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Cardinal Courtship
Posted By: Bud, 04-14-2008, 07:53 PM

Northern Cardinal courtships are interesting...
First... they're monogamous... fairly unique among any species these days ;-) The males will aggressively defend their mates. You can see some of the battle wounds on this brightly-colored gentleman.

All shots with K20D and Pentax F*300/4.5


The apple of his eye...


And my favorite Cardinal Courtship Ritual... when the male feeds the
female..."beak to beak".

Would you go this far for your mate?




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Very cool series !!!!!
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Thanks!

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Wonderful birds. The colour is so vibrant

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Beautiful shots and a great series of captures!
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Romanticism chivalry might be dead in humans but these shots prove otherwise in the animal kingdom.

Well done Scott.
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Excellent series. Great background info and perfect series of shots to describe it. Great images in all respects.

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This is awesome. Great series.
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QuoteOriginally posted by roentarre Quote
Wonderful birds. The colour is so vibrant
Thanks... the K20D does seem to do a nice job with reds
QuoteOriginally posted by scott-devon Quote
Beautiful shots and a great series of captures!
Thanks, Scott!

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Romanticism chivalry might be dead in humans but these shots prove otherwise in the animal kingdom.
It has given me a different level of respect for this species... they're pretty cool birds

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Excellent series. Great background info and perfect series of shots to describe it. Great images in all respects.
Thanks for the kind words.

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This is awesome. Great series.
Thank you!
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Great Series

Great Series Bud...

The last two are really neat!! That would be something to see.. and you captured it well!!!

Thanks for sharin.. Kim
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Great Series Bud...

The last two are really neat!! That would be something to see.. and you captured it well!!!

Thanks for sharin.. Kim
Thanks, Kim! It was very cool to watch...
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