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Male & Female Northern Cardinal


Posted by Gene Gwin on Mon Feb 04, 2019 3:44 pm

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Photographed at the Laguna Seca Ranch in South Texas Januay 29, 2019.

Nikon D850, Nikon 300mm f/2.8 lens, Nikon 1.4 TC, 1/2000 sec at f/5.0, ISO 2500.

Usually would not push the ISO this high on an 850, but the Sun was setting and the light looked pretty nice.

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by Ron Day on Mon Feb 04, 2019 4:42 pm
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Well done, Gene! Great capture of this pair in facing poses. The background, as usual, is brilliant.
 

by Karl Egressy on Mon Feb 04, 2019 4:51 pm
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Great to have them in the frame. Unique perch and nice background.
 

by Carol Clarke on Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:42 pm
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Beautiful capture with the pair facing each other on their cactus perch, Gene!

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by SantaFeJoe on Mon Feb 04, 2019 8:37 pm
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Very cool image! Not a native Texas cactus, right?

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by Nate Chappell on Mon Feb 04, 2019 8:54 pm
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Cool shot Gene, lovely background and perch!
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by Gene Gwin on Mon Feb 04, 2019 10:26 pm
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SantaFeJoe wrote:
Very cool image! Not a native Texas cactus, right?

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Joe,  This is an extremely rare native Texas cactus.  It is a night blooming cactus that only blooms one night a year.  Of all native cactus in Texas, this may be the most native--if being the most native is possible.
 

by SantaFeJoe on Tue Feb 05, 2019 12:00 am
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Thanks for the info, Gene.

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by Cynthia Crawford on Tue Feb 05, 2019 5:48 am
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Gorgeous pair on a prickly perch. Not where I expect to see cardinals. The light is exceptional.
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by david fletcher on Tue Feb 05, 2019 10:28 am
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Such beautiful light Gene. Glad you pushed it!
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by himadri roy on Tue Feb 05, 2019 10:45 am
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Stunning frame of this pair . Great work.
 

by David J. Bogener on Tue Feb 05, 2019 5:57 pm
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Love it.
 

by Craig Lipski on Sat Feb 09, 2019 11:31 am
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Wow. Great . . . everything!
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by MalcolmBenn on Sun Mar 10, 2019 9:51 am
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Outstanding image Gene, that is a real beauty.
 

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