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Yes I enjoy them Roberta
Especially the Mrs. I like because of the natural perch.
Great work as always

Koen.





Mar 22, 2013 at 03:01 PM
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Birdie,
Very nice cardinals. A little sunflower seed near where you want them to land really helps.



Mar 22, 2013 at 03:24 PM
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p.2 #3 · p.2 #3 · Back Yard Cardinals


Two beauties, Birdie.
Don't worry about the perch used by the male- it adds to the image because it's an interesting shape- and you included just the right amount of it.
Charlie



Mar 22, 2013 at 06:52 PM
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p.2 #4 · p.2 #4 · Back Yard Cardinals


Great Roberta. Lovin' that 500 aren't you.

Jim



Mar 22, 2013 at 07:48 PM
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p.2 #5 · p.2 #5 · Back Yard Cardinals


Two very nice images, Birdie,
I think the first would be even better if cropped a slice from the top and left side.
Chris



Mar 22, 2013 at 11:37 PM
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p.2 #6 · p.2 #6 · Back Yard Cardinals


Lovely shots Birdie, well done
David



Mar 24, 2013 at 05:09 PM
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p.2 #7 · p.2 #7 · Back Yard Cardinals


Two fine shots Birdie.

Paul.



Mar 24, 2013 at 05:57 PM
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p.2 #8 · p.2 #8 · Back Yard Cardinals


The male is stunning Roberta. Try peanut butter on the tree limb on the side away from the camera

Morris


Thank you very much Morris. I will try the peanut butter trick



Beautiful shots Roberta, thanks for sharing


Much appreciated, thank you.



Good looking birdies Birdie. #1 is super.

Ken, thank you

Wow ....... great shots.

- Jim


Thanks Jim, glad you liked them



Two beautiful images Birdie, I especially like the female on a nice looking branch against that wonderful BG.
Terrific detail in Mr. C
Oh how I wish we had these gorgeous birds in SoCal.

Kirk


Thanks so much Kirk !





Nice Roberta!! Hair combed back on both them, that's something I don't see much in Cardinal images -Mike

Thanks Mike , appreciate you looking in and commenting.



Beautiful Shots....

Being from Arizona , I love cardinals


Glady you like them, thanks so much!



Great shots Birdie, what nice backyard visitors

-Tim


Thanks Tim ! Not exotic , but colorful





Whoa, nice pictures Birdie The first one knocked me back in the chair, great composition and clarity. Being a beginner, I'm starting to appreciate that focusing on the eyes applies even to these small birds Thank you for sharing,
John


John, thank you ! All the wise men on this board told me early on , get the eye in focus . If the eye is in focus you can get away with all the bird not being in focus some of the time


Excellent shots Birdie! I was checking the exif on the first one, to see how you create these wonderful photographs and to see what I need to do differently, and I noticed you used spot metering. Do you often use spot metering for birds, or do you just use it on perched birds?


Thank you very much. I use spot metering most of the time. It seems that more often than not I am shooting in not ideal light, either too much or too little light. I am learning and finding that if I can meter off the subject, I am more apt to have it exposed properly. I try and deal with the background in post.




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Very nice. Really like the male in #2! A better perch would've been nice but nice picture regardless. I love listening to those guys singing in the morning


Mar 25, 2013 at 07:01 PM
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Very nice Roberta! I've yet to lure mine in close enough for a decent grab, they're very skittish.

Mike



Mar 25, 2013 at 07:11 PM
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p.2 #11 · p.2 #11 · Back Yard Cardinals


Very nice. You have some nice green background to work with, mine is white.


Mar 25, 2013 at 07:20 PM
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The opener is a stunner Roberta, Wow!!
Wonderful exposure for the male and I know you'll get him on a better perch next time

Tom



Mar 25, 2013 at 07:24 PM
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p.2 #13 · p.2 #13 · Back Yard Cardinals


birdied wrote:
As always your comments, nits and crits are appreciated. ...



How did I miss these Cardinals are always good subjects

Birdie, one comment and one question.

Comment: I can see very visible noise in the male's tail. But the rest of the bird background is clean. I'm going to assume you left the noise in the bird and cleaned up the rest. Since there is no real feather detail in the tail, and its dark showing noise, I'd suggest cleaning it up at maybe 50%, enough to soften the noise but not enough to destroy the detail. Just a suggestion (I'm learning all about this pp stuff )

Question: Why are you saving a web image at 300 ppi? I know of no monitor in that can see such a resolution. I usually look at these pictures on a retina display iPad and that is like 264 ppi so you are saving your files at a massive resolution nobody can see.

Just curious.



Mar 25, 2013 at 08:49 PM
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p.2 #14 · p.2 #14 · Back Yard Cardinals


Very impressive shots!


Mar 25, 2013 at 09:56 PM
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p.2 #15 · p.2 #15 · Back Yard Cardinals


There just isn't anything I like better than a grinning male cardinal... great shot, birdie


Mar 27, 2013 at 02:32 AM
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