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15-FEB-2007 Nestor Derkach

Male Cardinal

I stayed away from to much cropping so most of the ice on the limbs would be on display.
Big Red said he had his ice grips on so the pose would be right.

Nikon D80 ,Nikkor 300mm f/4 ED-IF AF-S
1/320s f/5.0 at 300.0mm iso100 full exif

other sizes: small medium large original
Andrew Vincent01-May-2007 06:29
Brrrr! Guess you had an ice storm not too long ago! Fantastic contrasts, a marvelous shot! Vote.
Guest 03-Apr-2007 07:06
Great contrast of bird and surrounds..Well done.
Steve Ainsworth21-Mar-2007 17:26
A real stunner! V
Dmitry Zamorin10-Mar-2007 21:45
Never seen any bird, more amazing than this flame-coloured Cardinal, especially, than it was so beautifully shot!
cre8foru05-Mar-2007 11:03
Awesome . V
William Tockes27-Feb-2007 17:11
Nice capture of a a beautiful bird with all the ice.
Gus Rosenfeld26-Feb-2007 07:37
Just stunning!! And, the deep bevel with the pin-stripe is an artist's touch for sure! I'm always blown away by your deep pockets when it comes to settings for these wonderful characters. You really know and love your back yard. g
Mindy McNaugher24-Feb-2007 23:46
Great catch! Stunning contrast with the brilliant red of the cardinal amidst the ice-covered branches! Vote!
firstbrook23-Feb-2007 09:53
Beautiful image.......and all that ice.....not an easy exposure....but you have done a brilliant job with this one...luv it
QUERIDO23-Feb-2007 07:07
very nice shot,vote
Fong Lam23-Feb-2007 05:06
Terrific shot, Nestor! The vivid red really stands out. Love this cardinal. ~V~
flowsnow23-Feb-2007 02:59
Wow...frozen limbs? how can they still fly? Wow......great shot Nestor! Vote
Kathy Pedersen23-Feb-2007 00:23
Beautiful capture, love the bright contrasting colors. Voted
Enny22-Feb-2007 20:30
You're back, yes ofcourse, again a wonderful one and you listen very well.
Gayle P. Clement22-Feb-2007 19:46
This is a beautiful photo. Cardinals in snow or ice are always my favorites. V
Petter Hamnes22-Feb-2007 18:24
What can I say? This is really a capture to be proud of, Nestor. The contrast between the ice and the bright red cardinal almost creates a 3-D effect. Nothing to do but vote. :-)
Peg O'Brien22-Feb-2007 18:17
This one really is dynamite, Nestor. You know these creatures so well now. This guy looks proud to be sitting for your portrait of him! Very nice!
Peter Stahl22-Feb-2007 17:42
Nestor one of your best. Print it and hang it up on your wall. A real gem. Big Vote!!
Hans-Peter Henriksen starman22-Feb-2007 17:14
Fantastic picture. V.
Eric Carrère22-Feb-2007 16:48
Terrific capture Nestor, i like the contrast between the red and the white of the ice ...V.
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