Watching The Sun Set by Lois  Bryan

A cardinal peers through the gold and green leaves on an early May evening, watching as the sun sets on a perfect day. This is my little friend who waits for me every morning and who will usually come when i call him. He posed for me for quite some time as I clicked away with the Nikon D300 and the 150-500mm OS Sigma lens at 500mm. Shutter 1/400, aperture f/6.3, spot metering and iso 800. Image captured in Maryland, USA.

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  • John  Kowalski
    John Kowalskialmost 2 years ago

    A handsome little creature indeed Lois …. love the gorgeous colors you have captured here, and the comp is very pleasing to the eye!!!

  • John, thanks so very much … it was such a glorious evening and the sun slanting through the leaves was amazing .. then my little buddy stopped by as if to give me a gift … he stayed and posed for me for quite a few minutes!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • AngieDavies
    AngieDaviesalmost 2 years ago

    Stunning capture, excellent color, light and pose!

  • Dear Angie!!!! Thank you … I was thrilled to be able to capture the colors and the light .. it was amazing!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Tom Broderick IPA
    Tom Broderick IPAalmost 2 years ago

    Great capture of this one. You really cant get that close to get this shot.

  • Tom, thank you !!!! I had my trusty 150-500mm full out!!! LOL!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkealmost 2 years ago

    A gorgeous capture of this lovely fellow.

  • Bunny, thank you so much!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Birgitta   †
    Birgitta †almost 2 years ago

    Wow- spanking colour there, Lois. Very pretty. :)

  • Birgitta!!!! Wonderful to see you, sweetie!!!! Thank you!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppalmost 2 years ago

    Very nice capture Lois

  • thank you so much, dear Larry!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • sundawg7
    sundawg7almost 2 years ago

    A gorgeous capture of this Cardinal in a splendid setting, but wouldn’t it be sleeping at sunset? :)) A 3 Thumbs Up Fave in any case. >Ron<

  • Thanks so much, Ron … but no … the sun wasn’t down just yet!!! But it was heading that way!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Manon Boily
    Manon Boilyalmost 2 years ago

    you made my day with that beautiful cardinal ;)

    please view the topic here

    you can also take a look at the Permanent gallery of may

  • Sweet, sweet comment, Manon … thank you so much!!!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Gilberte
    Gilbertealmost 2 years ago

    Beautifully detailed cardinal contrastng with the sunset

  • Thank you, dear Gilberte!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • LudaNayvelt
    LudaNayveltalmost 2 years ago

    wow, another unreachable bird, perfect capture

  • thank you, Luda!!!

    – Lois Bryan

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