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    Default Northern Cardinal

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    Feeder set up. This image was created in Ithaca, New York on 1/18/20 at 1:36PM. Image processed in Lightroom and Photoshop.

    Hand held, Medium crop.

    Canon 5D MarkIII
    Canon 500 f/4 IS USM
    ISO 3200
    f8.0
    1/500sec
    Last edited by John Mack; 01-20-2020 at 04:01 PM.

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    The bird really pops, the exposure on the reds is very good as is the detail, and the HA is good in my book. A very handsome shot. If mine I would take just a sliver off the left and add same to the right.

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    The red really cracks! Bird is nice and sharp too. Only critique is the exposure on the snow as its mostly blown away. Also, why f/8, especially on snow? f/5.6 would save
    you either a stop of shutter or noise, so take your pick!

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    Blast of Red, nice... I would add just a bit of contrast to the bird.
    Dan Kearl

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    That red is great and I like the subtle red in the shadow on the snow.
    Total high key works for me.

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    Nice one John...The reds look real good against the white snow. I like the detail, pose and HA. Good POV. Yes, a little more detail in the snow, but very nice as is. Loving the feather detail. Good work.

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    The image has the appearance of a wonderful Christmas card. Love the snow and the cardinal. The reds are nicely controlled. Thank you for sharing, John.
    Joe Przybyla

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    Great looking bird with a nice pose and good detail. Good exposure on the bird and while most of the snow is blown, I don't mind too much since there is detail in the shadow under the bird. TFS

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