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“The male Northern Cardinal is perhaps responsible for getting more people to open up a field guide than any other bird. They’re a perfect combination of familiarity, conspicuousness, and style: a shade of red you can’t take your eyes off. Even the brown females sport a sharp crest and warm red accents. Cardinals don’t migrate and they don’t molt into a dull plumage, so they’re still breathtaking in winter’s snowy backyards. In summer, their sweet whistles are one of the first sounds of the morning. " Cornell Labs

Taken in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Nikon D300
EV 0.00
Pattern Metering
No Flash
650 MM
WB Cloudy


  • Ted Busby
    Ted Busbyover 3 years ago


  • Thanks Ted

    – Michael Cummings

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 3 years ago

  • Deborah  Benoit
    Deborah Benoitover 3 years ago

    Fabulous Michael!!! I am still trying to get close enough for a great shot like this.

  • That’s the advantage of a bigger lens, one does not need to be as close, disadvantage is it starts getting heavy after a few hours

    – Michael Cummings

  • Deborah  Benoit
    Deborah Benoitover 3 years ago

    I have a 150-500 lens that I use and I know it does get heavy.

  • Bobjarrett
    Bobjarrettover 3 years ago

    Wonderful shot Michael.

  • Thank you Bob

    – Michael Cummings

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeover 3 years ago

    Gorgeous capture. What a beauty.

  • Thanks Bunny :-)

    – Michael Cummings

  • Peter Stone
    Peter Stoneover 3 years ago

    Excellent capture Michael

  • Thank you very much Peter

    – Michael Cummings

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerover 3 years ago

    Great perspective, wonderful feather detail !

  • Thank you Trish :-)

    – Michael Cummings

  • shortshooter-Al
    shortshooter-Alover 3 years ago

    One of my favourite North American birds Michael. I’ve only seen photos of them and this shot of yours is a beauty. A fav Mate.

  • Thank you very much, Al

    – Michael Cummings

  • dougie1page2
    dougie1page2over 3 years ago

    beautiful shot!

  • Thanks Dougie

    – Michael Cummings

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