Sitting Pretty

© Gord MacEachern

Sitting Pretty

Uploaded: January 12, 2011 02:57:05


Female Cardinal just sitting patiently.

Exif: F Number: 5.6, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/400 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 800, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 400.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 40D


Alan L. Borror January 12, 2011

This is AWESOME, Gord! I hope we see this again! #1343445

Earl Blansfield January 12, 2011

Nice capture Gord. Nice light and clarity. #9157755

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe January 12, 2011

And she is a beauty. Excellent details, light and comp. Gord. Perfect! #9157769

Michelle Alton January 12, 2011

She is lovely, and you've framed her perfectly, Gord. #9157782

Danny B. Head January 12, 2011

Great the soft, pale background! #9157789

Tiia Vissak January 12, 2011

great tones, details & dof! #9157835

Ron McEwan January 12, 2011

A natural beauty she is too. So well composed with terrific detail excellent work Gord #9157860

Ray Thoms January 12, 2011

Great image Gord...not sure sitting and patiently often goes with the word female?....hehehehhee

We have had pretty fecent weather here as well... #9157875

Carolyn M. Fletcher level-classic January 12, 2011

Hey! If we weren't patient, you guys would all be in serious trouble! Anyway, it's a beautiful PATIENT female cardinal. LOL #9157882

Marilyn Cornwell January 12, 2011

Lovely, Gord! #9157883

Robert R. Goodman January 12, 2011

Hi Gord,That is awesome my friend.Beautiful detail and color.I wonder how they stay warm in the winter!!!! #9157887

Jean-Pierre Ducondi January 12, 2011

A winner - Just love it. Beautiful tones and colors.
JP #9157919

Anita Hogue January 12, 2011

A beautiful capture, Gord! #9157960

Ellen Hodges January 12, 2011

Super beautiful capture with awesome detail, Gord!! #9157988

Julie Burnett January 12, 2011

Gord, the detail and composition are just gorgeous!! Absolutely lovely!! #9158017

Freddy Bland January 12, 2011

Gee, Gord, that's one gorgeous Cardinal! She's a beauty and you've done her justice!! Outstanding details and color! #9158091

Douglas Pignet January 12, 2011

Beautiful winter capture of this lovely Cardinal #9158144

Fanie Heymans January 12, 2011

Excellent capture Gord! #9158150

Monnie Ryan January 12, 2011

My favorite small bird (and I think the ladies are beautiful too)! Terrific detail and composition, Gord! #9158176

Cathy Barrows January 12, 2011

she is a beauty #9158271

Jack Ryan January 12, 2011

Outstanding clarity and comp...beautifully presented...very well done. #9158283

Bojan Bencic level-classic January 12, 2011

Fantastic composition and color, Gord. Love it. #9158383

JO ANN CLEVELAND January 12, 2011

Simply gorgeous Gord, love your composition and colors..I posted a male Cardinal today, tell her to fly on over! lol

jo ann c.

Kerry Hill January 12, 2011

Beautifully framed with excellent details Gord! #9158752

Renee Doyle January 12, 2011

Oh she is sooo so beautiful Gord!!!! #9158788

John Connolly January 12, 2011

A wonderful capture of this beautiful little bird Gord! The color and detail are outstanding! #9158807

Ann Coates level-classic January 12, 2011

This is a beauty, I hope we see it again too. #9158810

Lynn M. Whitt January 12, 2011

beautiful capture... #9158905

Patrick Rouzes level-classic January 12, 2011

You have these captures down to a science, Gord! This is exceptionally beautiful & masterful work, my friend! WTG! #9158944

Carol L. Fowler January 12, 2011

The way our bird seed has been going down, I thought all the cardinals in the world were at my house! You might as well send that one down here to feast with the rest! (Or I could send all mine up there!) #9159084

Barbara Waldoch January 12, 2011

Such a beautiful bird and capture, Gord! #9159221

Rona L. Schwarz January 12, 2011

She is indeed sitting pretty, Gord! Just posing for you patiently. Very beautiful capture with wonderful feather detail and clarity and I love the catchlight in her eye. Gorgeous color composition, too, with the red background and perfect DOF. Wonderful work, as always! #9159353

Patti Coblentz January 12, 2011

She is such a pretty little cardinal...such beautiful diffused light and soft tones...I, too, hope we see this image again, it! #9159444

Dick W. Wyatt January 13, 2011

She is a real beauty !!
A very nice capture, Gord. #9159546

Robert R. Goodman February 10, 2011

A Big Congratulations,Gord.WTG my friend!!!! #9225425

Patti Coblentz February 10, 2011

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Gord! #9225532

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe February 10, 2011

Congrats on your beautiful finalist, Gord. #9225545

Merna L. Nobile February 10, 2011

Black and White, Bright Colors, Full Frame or Cropped, it does not matter. You’re a winner! CONGRATULATIONS, Merna #9226199

Tiia Vissak February 10, 2011

Congratulations! #9226368

Jack Ryan February 10, 2011

Way to go, Gord. Congratulations...a very deserving selection. #9226388

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic February 10, 2011

Congratulations on your finalist. Good luck in the next round.


Barbara Mason February 10, 2011

Huge Congratulations Gord on this beautiful Finalist image !!! #9226690

Nancy (Peaches) Harker February 10, 2011


HUGE CONGRATS on your finalist!
Best of luck in the next round!


Bojan Bencic level-classic February 10, 2011

Congratulations on your finalist, Gord. #9226855

Carol L. Fowler February 10, 2011

Congrats! Beautiful Finalist! #9227856

Danny B. Head February 10, 2011

Beautiful shot! Congrats! #9227969

Debra R. Harder February 10, 2011

This really is a beautiful image, Gord! Huge congratulations on your superb finalist! Deb #9228086

Ellen Hodges February 10, 2011

Huge congrats on a very fantastic finalist, Gord!! Very best luck!!! #9228795

Ron McEwan February 11, 2011

Glad to see this one again; congratulation. #9230915

John Connolly February 11, 2011

Huge congratulations on your well deserved finalist award, Gord! Best of luck in the next round! #9232268

Ann Coates level-classic February 11, 2011

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist award Gord. #9232398

JO ANN CLEVELAND February 11, 2011

Awesome finalist! Congratulations Gord, I loved this ....

jo ann c. #9232643

Renee Doyle February 11, 2011

So happy to see this win Gold Gord!!!! Big congratulations to you! #9233654

Phyllis H. Burchett February 11, 2011

Congratulations on this beautiful winner! #9233746

Patti Coblentz February 11, 2011

Big congratulations on your very beautiful winner, Gord!! #9233862

Nancy (Peaches) Harker February 11, 2011




Agnes Fegan level-deluxe February 11, 2011

This is so pretty...congratulations!!! #9233914

Freddy Bland February 11, 2011

HUGE congratulations, Gord, on this fantastic Gold Winner!!! #9234019

Rona L. Schwarz February 11, 2011

Somehow I missed this Finalist yesterday, Gord...but hey, a GOLD WINNER is even better!! Your bird images are unsurpassed and this wonderful cardinal is no exception - HUGE CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR GOLD WINNER! #9234099

Barbara Waldoch February 11, 2011

Huge congratulations for the GOLD, Gord! #9234154

Monika Sapek February 11, 2011

Lovely colors! Congratulations on your Win, Gord! #9234220

Bojan Bencic level-classic February 11, 2011

Congratulations on your winner, Gord. Well done. #9234287

Debra R. Harder February 11, 2011

WTG, Gord! Huge congratulations on your BEAUTIFUL GOLD WINNER! Deb #9234313

Tiia Vissak February 12, 2011

Congratulations! #9234429

Michelle Alton February 12, 2011

Your avian shots keep getting better and better, Gord. Congratulations on this terrific winner! #9234492

Alan L. Borror February 12, 2011

Congratulations, Gord! A winner all the way! #9234634

Danny B. Head February 12, 2011

I love the pale background on this one. Congrats on a beautifil winner, Gord! #9234755

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe February 12, 2011

Congrats Gord on your beautiful winner. #9234771

Ray Thoms February 12, 2011

Well done deserve it!!!!! #9234898

Jack Ryan February 12, 2011

Outstanding!!! A very deserving winner...congratulations, Gord!!! Way to go!!! #9234911

Melissa G. Meiselman February 12, 2011

Huge congrats, Gord on your stunning and most deserving winner!! #9235031

R. J. Laudenbacher level-classic February 12, 2011

WTG Gord!!!!!! I told you that you are the Bird Man! :) Congratulations on your win. #9235271

Mitch Spence level-classic February 12, 2011

Congratulations to you, Gord. This is, indeed, a favorite image for me. #9235486

Claudia Kuhn level-classic February 12, 2011

Congratulations on your wonderful winner! #9235522

Carla Capra Anderson February 12, 2011

;) CC #9235604

Patrick Rouzes level-classic February 12, 2011

Not surprised at all! Congratulations on your incredible Winner, Gord! #9235610

Ann Coates level-classic February 12, 2011

Congratulations on your beautiful Gold win Gord. #9235788

Emile Abbott level-classic February 12, 2011

Pretty Pink brings home the Gold congrats Gord #9235847

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna February 12, 2011

WTG on your fabulous winner, Gord! :-) k #9235921

Ellen Hodges February 12, 2011

Huge congrats on a fabulous winner, Gord!! Very well deserved and awesome!!! #9236616

Avril Young February 12, 2011

congrats on this fab are one outstanding photograhper...well done Gord #9236745

Dick W. Wyatt February 12, 2011

Way to go Gord.
She is a WINNER !!!!! #9237128

Aimee S. McMaster February 13, 2011

...congratulations Gord, on this wonderful winner.... #9237401

Kerry Hill February 13, 2011

Huge congratulations on your fantastic win Gord!! #9237994

Julie Burnett February 13, 2011

Huge congratulations on this gorgeous winner, Gord!! #9238146

Laura E. Swan level-classic February 13, 2011



Wonderful news!!!

-Laura #9238667

Marilyn Cornwell February 14, 2011

So wonderful to see this as a winner! Congratulations, Gord! #9239121

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic February 17, 2011

Beautiful, CONGRATZ on your Second Place Winner, Gord!!!

UB. #9247501

Bill Houghton February 26, 2011

Gord, congratulations on such a beautiful winner. Bill #9263569

Mary K. Robison March 28, 2016

Congratulations on this lovely photo getting an ALL-TIME Gold EP, Gord!
Hope it goes even higher! #11453449

Beth OMeara level-classic April 26, 2017

Beautiful Image, Gord. Great colors. #11587414

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