The male cardinal konked himself out , allowing me to get these close-ups

Arcadia, Oklahoma
0956 hrs 15 Mar 2009

Nikon D2X
Nikkor 105mm f/2.8 Micro
SB-600 Speedlight

ISO 100 -0.7 EV
1/80 sec F/6.3

Five EV adjustments in Nikon Capture: -2, -1, 0, .5, 2
Photomati: Generated HDR and made adjustments
Photoshop: Cropped/ sized, color adjustments

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red, bird, hdr, cardinal, rint


  • ej29
    ej29over 5 years ago

    OMG!! What wonderful detail and the color is so awesome…great work….he is ok right!!!!

  • After about 10 minutes he took off… He really hit the window hard…

    – Dennis Jones - CameraView

  • Barbara Anderson
    Barbara Andersonover 5 years ago

    So amazingly beautiful. The color is so vibrant!

  • rasnidreamer
    rasnidreamerover 5 years ago

    While it’s a MARVELOUS shot, and beautiful work—-I so wish he hadn’t konked himself so hard! Beautiful Dennis

  • Angel Perry
    Angel Perryover 5 years ago

    Poor thing! You got to keep you windows a little smudgy so he can see the glass! Awesome!

  • CeeCeesMama
    CeeCeesMamaover 5 years ago

    Amazing detail Dennis! I hate when they hit the windows. Christine

  • janpiller
    janpillerover 5 years ago

    Oh it’s beautiful!! I hope he was okay!!

  • Digitalbcon
    Digitalbconover 5 years ago

    You had mentioned before about the window! It has allowed you some incredible macro shots!! Beautiful detail in this shot!!

  • Digitalbcon
    Digitalbconover 5 years ago

    …maybe it should be called the “Black eye Exam” Lol!!

  • Diane Schuster
    Diane Schusterover 5 years ago

    Wow! This is a very cool image! Great profile! Dee

  • LeslieBattjes
    LeslieBattjesover 5 years ago

    beautiful detail, GB.

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