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January 30, 2012
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Canon EOS 5D Mark II
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1/512 second
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420 mm
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Jan 30, 2012, 2:56:54 PM
Adobe Photoshop Elements 8.0 Windows
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My Colors Burn by clippercarrillo My Colors Burn by clippercarrillo
In the right light, his red feathers assume the perfect hue. Taken in my garden in Overland Park, Kansas, USA, just before the start of his courtship season.
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Critique by EmaciatedBrain May 3, 2012, 3:29:48 AM
"I'm here on behalf of :iconselftaughtartist: because your piece was in the group's critique requested folder."

Each time i look at this folder your deviation catch my eye, i just love it.
I think you did a great job, the bird is totally in focus, and the background has disappear, so we dont have anything to distract us from the bird. Also as the bird is as nearly as tall as the photo frame it makes feel the bird more close and that makes feel a kind of intimacywith the bird.
The branch says that the photo was shot in wild life while the other items could mean cautivity, or a non focused sky, or maybe a photomanipulation.
Im sorry for my English.
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I just love cardnals but I think there would have been better contrast if there was snow in the picture (that is if you get snow where you live) Also what time was the picture taken because sometimes that can also improve the picture as well. But anyway this is a nice photo and has good contrast as well as the perfect detail, speaking of which what camera did you use? I've been wanting to get a camera for photography but I would not know where to start so maybe you can tell me what are some good choices to use for photography.
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KatrinaElse Featured By Owner May 5, 2014
love it!!!
writetopaint Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is such an awesome shot, that I feel inspired to paint it. Will you please allow me? I am doing a series of traditional works on Birds. Also, please allow me to consider some more from your awesome gallery, so I can choose a few.
clippercarrillo Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Professional Photographer
Yes, please paint or draw anything you want from my gallery, but I do ask that you credit the photograph (perhaps link it if you can), when you publish your work, or sell it in a gallery. As a naturalist and artist, I hope that my work is good enough to paint or sketch, and I would like to see anything that you produce from it. Thanks,

writetopaint Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Rene, you have a big heart indeed! Thank you so much for your co-operation, I appreciate it much. Yes, I will send you the link once the painting is done. In the mean time, do visit my new journal to see this awesome snap included.
wildartguy Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Professional General Artist
excellent shot, love the composition and the pose of the bird. I just finished the illustration of the Cardinal for iBird (iPad app), wish Id had this in my reference file!
carrion123 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Student Interface Designer
angry birdss :O
Nebride7 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012
Wow! This is perfect - perfect composition, perfect lighting, perfect focus and the model is perfection himself!
Unbearable-Lightness Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012
We are delighted to feature your artwork in this week's feature

“All Creatures Great and Small” Gallery Show

Artistic Expression
Vonora Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012
Incredible shot! :omfg:
billndrsn Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
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