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Posted By: Tom Lusk, 01-16-2008, 09:48 AM

A couple of shots of a cardinal that stopped by the house the other day:

If it looks like he's glowing, it's because he was.
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01-16-2008, 09:59 AM   #2
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did you consider playing with the saturation settings and either toning down or changing the green background?
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gooshin - why? they look lovely!
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Wonderful as always!!!!

Great shots Tom!!! As always.. you pictures are wonderful!!! How far away from the birds are you usually on average??

QuoteOriginally posted by Tom Lusk Quote
If it looks like he's glowing, it's because he was.
I like the first shot the best... even though I enjoy the second as well I think the berries distract alittle from the cardinal.

...but I have to wonder ... why is he glowing???

Thanks for Sharin!! Kim

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Very Nice!

I have a few Cardinal pics myself but nothing as nice as these.

Great job!
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gooshin - why? they look lovely!
green mixed with red creates brown,

my knowledge in colour theory is a little washy for now to give a solid answer, but something along the lines of that the image, being predominatly red and green creates brown as a subcolour in the image itself, and that to me just looks weird.
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What a great shot! Every thing is just right --nice back ground --touch of snow on the limb--How much did you have pay him to pose like that? A lot of sun flower seeds I guess.

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Bird Man...beatiful as always....
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Great shots and beautiful rich colours Tom.

01-16-2008, 06:21 PM   #10

Hey Tom,

The fact that you continue to get such fantastic bird shots over and over again amazes me. Being relatively new to this forum, I'd like to ask if you have ever posted photos of your blind - for reference sake - or if you have ever tallied your captured bird count (by different species)?

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Another great shot Tom. Id like to know what lens you used for this shot as im in the market for a long lens.
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The first shot is simply stunning. Very nice image!
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Perfect as always Tom. I like the first shot but the 2nd is the better one for me. I just like the red berries (Rose hips??) that almost match the birds colours. As usual, remarkable shots.

When's the book coming out?
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great shot, like others, I am interested in lens and distance.

as an aside, in the DSLR forum, someone is complaining about the poor quality of the reds from his pentax.

I'll say this, boy is that bird red, but so are the ones I've shot. who ever said red wasn't supposed to be bright.

One thing missing though, a mate, this one is from a little further away cropped from an *istD and a 70-200 f2.8 plus 1.4x TC
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Looks like a living Christmas ornament.
Great shots. As always, I admire your detail.

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