Male Cardinal and Flowering Crab Tree Blossoms

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© Andrea Petersen
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UploadedOctober 14, 2008
TakenApril 25, 2007
MakeEastman Kodak Company
Exposure1/100 sec at f/3.7
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length63 mm
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The male cardinal comes to our feeder year around and this shot was taken in the spring. His red color matches the blossoms from the Flowering Crab Apple Tree. I love this bird not only for his beauty but he also is a good provider for his family who he takes part in feeding.

49 responses

  • Andrew Lorimer

    Andrew Lorimer (Deleted) gave props (14 Oct 2008):

    Absolutely Beautiful !!!

  • Kevin Kabuki

    Kevin Kabuki gave props (14 Oct 2008):

    nice shot of a skittish subject.

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (14 Oct 2008):

    very beautiful capture...worthy of enlarging and framing

  • Aubrey's Oma

    Aubrey's Oma (Deleted) gave props (14 Oct 2008):

    Outstanding, Andrea!

  • Aubrey's Oma

    Aubrey's Oma (Deleted) gave props (14 Oct 2008):

    Outstanding, Andrea!

  • Lynn H

    Lynn H (Deleted) gave props (14 Oct 2008):

    Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!!!! I wish we had cardinals here!

  • Judy Wanamaker

    Judy Wanamaker (Deleted) gave props (15 Oct 2008):

    This is so artistically done. Andrea, you have a wonderful way with nature. I know your subjects are provided for you, but you capture them to their absolutely best advantage.

  • Jyri Vissak

    Jyri Vissak gave props (15 Oct 2008):

    Nice composition and clarity!

  • Rob Roy

    Rob Roy (Deleted) gave props (16 Oct 2008):

    Andrea, you should be VERY proud of this image-- GORGEOUS!! Done with a telephoto of serious strength? How far back were you? You could not have captured him in a more ideal setting!

  • Bonnie Hoffman

    Bonnie Hoffman said (16 Oct 2008):

    Andrea, this is your sister and I finally which took me 30 minutes was able to find out how to get in to comment. Your photos are fantastic and I especially like the beautiful one of the cardinal. You are lucky to have this beauty around your house! God has given you a gift in capturing the moment wherever you are with your camera. I love seeing photos of cardinals and this is one of the best I have seen.

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen said (16 Oct 2008):

    Thank you to my sister Bonnie and to all who kindly commented here so far...In answer to Rob's question, I was 6 ft away from the Cardinal when I shot this photo through the window with my old Kodak Easy share DX7590 camera.... 380mm focal length... Aperture F3.70 , Shutter Speed 1/100 sec. ISO 100. (One mistake I made was that I forgot to take it off the portrait mode but it actually enhanced the picture which surprised me very much!:0)

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece gave props (17 Oct 2008):

    This is a beautiful photograph of a beautiful Cardinal. Well done :-)

  • Yvonne Roberts

    Yvonne Roberts (Deleted) gave props (18 Oct 2008):

    Gorgeous capture!

  • Audrey Kanekoa-Madrid

    Audrey Kanekoa-Madrid (Deleted) gave props (18 Oct 2008):

    oh..this is gorgeous. Reminds me of the holidays!

  • Irmingard Anna

    Irmingard Anna gave props (18 Oct 2008):

    This my favorite! Such a beauty! Wonderful!

  • Ron LaFond

    Ron LaFond said (27 Oct 2008):

    He really is spectacular, Andrea. I appreciate the technical specs in your answer to Rob. Cardinals are such incredible beautiful birds. They just don't exist here in Southern California. Or at least not in the part of Southern California where I live. The color and contrast is wonderful. And it's a fave too. R

  • je suis moi

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  • Lesley S

    Lesley S (Deleted) gave props (25 Jan 2009):

    I have to agree with your sister's comment "God has given you a gift in capturing the moment wherever you are with your camera." Your bird shots are spectacular - and incredibly inspiring!!!

  • Courtney Brown

    Courtney Brown gave props (26 Apr 2009):

    Awesome capture!

  • Judy Wanamaker

    Judy Wanamaker (Deleted) said (7 Jun 2009):

    back to vote.


    JOE FAILK gave props (7 Jun 2009):

    Yes it rocks Vote!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (7 Jun 2009):

    Oh...Yeah! It rocks!

  • Michael Ball

    Michael Ball gave props (7 Jun 2009):

    Fantastic capture!! Very beautiful!! My vote for sure!!

  • Rob Roy

    Rob Roy (Deleted) gave props (7 Jun 2009):

    A true WOWser, Andrea!! ...and perfect entry to the theme!! Would vote twice if I could :~)

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes gave props (8 Jun 2009):

    Fabulous, Andrea. Wonderful clarity. Great entry. Voted.

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (8 Jun 2009):

    awesome capture, Andrea. my vote

  • Jyri Vissak

    Jyri Vissak gave props (9 Jun 2009):

    Beautiful macro! Well done. Got my vote.

  • Karen Foto Fiddler

    Karen Foto Fiddler (Deleted) gave props (10 Jun 2009):

    Excellent work! Vote!

  • Ted Zahn

    Ted Zahn gave props (10 Jun 2009):

    I love the muted tones. Beautiful image!!

  • Tiia Vissak

    Tiia Vissak gave props (11 Jun 2009):

    a great find! yes!

  • Elise Ange

    Elise Ange gave props (11 Jun 2009):

    Gets my vote!

  • Aaron Mythen

    Aaron Mythen gave props (12 Jun 2009):

    A fine entry!! Voted...

  • Maurie A

    Maurie A gave props (18 Jun 2009):

    So beautiful.... stopped by to vote!!!

  • Joy B

    Joy B gave props (25 Jun 2009):

    Voting YES!

  • Lori Reece

    Lori Reece gave props (26 Jun 2009):

    Beautiful bird. Gets my vote!

  • uttamkumar pal

    uttamkumar pal said (26 Jun 2009):


  • Yasmina Baggili

    Yasmina Baggili (Deleted) gave props (5 Jul 2009):

    So cute and lovely Andrea! Beautiful. My vote

  • Rebecca Sheehan

    Rebecca Sheehan gave props (22 Jul 2009):

    beautiful bird!

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (24 Jul 2009):

    wonderful entry Andrea

  • Sarina Ilott

    Sarina Ilott said (25 Jul 2009):

    Andrea, this is an absolutely georgous pic. I love the colors, the setting, it's beautiful.

    Love Sarina

  • Jerry Sander

    Jerry Sander gave props (31 Jul 2009):

    Nice Shot! Cardinals are one of my favorites to photograph.

  • Linda Houghton

    Linda Houghton gave props (1 Aug 2009):

    WoW - This a a RAD shot for sure, would vote twice if i could

  • Nelson Campbell

    Nelson Campbell (Deleted) gave props (5 Aug 2009):


  • Christopher J Chalk

    Christopher J Chalk gave props (11 Aug 2009):

    Beautiful photography Andrea, great macro!.......(voted)

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham (Deleted) gave props (22 Aug 2009):

    I do not know how I have missed this fantastic shot!!! I love the cardinals. The has my vote!

  • Norman Caldwell

    Norman Caldwell (Deleted) gave props (8 Sep 2009):

    Gorgeous capture! great entry!!!!

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (10 Sep 2009):

    Beautiful, thanks for the lesson on the red cardinal, I voted.

  • Karen K Smith

    Karen K Smith gave props (11 Sep 2009):

    very RED entry and RAD too!

  • Shirley Valencia

    Shirley Valencia   gave props (16 Oct 2010):

    nice capture... great contrast ...

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