One Friendly Cardinal (Four Photographs)

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This cardinal was very friendly and flew in very close and stayed when I approached. With a long lens this can be problematic and you need to back up to get the shots. I am not sure how this bird’s behavior came about, possibly due to being fed by people. In processing I was surprised by a noticeable increase in saturation and brightness that affected only the reds. On going back though the process I noticed that the Intensify CK preset I was working with was adding saturation (normally nominal, but in this case far too much). This forced me to re-work the photos to get back the realistic colors.

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12 responses

  1. Que lindo!!!

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    October 11, 2016 at 6:31 am

  2. Wow…so very beautiful!

    Liked by 1 person

    October 11, 2016 at 7:43 am

  3. Cute bird. I love it when they are relatively unafraid. I have one morning dove that will come quite close while I am putting out seed for them, all the others fly away.

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    October 11, 2016 at 1:14 pm

  4. Wonderful shots, especially the way you captured the lighting and eye in the last photo.

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    October 11, 2016 at 5:04 pm

  5. omognard

    Hi Victor!
    You are following my blog 366squares.wordpress.com. You probably haven’t seen anything new in quite a while… That’s because I’ve changed its address to 366squares.omognard-photography.com. And unfortunately I couldn’t migrate the subscriptions as well.
    If you’re still interested in my photographic work, please visit 366squares.omognard-photography.com. You should be able to subscribe to it if you’d like to !
    Hoping to see you there,
    Olivier Mognard

    PS: nice nature photos on this blog & your main website!

    Liked by 1 person

    October 11, 2016 at 5:34 pm

  6. Love your aperture choice on these shots Victor – beautiful

    Liked by 2 people

    October 11, 2016 at 8:14 pm

  7. Beautiful Shots, Cardinals are such incredibly hard birds to photograph.

    Liked by 1 person

    October 12, 2016 at 12:26 am

  8. Nice pic.

    Like

    December 15, 2016 at 1:53 am

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