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16-FEB-2007 Nestor Derkach

Male Cardinal enjoying the sun on a bitter cold morning .

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Nikon D80 ,Nikkor 300mm f/4 ED-IF AF-S
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urs10-Feb-2009 22:24
What vibrant colors they are of. Must be hard to hide in the wilderness. They might be spotted from far away, I guess. Very, very beautiful bird. V
Walter O. Koenig01-Dec-2008 15:50
Beautiful image with the ice and blue background shades to offset the bright colors of this cardinal. "V"
Pawel22-Sep-2008 23:32
Superb! Love bukeh efect and this rich red colour. V
Keith Rankin26-Feb-2008 03:26
Awesome shot and beautiful color on a cold day, wtg Nestor!! V
Yiannis Pavlis19-Feb-2008 14:12
Absolutely gorgeous presentation.Excellent colour contrast.V
Tom Briggs18-Feb-2008 19:53
Wonderful capture of this Cardinal ... beautiful colors and detail ... v
alfredo camba jr.18-Feb-2008 15:02
Beautiful capture! Wonderful colors & details! vote!
irislynx17-Feb-2008 00:01
Another excellent shot! The color and detail really stand out, Very nicely done! V!
Terje Hamnes13-Feb-2008 18:47
The Cardinal has a truly magnificent color against the light blue sky! V
Keith Rankin12-Feb-2008 02:50
You need to shoot more birds Nestor, you do great at it :) V
blizzard11-Feb-2008 20:21
brilliant natural color
excellent composition v
Patricia Kay11-Feb-2008 15:52
Wonderful shot...This is a beautiful bird...amazing color!!! V
Debbie Blackburn Beierle08-Feb-2008 06:25
I really like the red and blue color combination. The ice on the branch gives a real measure of the temperature! Lovely image!
Andrew Vincent08-Feb-2008 05:07
Cold little feet!!!! Such beautiful colours! Outstanding work Nestor! Now this is one to frame! HUGE VOTE!
Yiannis Pavlis06-Feb-2008 15:23
This is spectacular Nestor.Beautiful photo and colours.Excellent composition.V
Jean Chiasson04-Feb-2008 03:32
Wow fantastic capture and sharp colors Nestor vote
Carol Breton31-Jan-2008 13:25
Perfect capture of the Cardinal Red and against that gorgeous blue bg, this is a winner! V
Gus Rosenfeld30-Jan-2008 11:46
Yes indeed, a proud and puffed guy dressed in "jumping" red. The ice refractive polka-dots embedded in the bokeh are wonderful Nestor. g
Sandi Whitteker30-Jan-2008 08:45
They are such a beautiful color! Beautiful capture. Background really makes the red jump.
NealyBob30-Jan-2008 07:56
Excellent! More perfection~! V
Jay Levin29-Jan-2008 22:50
Excellent capture, Nestor, and outstanding DOF. The exposure is perfect. Vote
Janet Forjan-Freedman29-Jan-2008 22:48
Striking catch and colour combination!
runcible29-Jan-2008 21:24
A very fine shot with a wonderful background. V
Brian with an Eye29-Jan-2008 21:24
Warm colour for a cold day. Nice shot, Nestor.
mario .n29-Jan-2008 21:20
beautiful constrast here Nestor ! Fantastic colors red bleue V !
Marcia Colelli29-Jan-2008 20:16
beautiful capture V
Enny29-Jan-2008 18:50
feel the cold and the beauty of the bird.
Brian McAllister29-Jan-2008 16:05
Fabulous winter shot of this Cardinal. Even the twig is covered in ice.
Perfectly composed and exposed.
Gérard Koehl29-Jan-2008 14:46
Wow..; il est absolument magnifique; Les couleurs et les détails sont parfaits. V
Philip Schwarz Photography29-Jan-2008 14:15
Nice shot.
Raymond29-Jan-2008 14:06
Brrrrrrrrrr... and a winner. A very beautiful image, tack sharp as someone I know would say... We"re going to call you the Birdman of PBase Nestor ! LOL
Great shot, a winner.
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