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The Suitors

Northern Cardinal
Cardinalis cardinalis, male
8-9 " (20-22.5 cm)

Yesterday's female cardinal had some males keeping watch.

Camera:Nikon D200 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Nikon 80-400mm VR
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:The Suitors
Username:taggart taggart
Uploaded:29 Dec 2007 - 12:31 AM
Tags:Birds, Cardinal, Close-up / macro, General, Male, Pennsylvania, Usa, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
Votes:83

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smw999
smw999  6 United Kingdom
29 Dec 2007 - 12:35 AM

Fantastic shot!! I love this one, well done!!

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piccy
piccy  8 Wales
29 Dec 2007 - 12:41 AM

He does fill the frame nicely - super looking birds.
freda

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BeiK
BeiK  8 Scotland
29 Dec 2007 - 12:43 AM

You should make Christmas cards from this for next year!
Bitte

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dawnmichelle
dawnmichelle e2 Member 7dawnmichelle vcard United States
29 Dec 2007 - 12:48 AM

wonderful shot Jennnn.

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Bob_V
Bob_V  7 United States2 Constructive Critique Points
29 Dec 2007 - 1:08 AM

Superb shot Jen, lovely colours and detail.
Bob

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Brilane
Brilane e2 Member 8Brilane vcard Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
29 Dec 2007 - 1:28 AM

Nicely taken hen, Jennn, :o)
Brian

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skoffs
skoffs  8 United States
29 Dec 2007 - 1:30 AM

He's a beaut Jenn. Great color.

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AnneWorner
AnneWorner e2 Member 6612 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States42 Constructive Critique Points
29 Dec 2007 - 2:40 AM

Absolutely stunning Jenn - love the other one tucked in behind.
Anne

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TyChee
TyChee e2 Member 9187 forum postsTyChee vcard United States1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Dec 2007 - 3:59 AM

Awesome shot Jenn! Love the lighting.
Ty

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NevP
NevP  9853 forum posts Canada13 Constructive Critique Points
29 Dec 2007 - 5:45 AM

Beautiful with a great presentation, a real winner for me.

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Douglas_George
29 Dec 2007 - 7:00 AM

Excellent shot Jenn they are a beautiful bird well done.

Dougie

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece17 Constructive Critique Points
29 Dec 2007 - 7:12 AM

What a superb colour they are, and what a superb capture, Jenn, beautiful. Carol

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chrissd
chrissd  8304 forum posts United Kingdom
29 Dec 2007 - 8:21 AM

cracking shot Jenn, such lovely colours
chris

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ChristineL
29 Dec 2007 - 8:25 AM

beautiful colours and clarity,
Chris.

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DolphinLady
29 Dec 2007 - 8:37 AM

This is stunning Jennn.
What a fantastic colour he is.
No wonder the lady is interested.
Hilary

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chase
chase Critique Team 91118 forum postschase vcard England240 Constructive Critique Points
29 Dec 2007 - 8:41 AM

Such a pretty bird,could you send a couple over..lol
Janet

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imagio
imagio  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Dec 2007 - 8:55 AM

Lovely color Jennn,

Bernie

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Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
29 Dec 2007 - 9:14 AM

Beautiful image Jenn, nice detail,
Fred.

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GalleryGirl
29 Dec 2007 - 9:43 AM

The one has the Wow factor! Superb and pin sharp!
Marilyn x

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Paul_cats
Paul_cats e2 Member 861 forum postsPaul_cats vcard Scotland22 Constructive Critique Points
29 Dec 2007 - 9:43 AM

Womderful colour and super detail.
Paul

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KBan
KBan  9457 forum posts England4 Constructive Critique Points
29 Dec 2007 - 9:48 AM

a cracker Jennn
All the best
keith

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riprap007  101568 forum posts England37 Constructive Critique Points
29 Dec 2007 - 10:03 AM

another excellent addition, the 80-400 looks a great choice

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bayleaf
bayleaf  7 United Kingdom
29 Dec 2007 - 10:13 AM

Ahh Jennnn. That is such a beautiful shot..

Wonderful Smile

John.

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NeilM
NeilM e2 Member 7NeilM vcard England
29 Dec 2007 - 10:25 AM

beautifully captured Jennn.

Neil

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Buffalo_Tom
Buffalo_Tom e2 Member 82322 forum postsBuffalo_Tom vcard Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
29 Dec 2007 - 11:06 AM

Lovely light and colour Jennn.Terrific shot.
Tom.

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Bodiewil
Bodiewil e2 Member 746 forum postsBodiewil vcard Wales
29 Dec 2007 - 11:15 AM

Another superb image Jenn so really well captured

Dave

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Cormy
Cormy  6 England
29 Dec 2007 - 12:30 PM

Tremendous shot
Cheers
Alan

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Joline
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29 Dec 2007 - 1:01 PM

The richness of the colors in this is incredible. What a beautiful image. Do you ever try to have these published? If not, you should.

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plugin  10 Canada
29 Dec 2007 - 1:28 PM

Great colours.. and a pair of them also!
Jim

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
29 Dec 2007 - 1:42 PM

Lovely lovely shot of these colourful birds. Another great shot Jenn.
Best Wishes for 2008.
Ron

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graeme34
graeme34  7 United Kingdom
29 Dec 2007 - 4:09 PM

Stunning dof and detail

Graeme

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PLCimagery
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29 Dec 2007 - 5:14 PM

Beautiful shot of a beautiful bird

Pete

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29 Dec 2007 - 5:21 PM

Another beautiful image lovely detail and catchlight and a lovely composition.
Pauline.

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franfoto
franfoto  6 England32 Constructive Critique Points
29 Dec 2007 - 5:30 PM

This one jumped right off the page when I opened my favourites. Love your exotic bird shots.
Regards.
Fran

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FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend e2 Member 626 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England217 Constructive Critique Points
29 Dec 2007 - 5:33 PM

It's all been said, brilliant again.
PS have you got the method forthe 'Orton'
method ? If not I could email it to you.
Regards
Geoff.

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proz  10205 forum posts United States
29 Dec 2007 - 5:51 PM

holy smokes Jenn, I think this is your finest. Amazing quality!

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29 Dec 2007 - 5:51 PM

Topshot well presented too, Chen.

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fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
29 Dec 2007 - 5:54 PM

The quality of your photography is outstanding jennnnn. This is superb.

Albert

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29 Dec 2007 - 7:43 PM

This is so good !

Rock

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Glostopcat
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29 Dec 2007 - 8:15 PM

A splendid shot of this colourful male cardinal, the detail and clarity are excellent. It looks like you've got another one in the background too

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elcid
elcid  10150 forum posts England
29 Dec 2007 - 9:35 PM

Don't think I could get a shot like this, even if it was stuffed and mounted, great stuff Jenn. And I wish you and yours all the very best for 2008.

Bill.

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29 Dec 2007 - 10:24 PM

After yesterday's beauty I knew he can't be far away, and as it seems, he was not alone!
Lovely shot again,
Johanna

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Eric_Hendershot

This is very impressive, Jennifer, and one to be proud of.

Eric

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megamuff8
megamuff8  1092 forum posts United States
30 Dec 2007 - 3:43 AM

Beautiful colours and detail, Jennnnnnnn, as usual you've brought out the Beauty in this bird!

Cheers and Happy New Year,
Suz x

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Hop-A-Long
30 Dec 2007 - 10:01 AM

Excellent colour and detail. Beautiful capture.
Andy

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Possum
Possum  8148 forum posts England
30 Dec 2007 - 10:26 AM

Wonderful detail, colour and DoF; aren't they just beautiful birds? Smile
Allie

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30 Dec 2007 - 7:35 PM

Love the light and glorious colour jennnn.

gill

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1 Jan 2008 - 10:23 PM

What fantastic colour!
Wonderful shot Jenn
HNY
Helen

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LisaRose  7172 forum posts United States4 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2008 - 7:30 AM

This is really a super shot Jenn, great job.

Lisa

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4 Jan 2008 - 7:55 AM

WOW...

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