Location: My backyard (Geauga County, Ohio)
Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ28
I have a bush in my backyard that this beautiful male Cardinal could just not get enough of! He was here for days, gorging on these little berries.
So of course I had to take a picture of him because he was absolutely gorgeous.
What makes this photo very special to me is the fact that this was the very first picture that I took with my new camera.

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  • FSGPhotography
    FSGPhotographyalmost 4 years ago

    Gorgeous bird! Lovely colours (and I like how the bird matches the red berries), great focus and DOF, and nice composition. Love the bokeh too. Wonderful shot. =)

  • Thank you very much for the compliment! Want to know something really crazy? I took this picture through my kitchen window! I honestly was just playing around with my (then) brand new camera. Actually, this was the first picture that I ever did take with it :-)
    I was just thrilled that he sat there as long as he did :-)

    – Marcia Rubin

  • lcretyi
    lcretyialmost 4 years ago

    Absolutely Beautiful, what a fabulous Image…Laura

  • Thank you so very much Laura :-)

    – Marcia Rubin

  • Kathy Baccari
    Kathy Baccarialmost 4 years ago

    Excellent capture Marcia. The composition and color is outstanding as well as the detail. Just lovely. Kathy :)

  • Evita
    Evitaalmost 4 years ago

    Beautiful work !!!! Congratulations !!!

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesalmost 4 years ago

    1Day 27Sept

  • TaraHG
    TaraHGalmost 4 years ago

    This is wonderful!! Very nice shot

  • TaraHG
    TaraHGalmost 4 years ago

    congratulations on your feature!!

  • Thanks Tara :-)

    – Marcia Rubin

  • Brenda Burnett
    Brenda Burnettalmost 4 years ago

    Magnificent image. Beautiful color and composition. Brenda

  • Thanks very much for your compliment Brenda :-)

    – Marcia Rubin

  • dozzam
    dozzamalmost 4 years ago


  • Glad you like :-)

    – Marcia Rubin

  • cynTEAa
    cynTEAaalmost 4 years ago

    wonderful! congrats on your feature!

  • Thank you so very much :-)

    – Marcia Rubin

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