Male Red-cowled Cardinal (Paroaria dominicana) Brazil

By FeatherFriend
Hi everyone, here's two more shots of the Red-cowled Cardinal. I have another one in my PF but these are recent one's, different angle's and location and feel the colors are more exact due to better lighting. Not a purist's shot but these are a personal favourite of mine and it's unlikely that you will see one in the wild. I hope some of you may like them.
Many thanks for the votes and comments on my 'Blue Morpho', I do appreciate your continued support so much,

f/11 1/60 sec ISO 200 H/Held @375 mm

INFO: Their cherry-red heads are so bursting with colour that some has escaped and spilled down over the snowy-white underparts, a complex pattern of grey and jet-black feathers decorate the mantle, and the black flight feathers are fringed with a brilliant white. Note also that the bill is distinctively bi-coloured - a dark grey upper mandible and an ivory-white lower. They are a Brazilian endemic that - in a country where small finches with exquisite voices are bought and sold for thousands of dollars.

Tags: Pets and captive animals Wildlife and nature

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Bob_V Plus
9 1 2 United States
18 Jun 2009 5:09PM
Two superb captures Geoff, such a beautiful bird.

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18 Jun 2009 5:19PM
top of the line Geoff
James_C Plus
7 36 56 United Kingdom
18 Jun 2009 5:33PM
Fabulous picture, beautifully framed.
Version 1 wins hands down.

18 Jun 2009 5:39PM
Great looking bird Geoff... lovely details and colour, love the v1 pose

Sezz Plus
12 617 15 England
18 Jun 2009 5:40PM
What a wonderful looking bird, I like it's markings and colours - beautifully captured Geoff!

Sarah *
Ade_Osman 13 4.5k 36 England
18 Jun 2009 6:06PM
What a stunning looking bird?.......As others have said V1 seems to be the better, however I think I'd be happy with either shot.

ChazB Plus
11 64 3 United Kingdom
18 Jun 2009 6:25PM
Lovely captures Geoff, excellent detail in the feathers.
bayleaf 9 8 United Kingdom
18 Jun 2009 6:53PM
2 superb images Geoff.
cassiecat Plus
8 39 46 England
18 Jun 2009 7:07PM
v1 for me what a beautiful bird.lesley
tim g Plus
13 13 United Kingdom
18 Jun 2009 7:19PM
Wonderful captures

harrattp Plus
10 11 4 England
18 Jun 2009 7:50PM
Fantastic shots well taken.

18 Jun 2009 7:55PM
Two super captures.
pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
18 Jun 2009 8:09PM
2 lovely shots of this beautiful bird
18 Jun 2009 8:20PM
What a striking bird. Very well taken
Gezina Plus
10 3 6 United Kingdom
18 Jun 2009 8:36PM
Stunning colour & detail especially in V1 - Ina
18 Jun 2009 8:37PM
Such beautiful colour and detail in the plumage here. Stunning images.
Superb capture. Lovely colour and excellent detail. Great composition. Pretty bird and good pose.
bricurtis Plus
11 2.1k 49 England
18 Jun 2009 8:38PM
Striking colour in this bird Geoff. Both well detailed images but the pose in V1 clinches it for me.
18 Jun 2009 8:46PM
Interesting looking bird, well captured.
Stace Plus
8 2 2 England
18 Jun 2009 8:51PM
2 great shots Geoff, lovely pose in v1

18 Jun 2009 8:55PM
Cracking images, lovely colours and detail.
Maiwand Plus
10 3 72 England
18 Jun 2009 9:15PM
A really striking and colourful bird Geoff. I do admire your ability to take such natural looking shots of birds in captivity. I always find difficulty in trying to negate the effect of the wire mesh. These are so sharp and well detailed. I like the narrative also.
Shroomer 10 14 167 England
18 Jun 2009 9:36PM
Loved the narrative Geoff and all I can say is a wonderful bird brought to its glory by this fine capture
and the angle in V1 is superb
Buffalo_Tom Plus
10 2.3k 9 Wales
18 Jun 2009 9:44PM
Stunning bird and images Geoff.
helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
18 Jun 2009 9:58PM
2 stunning shots Geoff.
18 Jun 2009 10:57PM
V1 for me, what a fabulous looking bird! jeanette
pamelajean Plus
10 971 1858 United Kingdom
18 Jun 2009 11:26PM
Don't think we'll see too many of these, magnificent markings, beautiful image.
goso Plus
10 2 1 Australia
18 Jun 2009 11:41PM
Fine looking bird and pics Geoff......Bill
Daisymaye Plus
8 23 10 Canada
18 Jun 2009 11:55PM
Two beautiful captures. Great looking bird so colourful with his red head....Sandy
taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
19 Jun 2009 1:11AM
WOW! this is extra special, Geoff! Excellent photography ( our usual)

OMG Plus
8 51 2 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2009 1:39AM
What a wonderful bird and you have as always captured it superbly
Rgds Derek
19 Jun 2009 5:21AM
What a great shot
19 Jun 2009 8:42AM
top shots Geoff
19 Jun 2009 1:02PM
Never heard of this amazing looking bird
What shots
janet Plus
14 27 England
19 Jun 2009 3:01PM
These are beautiful images Geoff. Superb colours.

DiBosco Plus
8 36 1 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2009 4:11PM
Beautiful shots. The sharpness and colours are really impressive. I like the background quickly falling out of focus as well.

I'm impressed you manage to hand hold that lens and still get such a good shot. I really need the tripod when I use mine!
PattiW Plus
11 24 2 United States
19 Jun 2009 4:54PM
Breathtaking presentation. I didn't even know there was such a bird. Sure is beautiful! Excellent on every level. Patti
Mynett Plus
8 142 6 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2009 6:27PM
wonderful close work here great detail
fantastic images geoff,well taken.ray
bayleaf 9 8 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2009 9:14AM
Wow a super image.
20 Jun 2009 2:01PM
Very nice capture, superb images
Steve_S Plus
11 180 3 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2009 8:23PM
2 stunning captures Geoff, excellent detail
Beautiful colours and details in both images
20 Jun 2009 9:31PM
Wonderful capture Geoff a stunning bird indeed
fatherpie Plus
8 18 12 England
21 Jun 2009 8:40AM
What I like about your PF Geoff is the consistency with which you provide great images and interesting narratives.
EAS Plus
7 1 13 Scotland
21 Jun 2009 1:51PM
These are both superb images. The colour of the birds is so beautiful and you've captured this so well. Would vote for just about everything in your pf, but have the grass to cut and anyway, I think most of EPZ has already done the coting ahead of me!

21 Jun 2009 1:54PM
fantastic shots, what a beautiful bird....
GillyB Plus
11 317 8 United Kingdom
21 Jun 2009 6:24PM
Excellent capture with superb detail Geoff, what a
beautiful bird .... looks like he has dipped his head
into a pot of paint!

gill Smile
21 Jun 2009 6:47PM
Wow..2 Excellent captures with amazing details and colors.
21 Jun 2009 7:54PM
Many thanks for the votes and comments, so much appreciated,
gregl Plus
12 19 1 England
21 Jun 2009 10:42PM
Just amazing, Geoff. Your images make fantastic viewing!!
Pegon Plus
11 78 1 England
21 Jun 2009 10:59PM
Two cracking shots Geoff. A lovely bird.
KBan Plus
11 495 4 England
21 Jun 2009 11:26PM
well done Geoff
22 Jun 2009 4:05PM
Two superb captures - best viewed large to appreciate the quality of the shots
A Booth Plus
14 11 4 United Kingdom
22 Jun 2009 4:10PM
brilliant colourcapture excellent compositions of a very beautiful bird.
22 Jun 2009 6:56PM
2 smashing shots

22 Jun 2009 9:40PM
Very attractive looking bird and beautifully captured with excellent lighting. Like the pose in v1.
teocali Plus
8 441 18 England
23 Jun 2009 5:31PM
A pair of superb captures Geoff. Terrific detail, plumage textures and tones in both, but V1 had the edge for me. Love the pose and eye contact.
23 Jun 2009 6:16PM
Fabulous images Geoff. wonderful detail.
23 Jun 2009 11:04PM
Sorry for the delay in getting to this super set Geoff, but better late than not at all.LOL
two super images and lovely detail and very nice colours.
Leave the garden Geoff its better for the wild life lol. Smile
23 Jun 2009 11:54PM
two excellent shots
24 Jun 2009 11:29AM
A very interesting bird and two wonderful shots. Is it possible to see these on the wild, are they Europeans? Never heard of cardinals in our parts.
24 Jun 2009 11:36AM

Quote:Is it possible to see these on the wild, are they Europeans? Never heard of cardinals in our parts.

Hello Jo, I think you would need a trip to Brazil to see these flying around in the wild and from what I understand they are a rarity there too,
26 Jun 2009 5:57AM
What a stunning shot
MikeRC Plus
11 3.6k United Kingdom
29 Jun 2009 7:13AM
Hi Geoff...terrific shot...pleased to make it 100 :

2 Jul 2009 6:35PM
wonderful shot.
Glostopcat Plus
10 255 2 England
5 Jul 2009 10:14PM
Two brilliant images of this brightly coloured bird, he certainly is a handsome devil
Ridgeway Plus
10 222 2 Ireland
11 Jul 2009 8:50PM
No,1 for me,mind you both are brilliant,
Fantastic detail,love the colour of this guy,

A beautiful bird well captured.
MikeRC Plus
11 3.6k United Kingdom
28 Jan 2013 12:45PM
....nice one Geoff...thanks for the ID.

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