Bracing the cold

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© Andrea Petersen
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In weariness and in watchings often, in cold...II Corinthians 11: 27

Bracing the cold
Is the female cardinal
Courageous and bold...
Who fluffs her feathers
To provide a warm shawl.
Whatever she weathers,
E'en when life is hard
God is her reward...
Poetry by me, AJP

Nikon D 7000
Focal Length 180 mm
F-Number F/5
Exposure Time 1/1600 sec.
ISO speed 400
Date 3/18/2013
UV filter on camera
Shot through Two window panes and
weatherized plastic on storm window.

I worked with the color and lighting in my Adobe Photoshop Limited edition to get this deeper effect...I normally use the manual settings in my camera to shoot through the two windows covered with clear plastic weatherizing.. this time I experimented with auto focus and unfortunately the meter reading was far too light on the original. It was my fault for not paying more attention. I did not want to delete this image without trying to improve on it as I could see the potential...

11 responses

  • Lynn E. Harvey

    Lynn E. Harvey gave props (19 Mar 2013):

    I love your narrative, they as all are outstanding. God is her reward! A beauty ,even if so cold.

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (19 Mar 2013):


  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (19 Mar 2013):

    Oh! The poor little guy is so cold and hungry. An artistic moment for sure.

  • Ted Anderson

    Ted Anderson (Deleted) gave props (19 Mar 2013):

    Beautifully captured.I love the softness of her image.

  • Hilda Cox

    Hilda Cox gave props (19 Mar 2013):

    soooo sweet !!!!

  • Michele Wambaugh

    Michele Wambaugh (Deleted) said (20 Mar 2013):

    Adorable & wonderful color, Andrea!

  • Geoff Plant

    Geoff Plant gave props (20 Mar 2013):

    Absolutely BEAUTIFUL picture

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (20 Mar 2013):

    Your photos taken through your rolled glass and plastic weathering are always so artistic looking. This is an excellent capture of the female Cardinal who is all fluffed out trying to stay warm.

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (20 Mar 2013):

    I think the effect you've achieved is fantastic!! SO glad you didn't delete's a wonderful capture!!

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (20 Mar 2013):

    Beautiful, love the softness

  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon gave props (21 Mar 2013):

    She`s such a beautiful bird and you captured that so very well here. Well done!

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