DPChallenge: A Digital Photography Contest You are not logged in. (log in or register
 
Challenge Entries
Portfolio Images
Early Snowfall
2nd PlaceEarly Snowfall
Bear_Music


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Free Study 2013-11 (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Challenges
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS
Location: Harwich Port, Cape Cod
Date: Nov 12, 2013
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/250
Date Uploaded: Nov 12, 2013

IMG_9122

Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis Cardinalis)

Once commonly known as the "redbird", this native North American songbird was prized as a cage bird until the passage of the Migratory Bird Act of 1918, which protected it.


Statistics
Place: 2 out of 155
Avg (all users): 6.8700
Avg (commenters): 8.3846
Avg (participants): 6.8824
Avg (non-participants): 6.8438
Views since voting: 1980
Views during voting: 193
Votes: 100
Comments: 55
Favorites: 11 (view)


Please log in or register to add your comments!

AuthorThread
12/14/2013 06:57:36 PM
Sometimes Mother Nature gives you camouflage, sometimes she makes you a target. ;-) Belated congrats, Bear!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/14/2013 07:00:28 AM
congrats Robert, this is great
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/13/2013 10:24:09 AM
This is GORGEOUS
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/11/2013 06:38:23 PM
Sweet!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/10/2013 09:26:57 AM
One can actually feel the cold... Beautiful work, Bear. Congrats on your ribbon.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/09/2013 10:07:26 AM
Phenomenal focus and composition. Ironic how you picture is in the snow and mine it was 100+ degrees. Well done on your ribbon.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/09/2013 06:55:07 AM
Lovey dovey birdie.....
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/09/2013 01:14:14 AM
WTG Bear, I'm happy for you man.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/09/2013 12:08:13 AM
I was going to comment but there are too many already! Congrats
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/08/2013 10:12:31 PM
Just checking in after a few weeks and noticed this at the top of the page, congrats lovely image.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/08/2013 09:51:04 PM
Red on Red how poetic.Beautiful image.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/08/2013 09:32:05 PM
Congratulations on the red ribbon Bear_Music!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/08/2013 07:38:19 PM
I dig bird photography. I dig this shot a lot. I dig that you got a ribbon. (smile)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/08/2013 06:44:51 PM
Congrats on your Red!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/08/2013 05:43:12 PM
Just beautiful.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/08/2013 05:21:15 PM
Congrats Robert, hard to believe it's your first fs ribbon, but what a beauty!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/08/2013 05:20:34 PM
So beautiful Robert. Congrats. Love the falling snow.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/08/2013 02:39:55 PM
Congratulations Robert. I can only imagine how you feel; a FS ribbon with a bird! Lovely image with a high capture difficulty. Postcard pretty and all the right flavours for this time of year, red and snow. From what I gather a typically iconic American bird. Had I had a chance to vote in this FS I'd have awarded a 9. My assessment concurs with jjstager2 and glad2badad.

Cherish it!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/08/2013 11:51:31 AM
Robert - I really enjoyed this photo. Well deserved placement in the end results. I like how you have the birds attention, but not so invasive that it's going to spook (although it's probably relatively "warm" and didn't want to move unless it had to). :-) I gave it a 9, the only thing holding back the 10 was the signature of man in the photo (the fence post and slats).
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/08/2013 11:04:44 AM
Congrats! Its beautiful
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/08/2013 10:13:48 AM
A Christmas card perfect shot. I still can't believe it's your first fs ribbon. Congrats!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/08/2013 09:26:33 AM
Good for you!!!! I have the same dream...someday!!! Excellent capture for sure....
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/08/2013 08:38:26 AM
Beautiful! Congrats on the FS riboon!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/08/2013 07:51:29 AM
Congrats on a wonderful image; there is nothing lovelier than a cardinal and a bit of snow. Great processing.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/08/2013 07:39:09 AM
Congratulations Robert, well done.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/08/2013 06:37:45 AM
Congratulations Robert!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/08/2013 05:52:20 AM
Congrats on the ribbon Robert. I didn't get the chance to view/vote on all the images so missed this but it's a great shot/commune with nature.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/08/2013 05:35:52 AM
Masterful composition! The snowy environment adds drama. Ideal saturatiion. Wonderful detail, especially the eye catch glint. Congrats on your Red ribbon for the "redbird". Cardinals do not prefer the coniferous forests of the Colorado mountains. I miss them. Am enjoying yours immensely.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/08/2013 05:28:15 AM
Congrats on the pretty red ribbon!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/08/2013 04:26:53 AM
Nice! Congrats on the FS Red!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/08/2013 03:46:14 AM
Congrats on your first ribbon! :-)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/08/2013 02:14:32 AM
OHHH Robert CONGRATULATIONS I am w/o computer (stole hubbys laptop for a few mins) this is breathtaking!! (even on a laptop screen)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/08/2013 02:14:15 AM
Congrats! Very cool bird shot!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/08/2013 02:03:14 AM
Congrats on your ribbon, Bear! I can't believe I got a ribbon in a FS before you did! If it's any consolation, at least you get to keep yours :)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/08/2013 01:10:37 AM
Love that the ribbon matches your bird here. Beautiful.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/08/2013 12:53:40 AM
Tell that beautiful bird to stick around, Bear.
Then you'll get another one.
this was one of my top picks for a ribbon.
Beautiful, just beautiful.
:)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/08/2013 12:52:43 AM
Way to go. Congrats on the long awaited Free Study ribbon! So glad this fellow hung around for a while :-) For once he preferred the slight shelter provided by the shrub to the food at the birdfeeder...
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/08/2013 12:43:59 AM
Woot! Well deserved, Robert. This is lovely.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/08/2013 12:37:38 AM
Congratulations again, Robert. I didn't realize the significance of this ribbon.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/08/2013 12:34:18 AM
Congratulations, Robert. This would make such a pretty Christmas card.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/08/2013 12:21:21 AM
Yes a great pic Robert, well done on a fs ribbon!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/08/2013 12:08:02 AM
Ha...you just got a 10 from me. Congrats on your red!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/07/2013 11:58:05 PM
Lovely!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/07/2013 10:27:14 PM
Absolutely love the composition here. Eye contact is an added bonus. Very, very nicely done.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/07/2013 04:10:16 PM
Looks like a beautiful card. Lovely winter scene
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/07/2013 03:32:21 PM
Amazing catch with excellent detail and color.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/07/2013 01:42:12 PM
It's hard for me not to fall in love with a shot of a Cardinal in the snow! If only those blurred areas weren't there, this would be perfect for me.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/07/2013 10:18:28 AM
Very Hallmark.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/06/2013 07:42:35 PM
Lovely composition and bird photo. My favorite photo of the challenge.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/03/2013 12:50:57 AM
He looks a wee bit miffed at the early cold. Lovely with the falling flakes, and those caught in the greenery.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/02/2013 10:36:41 AM
A delightful composition. The colours combine so well.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/01/2013 08:56:45 PM
Beautiful shot. Love these little guys, especially in the snow, seems they love it.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/01/2013 07:33:12 PM
Lovely composition, colors are fantastic and I like the motion of the snow falling. This would make a wonderful Christmas card!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/01/2013 10:41:48 AM
Would make a very lovely post card.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/01/2013 01:32:45 AM
Very nice image. The falling snow really adds to the effect.
  Photographer found comment helpful.


Home - Challenges - Community - League - Photos - Cameras - Lenses - Learn - Prints! - Help - Terms of Use - Privacy - Top ^
DPChallenge, and website content and design, Copyright © 2001-2017 Challenging Technologies, LLC.
All digital photo copyrights belong to the photographers and may not be used without permission.
Proudly hosted by Sargasso Networks. Current Server Time: 12/18/2017 01:48:30 AM EST.