Saturday, January 16, 2010

Winter Cardinals With The Canon 7D

At times it seems there is a dearth of photographic subjects at this time of year, but then one has an evening when the light is beautiful and bird activity is excellent at the natural bird feeder. The biggest downside to this feeding area is that one does not see a wide variety of species.

Cardinals are very common, so for today's Camera Critters I am featuring three photos of these beautiful birds.


Female Cardinal


Male Cardinal

Female Cardinal Perched On Pokeweed

All photos were taken with the Canon 7-D and the Canon 500mmF4L lens. The female cardinals were taken at ISO 100, while the male was ISO 200.

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22 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Awesome shots of the Cardinals. The first is my favorite.

Lavender Cottage said...

Fantastic shots of the cardinals Willard. Thanks for sharing your camera specifics.
I have a Canon EOS 40D and although I've taken some lessons for manual operation, auto is easier and more my style.

Carletta said...

Beautiful Willard!
The cardinal is my favorite in winter because he stands out so well.
I posted one too - through the window and not nearly as gorgeous as yours. :)
Round The Bend.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Willard: How I love to see the Cardinals in their winter coat.

Ladynred said...

They are beautiful shots!love the colors too.

http://ilovemyguineapigs.com/?p=447

Joy said...

Those shots are truly stunning, Willard!

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

How far away were you from the birds? Truly amazing shots. Valerie

ellen said...

What a great entry you have. Hope you have a nice weekend. God Bless!

lv2scpbk said...

That first photo is just beautiful. Love it!

SaraG said...

BEAUTIFUL photo's, Willard!
We have had several birds visit us this winter. I could sit and watch (and take pictures of) all day long!

Teresa said...

Wonderful pictures. So sharp and crisp.

Tom said...

These are stunning my friend.... I am trying my best to get some visiting done today.... yours is my first and feeds my appetite for more. I do hope this visit finds you well.

Marci said...

One of my favorite birds. Awesome photos! So crisp and clear.

Kerri said...

These are a favorite of mine too! Great shots Willard :)

Stacey Huston said...

Beautiful light Willard.. wonderful work as always.!!

Philip said...

Willard amazing shots we don't have these so I get very jealous when I see such nice photos of them. :)

√ Abraham Lincoln said...

These are very nice Willard. I put a female up on my birds blog today. I wish I had your 500mm lens. lol

itsmynature said...

Very nice series. I particularly like that first image. Excellent detail.

itsmynature said...

oops, it seemed stuck. Sorry.

sfriel said...

Very nice work Willard.

Tim Rucci said...

The lighting is so sweet in these, Willard. Love the detail and the compositions.

leonnybg said...

This is amazing photos. :)