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Male Red-cowled Cardinal (Paroaria dominicana) Brazil

By FeatherFriend
Here's a shot of a Red-cowled Cardinal which I took a few weeks ago.
INFO: It's a Brazilian endemic found in semi-open scrub and caatinga woodland in north east Brazil, Hope you like it.
My thanks to you all for the lovely comments and Awards on my Otter 2, I appreciate it so much and never expected it to do so well. My problem now, is how to follow up, think I may have shot myself in the foot somehow.
Have a good weekend, hope the weather improves for everyone.

f/6.3 1/100 sec ISO 100 H/Held.

Tags: Wildlife and nature Red-cowled cardinal paroaria dominicana

Voters: GalleryGirl, StephenBrighton, LynneJoyce and 106 more


GalleryGirl 12 4 2 United Kingdom
21 Aug 2008 12:30PM
Fabulous close-up. So clear and sharp and great eye contact.
Marilyn x

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LynneJoyce Plus
11 22 99 United Kingdom
21 Aug 2008 12:32PM
Wow - what a fabulous picture of a gorgeous creature. Well done!
fossilized 14 79 United Kingdom
21 Aug 2008 12:33PM
Beautiful capture of a very exotic bird. Lovely feather detail.
flowerted 15 105 United Kingdom
21 Aug 2008 12:36PM
great shot thanks for sharing
sunshot 14 24 United Kingdom
21 Aug 2008 12:48PM
pin sharp photography here, nicely captured

thetriguy 14 23 12 United States
21 Aug 2008 12:51PM
Nicely done. I really like the muted colors which are still quite rich and strong.
Best, Bill
SurreyHillsMan 11 27 2 England
21 Aug 2008 1:00PM
Great shot Geoff.. lovely composition, colour and detail.. looks like she's been bobbing her head in a red paint pot!

dwarf 11 52 United Kingdom
21 Aug 2008 1:19PM
fantastic detail and dof. Beautiful shot. dorothy
dawnmichelle 12 12 United States
21 Aug 2008 1:32PM
fantastic shot...lovely detail and coloring
goso 13 2 1 Australia
21 Aug 2008 1:33PM
Terrific shot Geoff........Bill
helenlinda Plus
12 366 22 United Kingdom
21 Aug 2008 1:46PM

Quote:Great shot Geoff.. lovely composition, colour and detail.. looks like she's been bobbing her head in a red paint pot!


I can see what Jon means!!
Great capture
lostintime 11 13 5 Germany
21 Aug 2008 2:26PM
Super capture Geoff, wonderful detail in the feathers.
ChazB 14 64 3 United Kingdom
21 Aug 2008 3:20PM
Superb detail, wondeful composition.
challicew 11 1 1 South Africa
21 Aug 2008 3:25PM
Excellent photograph, fantastic detail and colour!
jdenman 11 19 5 Spain
21 Aug 2008 3:44PM
Stunning photograph.
Bob_V 11 1 2 United States
21 Aug 2008 3:53PM
What fantastic color and clarity in this well detailed capture.
peter_oak 14 1 England
21 Aug 2008 3:58PM
Excellent shot Geoff great colour, spot on.

piccy 13 8 Wales
21 Aug 2008 4:51PM
Great shot.
Shroomer 12 14 167 England
21 Aug 2008 4:55PM
Super shot Geoff, great use of flash and exposure to get a great eye.
You've followed up the Otter with a cracker
dianah 12 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
21 Aug 2008 5:03PM
Fabulous shot Geoff..what wonderful colours and you have framed it superbly. I love this composition.
lonely_oryx 11 61 55 England
21 Aug 2008 5:09PM
Excellent in every way
jove 11 United Kingdom
21 Aug 2008 6:25PM
Great capture.
Well done.
Moj_o 11 10 United Kingdom
21 Aug 2008 6:45PM
Such beautiful detail Smile

taggart Plus
15 47 13 United States
21 Aug 2008 6:48PM
This happens on occaision-- shooting the feet-- But this bird is wonderfully sharp and brilliant!

A stunning image!
Maiwand 12 3 73 England
21 Aug 2008 7:06PM
A very very good shot Geoff. Great eye catchlight, clearly defined and excellently detailed plumage, framed and presented in a super fashion.
I think your foot is going to servive!!!
FeatherFriend 11 38 217 England
21 Aug 2008 7:09PM
"I think your foot is going to servive!!!"
Thanks for that Ron, I may sleep with the light off tonight now.
Cormy 11 3 England
21 Aug 2008 7:17PM
I've just said to Doghouse he'd nailed it with his kestrel,you have with this ,fabulous.
mrsvee 11 1 England
21 Aug 2008 7:29PM
Wow.... Stunning image.
Great close-up, detail and colour.
Well done Geoff.
bunbeam 13 2 United Kingdom
21 Aug 2008 7:34PM
beauty, the details are amazing, well captured
KBan 14 511 4 United Kingdom
21 Aug 2008 7:45PM
super detail Geoff, and what a colourful bird
franfoto 11 2 32 England
21 Aug 2008 7:49PM
I'm suitably impressed again, perhaps I should shoot you in the foot so that you can't get out and take more shots like this..... I still can't compete...perhaps I should get a Nikon (only joking) LOL.
Gezina 12 3 6 United Kingdom
21 Aug 2008 8:14PM
Wow with such brilliant colours so well captured it is difficult not to be impressed - the detail and pose is superb Ina
harrattp 12 11 4 England
21 Aug 2008 8:38PM
A fantastic shot with superb exposure. The black plummage is great combined with the red head outstanding.

FeatherFriend 11 38 217 England
21 Aug 2008 8:44PM
Thank you all for your votes and lovely comments, and a special thank you to Marilyn for the User Award, glad you like this one and I am so grateful for your continued support.
pluckyfilly 13 351 33 United Kingdom
21 Aug 2008 8:49PM
a truly amazing shot with so much good detail - think you have mastered the bird shots Geoff what comes next?
BERTRAM 11 United Kingdom
21 Aug 2008 8:55PM
Excellent shot,beautiful colours.
brownsilent 12 7 2 United Kingdom
21 Aug 2008 9:05PM
You sure know how to take these pictures! Great detail and beautifully clear image.
whiteswan01 11 13 England
21 Aug 2008 9:07PM
wow what a cracker nice colours
Pegon 14 78 1 England
21 Aug 2008 9:09PM
A superb shot, excellent clarity and colour.
MandsH 12 England
21 Aug 2008 11:29PM
Another excellent shot, a very striking looking bird
pamelajean Plus
13 1.2k 2085 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2008 1:04AM
This is very attractive and beautifully photographed, so don't compare it to the otter image, just keep producing class images. Mind you, 5 user awards is certainly to be congratulated.
KangaGal 11 66 Australia
22 Aug 2008 6:50AM
Come on Geoff, can't you chuck in a crummy one now & then?! lol. Brilliant work ...again.
viscostatic 13 43 5 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2008 7:55AM
This is excellent - the beautiful plumage of the bird stands out so well against the out of focus background.

SueTurner 14 81 3 England
22 Aug 2008 9:23AM
what a beautiful bird, the colours of his head with the background and detail are really good - Sue
Wilmot 11 338 1 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2008 9:59AM
Brill shot.well done
Hebe 11 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2008 6:18PM
What a stunning bird and a truly wonderful capture of it.
DerekL 14 207 24 England
22 Aug 2008 7:41PM
Yet another top flight shot from someone who has been into photography for such a short time.
Would have been better taken with a Canon though - LOL!
greatdog 11 21 England
22 Aug 2008 7:50PM
Great shot Geoff,lovely colour and light,Dane.
Rock Plus
17 10 2 England
22 Aug 2008 9:37PM
Teriffic !

gary_d 11 576 13 Wales
22 Aug 2008 11:17PM
I don't open your images to see if their good because i know they will be, and no exception this is terrific as usual. - gary
LisaRose 12 172 4 United States
23 Aug 2008 6:49AM
This is one of the best bird shots I have seen on here, the colors are vibrant, and the image is pin sharp, love it.

norton 15 6 United Kingdom
23 Aug 2008 8:07AM
Excellent image Geoff,the colour and clarity are stunning,well composed and captured................

phototime 13 8 United Kingdom
23 Aug 2008 11:33AM
Wow! What a beautiful bird,excellent colours and detail.Well taken.

Steve-T 12 56 66 England
23 Aug 2008 12:50PM
Another brilliant shot.
danbrann 14 640 17
23 Aug 2008 1:05PM
Gosh another absolute beauty from you. You are certainly on a roll.
The detail in this one is tremendous.
photophantom 11 108 3 Philippines
23 Aug 2008 4:17PM
Gorgeous detail Geoff. Superb work
23 Aug 2008 8:55PM
Superb shot. Sylvia
RubberBullets 18 1 6 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2008 12:55AM
Hi Geoff, Just catching up and enjoying your photos from the last couple of weeks. Some great stuff as usual, I'm sorry you had such bad weather in Scotland, we were a bit luckier!

m3lem 13 England
24 Aug 2008 11:25AM
Wonderful shot, a beautiful bird, your port folio gets better and better - brilliant.
Andrea x
Scaramanga Plus
11 57 6 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2008 2:06PM
Amazing details and colours, wonderful composition.
25 Aug 2008 8:51PM
Have just viewed this image large and the detail you have captured
is absolutely stunning!
janet 17 27 England
26 Aug 2008 9:18AM
A beautiful image!

StevenPrice 14 30 2 England
26 Aug 2008 2:21PM
superb detail
peterboyce 11 1 England
26 Aug 2008 2:35PM
stunning shot geoff...peter
baxster 11 England
26 Aug 2008 6:07PM
another superb capture geoff.
Cristian 14 950 1
29 Aug 2008 10:57AM
Cracking capture.

Cristian Smile
MikeRC 14 3.6k United Kingdom
8 Sep 2008 6:35PM
...fantastic Geoff :


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