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labtrout Silver Member Nikonian since 09th Aug 2011Wed 22-Jan-14 07:06 PM
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"Snowy cardinal"


Bristol, US
          

I was passing an upstairs window at home today when I spotted a flash of red in our cedar tree. It was this guy trying to keep warm.

It is 4 degrees Fahrenheit here and gusty, following an overnight snowstorm. I grabbed the camera with my 70-300mm VR on it and got off three shots before he skipped off deeper into the branches. I never even had time to adjust ISO or other settings.

Nikon D7000
70-300mm VR
1/500th sec.
f6.7
ISO 560






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dm1dave Administrator Awarded for high level knowledge and skills in various areas, most notably in Wildlife and Landscape Writer Ribbon awarded for his excellent article contributions to the Nikonians community Nikonian since 12th Sep 2006Wed 22-Jan-14 07:46 PM
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Lowden, US
          

Nice shot!

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labtrout Silver Member Nikonian since 09th Aug 2011Wed 22-Jan-14 08:35 PM
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Asgard Administrator He is your Chief Guardian Angel at the Helpdesk and knows a lot about a lot Nikonian since 07th Apr 2004Wed 22-Jan-14 08:42 PM
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Nice shot

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labtrout Silver Member Nikonian since 09th Aug 2011Wed 22-Jan-14 08:43 PM
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Kipmm Silver Member Nikonian since 27th Jun 2013Wed 22-Jan-14 11:10 PM
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Sidney, CA
          

Real neat shot , he looks well fed.
Nice capture well done.

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labtrout Silver Member Nikonian since 09th Aug 2011Wed 22-Jan-14 11:29 PM
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Bristol, US
          

Thanks, Kip, I appreciate your comments. I keep the feeders well-stocked, but I think this bird just had his feathers puffed up to keep warm.

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Kipmm Silver Member Nikonian since 27th Jun 2013Wed 22-Jan-14 11:33 PM
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Sidney, CA
          

Fred I have just done the same with my feeder and the Downy Woodpeckers
are regular visitors like Morning Noon and Night and they also stay and Puff themselves up, definitely to keep warn .

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RMcC Silver Member Nikonian since 27th Feb 2013Thu 23-Jan-14 03:15 AM
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Northern Ontario, CA
          

The combination of red in the evergreens and snow is lovely. They are a beautiful bird with a lovely song.

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Absolutely gorgeous, Fred!



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Sacramento, US
          

I can't imagine what you would have adjusted to make it better. The focus, colors and contrast make it a beaut! Christmas card material.

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labtrout Silver Member Nikonian since 09th Aug 2011Thu 23-Jan-14 11:39 AM
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Bristol, US
          

Thank you, Rose, Dan and Chuck. I appreciate your comments.

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Lakeville, US
          

Very nice shot.

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labtrout Silver Member Nikonian since 09th Aug 2011Thu 23-Jan-14 01:23 PM
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Plover, US
          

Really nice capture Fred!

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labtrout Silver Member Nikonian since 09th Aug 2011Thu 23-Jan-14 07:07 PM
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Bristol, US
          

Thanks so much, Al.

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Yardley, US
          

Beautiful shot. Snow and cardinals make for great compositions.

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catwil Silver Member Nikonian since 10th Feb 2007Fri 24-Jan-14 08:16 PM
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Tennessee, US
          

Beautiful image Fred!
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Awesome shot

  

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labtrout Silver Member Nikonian since 09th Aug 2011Sat 25-Jan-14 01:52 AM
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Bristol, US
          

Tom, Cathy and John,

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great capture, Fred!

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labtrout Silver Member Nikonian since 09th Aug 2011Sat 25-Jan-14 09:32 PM
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Bristol, US
          

Much appreciated, Frank.

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slopoki1 Silver Member Laureate Ribbon awarded for winning in the Best of Nikonians 2013 images Photo Contest Nikonian since 13th Jun 2012Sun 26-Jan-14 01:50 AM
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Homestead, US
          

Cute capture with snow on the beak.
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