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Red Hanger

Red Hanger
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Copyright: Howard Cheek (marhowie) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5731 W: 1197 N: 98] (486)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-01-18
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark III, Canon EF 300mm f/2.8 L IS USM, Digital ISO 1250
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/4000 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite bird in-flight photos 3 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2012-01-20 9:18
Viewed: 3713
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Northern Cardinal as it "hangs" in space..
High-speed shuttering and natural light around 11:00am.
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Very very nice howard, beautiful male, a definate winner, good colors and composition, and nicely 'frozen'


Ciao Howard, fantastict in-flight capture of nice red hanger, great pose on a beautiful blue sky, splendid sharpness, fine details and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-01-20 10:29]

Hello Howard,
Great to see a new photo from you.
This photo is taken in a perfect timing and amazing sharpness and details. Splendid light and colours. Beautiful blue contrasting sky in the background. Fine pose and composition.

Hallo Howard
A beauty indeed! An excellent capture of this lovely Northern Cardinal as it "hangs" in space. It looks like a maestro conducting an orchestra. It has delicate features and gorgeous colours in its plumage. Point of view and composition is really praiseworthy. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

fantastic capture, TFS Ori

Hello Howard
Fantastic photo with perfect timing, very good composition, wonderful colors and impressive sharpness.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-01-20 11:42]

Hello Howard.
Outstanding in-flight shot of this Northern Cardinal . Its pose and the moment looks stunning. Sharp details and the smooth BG aloows the subject to stand out.Best regards Siggi

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-01-20 12:38]

Spectacular in-flight capture! What a details,sharpness,colors and wings position,a very professional pic,i like it!Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2012-01-20 12:47]

Hi Howard,
Perfect shot, with a very good moment captured. Nice colours with excellent detail.
Have a good weekend
Regards Jiri.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2012-01-20 17:20]

Hello Howard,
Outstanding stop action shot of this beautiful male Cardinal. I/4000 shutter speed worked wonders on this eye catching image. As always the detail is superb and colors true and natural. Awesome photo!!

Signature Howard Cheek again! Only you can get away with such daring shots and how!!
Beautiful Northern Cardinal frozen in mid air with a blissful expression on its face.
You are the best, Howard. Kudos!

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  • Athila Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 239 N: 493] (1982)
  • [2012-01-20 18:48]

Bonjour Howard,

Haven't seen you for a while, but glad to see you (I mean your pictures) again. The bird pose looks awkward but it is real life I guess. Sharp well exposed, good action photogaphy. The slight blur in the wings suggest the speed of its wings mouvent. Nice work and TFS.


Hello Howard

WOW ! i am with out words ! what a great take-off
in-flight shot of this male Northern Cardinal,
every thing is perfect and great on your photo
and i love the contrast of the warm red color tones
of the bird over the soft blue color tones of the sky,



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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2012-01-20 23:31]

Hello Howard,
Excellent result of the 1250 ISO with great use of the high shutterspeed and just the right DOF against the blue sky in the Texas January lighting. Superb timing, great colours and clarity.
Nice to see you back!
Have a great weekend,

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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2012-01-21 4:03]

This dynamic image is really splendid, Howard!
Great timing and excellent sharpness; perfect POV and wonderful colours; nice contrast with the sky. Very well done!!
Thanks for sharing

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2012-01-21 4:23]

Hello Howard,
this is a real professional shot. Excellent view of this moment, well frozen in superb sharpness and clarity.
the bird is so pretty as it stands out on the softness of the sky.
Excellent job and a definite attraction.
well done.


Hi Howard,
What a great shot this is!
The red & blue composition is awesome. Well freezed the bird in sky with fine clarity & sharpness.
Very well done & TFS.

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