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A male and female Cardinal spotted next to each other.

Typically cardinal pairs remain together the whole year. In winter the bond may be relaxed. Pairs often stay mated until one dies at which time the surviving mate will look for another partner. Mating for life is often used in field guides to describe this behavior.
02/02/2016 - 06:47Wildwood512
CategoryWildlife / Nature
Shutter Speed1/200
Focal Length300mm


Link Posted 02/02/2016 - 07:13
Like the red emebedded in a grey "atmosphere"


Link Posted 02/02/2016 - 10:12
Yes - like the bright red against the white/ grey background


Link Posted 02/02/2016 - 11:42
Lovely shot and very nicely captured.
Regards John/Jumbo


Link Posted 02/02/2016 - 17:06
I love the fact that so many birds mate for life and these two are no exception, you're blessed to have these lovely birds in you garden and to capture this gorgeous shot
Kind regards Maria


Link Posted 02/02/2016 - 18:00
What can one say ; a superb and skillful capture of an iconic bird in a stunning setting; such a credit to the photographer.



Link Posted 02/02/2016 - 20:25
Super, just super. Love it. They really jump out at you. Cracker.
I know what i like, If not always why.


Link Posted 03/02/2016 - 06:01
Hey everyone....thank you soooooooooo much!!!! 😄
Cheers...Donna 😊


Link Posted 03/02/2016 - 13:14
Your pictures are quite fantastic.

you must have a lot of patience to get this type of photos.

Regards, Horst


Link Posted 03/02/2016 - 14:49
Thanks, Horst.
I have quite the advantage in taking these nature shots as my house is surrounded by 25 acres of woods in the country. Lots of windows in my house and the main floor is the second floor, eye level to the upper parts of trees. So, when I'm home, as I go about my day, I'm watching for birds through my windows and pick up my camera when I see something interesting.

I've lived here 20 years and never had a telephoto, and after seeing bird shots here on PU, I just had to have one. So you all have been quit an ispiration and influence on my photography! 😀

Most of these nature shots have been taken through windows (an incentive to keep my windows clean) and are sometimes soft in focus....that's when I take an artistic approach, to make them presentable. All in all, it has been Fun!
Cheers...Donna 😊
Last Edited by Wildwood512 on 03/02/2016 - 15:01


Link Posted 04/02/2016 - 10:28
Amazing colour!


Link Posted 10/02/2016 - 07:52
Sadly, the magpie that we reared since last summer, when we found her ejected from the nest, failed to return home at the end of the day three weeks ago. All possible explanations have crossed our minds but we settled on the theory that she perhaps found a partner and has relocated. Magpies have incredible memories and don't forget faces so there is hope that she may just drop in sometime for a croissant, cheese and cucumber! We miss her like mad!
This is a lovely shot Donna! Nice that you were able to capture the pair together.

Photography is not a sport. It has no rules. Everything must be dared and tried! (Bill Brandt)
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