Thirsty Cardinal

Posted by ADKShooter on Mon Jan 10, 2022 7:17 pm

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Nikon D850, Nikon 500mm F5.6 pf
ISO320, 1/1600s, F6.3

While photographing near a favorite bird feeder I noticed this male Northern Cardinal visiting this branch on several occasions. I was fortunate to be able to see him approaching it for the final time and took a few shots of him drinking the melting snow from a recent snow storm.  Cropped a bit as it appears more effective when seen more closely.

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by paul fletcher on Mon Jan 10, 2022 8:14 pm
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A great close-up, Warren- certainly a unique image of avian behaviour .

by Cindy Marple on Mon Jan 10, 2022 11:04 pm
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What an interesting behavior to capture! Yes the crop is effective here to keep your attention on the action.

by david fletcher on Tue Jan 11, 2022 2:59 am
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Great close up of this behaviour Warren. Great thinking on the crop choice.
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by Neil Vanderwolf on Tue Jan 11, 2022 3:09 pm
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Awesome behavioural capture, so much detail and well-defined colours. It reminds me of a parrot for some reason...

by Mary Brun on Tue Jan 11, 2022 3:29 pm
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You have captured a really good moment of this wonderful specimen with an incredible color. Superb all the details.

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by Karl Egressy on Tue Jan 11, 2022 4:25 pm
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Excellent observation, looks great when clicked on.

by Axel Hildebrandt on Tue Jan 11, 2022 6:11 pm
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Great details and moment, it tells the story.
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by Carol Clarke on Wed Jan 12, 2022 6:17 am
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Axel Hildebrandt wrote:
Great details and moment, it tells the story.

Yes, and great choice to go for the close up, Warren!

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