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Poking Around the Blossoms One Day...
Poking Around the Blossoms One Day...
Darter02


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Challenge: Serendipity (Basic Editing I)
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Location: Pittsburgh, PA USA
Date: Apr 14, 2004
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/250 sec
Galleries: Animals, Floral
Date Uploaded: Apr 20, 2004

I just happened to be poking around some cherry blossoms, thinking to take a photo of them, when I stumbled into this Northern Cardinal. I would have to say being able to get this combo of a beautiful bird with the blooms is a serendipitous find. I know some folks on this site will simply groan at another shot of a cardinal but what they hey….

Statistics
Place: 10 out of 215
Avg (all users): 6.2571
Avg (commenters): 7.9412
Avg (participants): 6.1698
Avg (non-participants): 6.3103
Views since voting: 1691
Votes: 280
Comments: 19
Favorites: 3 (view)


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06/16/2004 09:24:49 PM
groan at the thought of a picture of another red cardinal? I can only wish to see them here! Beautiful photo.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/27/2004 09:11:11 AM
Such beautiful colors
04/26/2004 05:11:11 PM
I like your framing, good shot.
Nothing you can do about it but it's too bad the cardinal is a little mangy looking...
04/26/2004 10:26:22 AM
Beautiful colors and technically very good. Dont know if longer exposure and more colorsaturation would have been better(?). Very nice image.
04/25/2004 12:51:46 PM
Lovely combination of colors and great DOF. Focus on the bird is good, but appears a bit dark around the eyes.
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04/25/2004 12:17:10 PM
what a gorgeous photo!!
04/24/2004 08:52:02 AM
Beautiful shot...I would have liked to have seen the righ side cropped a little bit more because to me it is basically dead space.
04/24/2004 12:04:53 AM
Ncie photo! The DOF is perfect!
04/23/2004 09:07:21 PM
Vivid colors work very well. Catchlight in the cardinal's eye a plus.
04/22/2004 11:32:46 PM
Very nice!! Reminds me how much I miss cardinals here. Lovely image.
04/22/2004 08:45:18 PM
this is just absolutely glorious! 10.
04/22/2004 11:37:47 AM
Great composition. Love all the confusing branches and the one spot to focus on. Fits the subject and is visaully appealing. Excellent job.
04/22/2004 11:34:17 AM
Beautiful Cardinal....
04/21/2004 09:36:55 PM
The serendipity to me is that you got this beautiful red-coated bird to sit in all that pink. Unbelieveably good photograph. Wish you all the best with this. I'll do my part by giving it a well earned 10.
04/21/2004 01:33:16 PM
Lovely! You even captured the life-light in the cardinal's eye. I guess the serendipity lies with the photographer, fine with me.
04/21/2004 10:30:20 AM
beautiful -6
04/21/2004 07:12:21 AM
Nice color!
04/21/2004 06:05:55 AM
I was always told that red and pink don't go together. No one told this gorgeous bird. Wonderful photo.


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