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I was just bemoaning the fact that cardinals never come to my feeder, when to my great surprise here came this little female. I grabbed my camera and shot it through my screened window. It is a horrible photo, but I was so thrilled I had to share it with you. Life's simple pleasures make me happy!

Brand:Pentax
Camera:Pentax K200D Check out PENTAXPORTAL!
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:19 Nov 2012 - 2:14 PM
Focal Length:200mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.6
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/60sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:800
Exposure Mode:Portrait
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:A Surprise
Username:Joline Joline
Uploaded:20 Nov 2012 - 12:42 PM
Tags:Cardinal, Wildlife / nature
Votes:25

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 3Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
20 Nov 2012 - 12:53 PM

I'd be thrilled to see one of these also Joline.
It's like bagging another Munro(the Scottish mountains over 3.000ft which many people
want to climb).
KateGrinGrinGrin

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Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
20 Nov 2012 - 1:03 PM

It's a truly beautiful bird even if you had to shoot this on difficult conditions... Grin How lucky to see one!
Never seen one of those over here... But I have seen parrots in a few London parks. IB

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
20 Nov 2012 - 1:52 PM

What a special and beautiful bird this is - and I quite like the darkish vague look ! Excellent Smile

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danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 9473 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
20 Nov 2012 - 1:53 PM

We don't have these here Joline but I can just imagine the wildlife photographers if we did.

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
20 Nov 2012 - 2:53 PM

Good for you I agree all the way! not in the U.K. I think! but would be just as excited if they were, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2474 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Nov 2012 - 3:15 PM

Brilliant capture, well done,
Ali SmileSmileSmileSmile

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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Nov 2012 - 3:23 PM

A wonderful moment captured - pure joy!
Ann

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frz67
frz67  4 Italy32 Constructive Critique Points
20 Nov 2012 - 5:35 PM

almost like a painting, I like it

francesco

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achieverswales
20 Nov 2012 - 6:03 PM

What a beautiful bird Joline.

Regards

Trev.

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AnneWorner
AnneWorner e2 Member 6606 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States41 Constructive Critique Points
20 Nov 2012 - 6:52 PM

Shooting through the screen has given this a painterly look - you might work it a bit more, and maybe blur/darken the edges.

We get cardinals in the garden - I'm always thrilled to see them as they are so brilliantly coloured.

Anne

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 942 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
20 Nov 2012 - 7:13 PM

She's shy and hungry--- they like sunflower seeds--- So glad you are seeing them!

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
20 Nov 2012 - 7:33 PM

Lucky you - they are so lovely. All I have is a tiny plastic one (it used to sing) sitting atop my china cabinet.
Joan.

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Humblebee
Humblebee  2 England
20 Nov 2012 - 10:11 PM

Looks like an old masters painting Joline, well spotted and captured under the circumstances, but it has worked out really well ... Carol

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
21 Nov 2012 - 10:13 AM

you screen effect makes it look like a painting.
Aren't birds escape artists? I got a wood pecker in the garden and have to this day never mentioned a decent shot. He always hides behind something, comes out when it is pouring down, sits directly on the feeder etc.

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netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2154 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Nov 2012 - 8:16 PM

I bet you were thrilled to see such a beautiful little bird in your gardenSmileSmileSmile
NettaSmile

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Mavis
Mavis e2 Member 12143 forum postsMavis vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
22 Nov 2012 - 11:52 AM

It is so lovely , don't suppose I'll ever get one of these !

I know the feeling two day's ago when 7 long tailed tits arived at miday. Neither my camera nor my feeder were ready. I just had to enjoy their antics xx

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