Reviews from

Winter Reds

Cardinal on a snowy day.

13 total reviews 
Comment from Contests


A contest winning entry! A seven star rating from the Contest Committee for posting the winning contest entry.

 Comment Written 29-Jan-2018


reply by the author on 07-Feb-2018
    Thank you very much.
Comment from Jo Calderbank


a beautiful serene and calm image of this red cardinal on the snow topped berry branch, I love the positioning in the frame with all elements coming together, the bird perched nicely in the frame, the berries add interest and balance, the focus is pin sharp, good eye clarity and the red plumage stands out well and defined, a beautiful winter scene. good luck in the contest

 Comment Written 16-Jan-2018


reply by the author on 16-Jan-2018
    thanks
Comment from nikman


A very grand winter bird shot presented here! Like your central composition of the bird with it looking as if it owns those berries! Your fine camera settings have provided sumptuous detail in the bird. Exposure and sharpness are excellent. A wonderful winter photo!

 Comment Written 16-Jan-2018


reply by the author on 16-Jan-2018
    Thank you very much. We had a break from the below 0 weather and got a bit of freezing rain, but as the evening came on it turned to snow and in the morning it was just perfect. The cardinal came along just at the right time too. Glad you like it. Thanks again.
Comment from PeglegDeb


Oh love this one MM!! How perfectly this guy is sitting on those berries for you.

Stunning color and focus on your cardinal is sooo crisp. He's just about perfect. It's well exposed and the snow on the berries is icing on the cake. Soft background couldn't be better for these colors. Oh and great bit of light in his eye.

Just a wonderful presentation MM...gold star worthy all the way around!

Deborah

 Comment Written 15-Jan-2018


reply by the author on 15-Jan-2018
    Thank you very much. We got a break from the below 0 weather only to get a bit of freezing rain, but during the evening the temps fell and the precip turned to snow. It was just perfect in the morning and when this cardinal showed up it made my day. I only got a couple of shots and this is easily my favorite; glad you like it too. Thanks again. (Next weekend I will be going in search of some warmer weather and will not be back until after the first week of Feb. )
reply by PeglegDeb on 15-Jan-2018
    Made me smile MM....both your beautiful red Cardinal and the thought of you getting the hell outta Dodge for a bit of warmer weather...lol I completely understand! Very welcome for this guy though....easily deserved my praise.
Comment from eileen0204


Mike I love this!

Winter reds indeed!!

I so wish I could find some cardinals to take photos of. Way too north for me.

Your clarity is just lovely and that crop of berries he is sitting on is priceless!

 Comment Written 15-Jan-2018


reply by the author on 15-Jan-2018
    Thank you very much. We had a bit of an ice storm the other day and toward evening it turned to all snow. Next morning the crab apples were just perfect and the male cardinal showed up right on schedule. I got a few shots before he took off knocking a lot of the snow to the ground. This is my favorite and I am glad you like it too. Thanks again.
reply by eileen0204 on 15-Jan-2018
    just such a beautiful shot Mike. and you are very welcomed.
Comment from Susan F. M. T.


A beautiful profile picture of this scarlet male Cardinal bird his crest raised & his head slightly turned to get a better look at you the snow covered red Crabb apples each with a droplet of melting snow dripping from it. Artistic composition, framing & lighting taken with superb camera techniques & sharp focus.
Susan

 Comment Written 15-Jan-2018


reply by the author on 15-Jan-2018
    thank you
Comment from Envision


A cardinal with the frosted crab apples is another great bird for this branch. The reds have come out nicely and the snow has a good amount of detail. Now if only you get the jay and the cardinal together on this branch... :)

 Comment Written 14-Jan-2018


reply by the author on 14-Jan-2018
    thanks
Comment from Lilibug6


This is a beautiful shot Mike! It is a very good entry for this contest! The colors are great! The focus is excellent! The lighting is very nice! I love the perch with the little crab apples or berries=) Great job and best of luck in the contest! Lori

 Comment Written 14-Jan-2018


reply by the author on 14-Jan-2018
    thanks
reply by Lilibug6 on 15-Jan-2018
    You're welcome! Lori
Comment from shoregrass


You can't beat the combination of a cardinal in the snow especially with the added compliment of red berries. Beautifully composed with fine detail and rich reds. An excellent contest entry. Good luck.

 Comment Written 14-Jan-2018


reply by the author on 14-Jan-2018
    thanks
Comment from Pamela Ruggiero


We both love cardinals, eh? another fine effort by you. Exquisite clarity. Nice muted background. Thank you for sharing and best of luck with this image

 Comment Written 14-Jan-2018


reply by the author on 14-Jan-2018
    thanks