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06/08/2011 02:43:47 PM
Great pic! I'm impressed that you caught this by using a remote! Congrats on the ribbon!
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06/08/2011 05:14:35 AM
What a catch. Great photo and (facial) expression!! Congratulation on the ribbon. Favorite!
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06/07/2011 05:52:07 PM
Congrats!
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06/07/2011 11:30:58 AM
Lovely shot,Congrats on your first ribbon.
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06/07/2011 05:25:59 AM
Congratulations Steve! Wonderful capture and sharp as a tack. Very well done.
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06/07/2011 03:12:14 AM
What a great time to capture, very good, really exciting moment.
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06/07/2011 03:12:00 AM
What a great time to capture, very good, really exciting moment.
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06/06/2011 07:03:49 PM
Congratulations on your first ribbon. I missed this one during voting. It's a wonderful shot.
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06/06/2011 05:38:39 PM
WOW, that's a whole lot of mealworms!!! Must be one hungry cardinal, hope he shared it with his mate and babies. Congrats on the ribbon!
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06/06/2011 04:00:42 PM
Fantastic image Congratulations
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06/06/2011 02:27:25 PM
Congratulations, very nice capture!
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06/06/2011 10:58:23 AM
Congratulations on the Yellow Steve. As I already said in my comment during voting "Absolutely beautiful capture. And 6 grubs. Never seen that before. 10"
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06/06/2011 10:47:57 AM
Well done! He's a pig, for sure! LOL!
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06/06/2011 09:51:54 AM
Steve congrats on your first ribbon and pb
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06/06/2011 07:20:14 AM
Beautifully done!! Congrats on your first ribbon!!
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06/06/2011 06:52:37 AM
Fantasic! Well done on the ribbon!
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06/06/2011 04:16:30 AM
Excellent work, great DOF and crisp, colourful, story telling image. WD.
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06/06/2011 03:11:44 AM
Amazing color and detail, a big well done with the ribbon.
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06/06/2011 02:35:21 AM
Congrats on the yellow! Great focus and DOF.
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06/06/2011 01:08:34 AM
Congrats on your first ribbon. Very deserving.
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06/06/2011 12:50:24 AM
Congratulations! (and I still say euwww to the dinner) LOL but Fantastic shot!!
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06/06/2011 12:37:31 AM
Wow. Looks razor sharp. The colors are amazing too... Congrats on the Ribbon!
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06/06/2011 12:37:11 AM
Your first ribbon, not a surprise.
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06/06/2011 12:17:49 AM
Stunning Capture. Congrats
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06/06/2011 12:12:38 AM
Great work! Congrats on your first ribbon and breaking into the 7 territory too! Wonderful shot.
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06/06/2011 12:06:06 AM
Congrats on your first ribbon!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/05/2011 11:59:11 PM
Great clarity and capture! 10.
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06/05/2011 08:51:26 PM
Now that's a mouth full!
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06/05/2011 10:37:05 AM
Great catch and terrific picture!!
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06/01/2011 10:30:18 AM
Wow a real beauty
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05/31/2011 05:41:08 PM
how did he capture so many of these at once? This ia my favorite of the challenge.
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05/31/2011 12:49:48 PM
This is great - what a mouthful! Tell me - where do you get your mealy worms?
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05/31/2011 12:25:56 PM
That's quite a mouthful
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05/31/2011 11:12:38 AM
WOW! They are so fast, that is an awesome shot. Hungry little guy huh. :-) Babies to feed
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05/31/2011 09:42:37 AM
THAT's a lot of worms!!! Terrific.
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05/31/2011 03:01:27 AM
How greedy, LOL, I like how his legs look like a painting, top 10.
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05/30/2011 01:00:43 PM
Absolutely beautiful capture. And 6 grubs. Never seen that before. 10
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05/30/2011 11:06:48 AM
Greedy! Wonderful photo, great job.
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05/30/2011 09:31:12 AM
fantastic shot!
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05/30/2011 06:30:14 AM
bon appetit!
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05/30/2011 01:45:43 AM
Got to be a ribbon...
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05/30/2011 12:30:44 AM
He's quite the breadwinner.
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05/30/2011 12:29:44 AM
OMG Fabulous!! and Euuueewww to the dinner!
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