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Northern Cardinal

Cardinalis cardinalis

Description:

The punk rocker of the bird world

Notes:

No shutter remote. I'm working with Black-capped Vireos on Fort Hood and this Northern Cardinal was incidentally captured in my mist net. His crazed look is response to me not letting him go after he chomped on my finger for a bit. I got a fun shot but he got the last laugh as he pooped on me during release!

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19 Comments

Sumukha Javagal
Sumukha Javagal 8 years ago

Awesome..! Congrats for the SOTD..:)

Maria dB
Maria dB 8 years ago

Great story and lovely SOTD - congratulations!

Vin Zael
Vin Zael 8 years ago

wickedywowsome shot! i am hypnothized by the red and those eyes! awesome bird, they occur in Belize as well, and to just see this photo so close, i just want to get more out in the flield back at home and wait for a cardinal to visit. jeje. nice!

NuwanChathuranga
NuwanChathuranga 8 years ago

Congratulations to you on your SOTD !!

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 8 years ago

Congratulations!

GeoffreyPalmer
GeoffreyPalmer 8 years ago

Thank you Yasser and everyone else for their comments! I see this species everyday, and it is hard not to take them for granted, but they really are a striking bird. And now I really respect that beak of theirs, very powerful!

MayraSpringmann
MayraSpringmann 8 years ago

Beautiful Spotting!

Josh Asel
Josh Asel 8 years ago

haha niccccce. congrats man!

CarolSnowMilne
CarolSnowMilne 8 years ago

Congratulations! Great photo!

RSClark
RSClark 8 years ago

Great shot! Congratulations!

williefromwi
williefromwi 8 years ago

Let me be the first after Yasser to say Congrats to you on your Spotting of the Day Award

Yasser
Yasser 8 years ago

Congratulations! This extreme close-up has been chosen as Spotting of the Day! Thanks for sharing your awesome photos and your knowledge with the community. We're looking forward to seeing more!

"The Northern Cardinal is a territorial song bird. The male sings in a loud, clear whistle from the top of a tree or another high location to defend his territory. He will chase off other males entering his territory."

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williefromwi
williefromwi 8 years ago

LOL, Thanks for the details of how you made your capture. I suspected because of the depth of field on this shot, it was a bird that was caught in a net for banding birds. At least he did that on you and not your lens.

GeoffreyPalmer
GeoffreyPalmer 8 years ago

No shutter remote. I'm working with Black-capped Vireos on Fort Hood and this Northern Cardinal was incidentally captured in my mist net. His crazed look is response to me not letting him go after he chomped on my finger for a bit. I got a fun shot but he got the last laugh as he pooped on me during release!

Keira
Keira 8 years ago

Wooooo

bbprevas
bbprevas 8 years ago

Fantastic close up. How did you do it? Shutter remote?

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 8 years ago

Great shot

Yasser
Yasser 8 years ago

haha! How did you get so close??

Hema
Hema 8 years ago

hilarious!

GeoffreyPalmer
Spotted by
GeoffreyPalmer

Texas, USA

Spotted on Mar 14, 2012
Submitted on Jul 19, 2012

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