Looking for Big Red

© Robert G. Stalnaker

Looking for Big Red

Uploaded: February 21, 2008


As her boyfriend was off eating that moth from the spider's web, this female Northern Cardinal looks on, waiting to ask him how much protein he had today while awaiting mating season.

f/8, 1/640, ISO 640, AWB, spot, lens Canon EF 400mm L, handheld, south shore of Lake Apopka near Orlando, Oakland Nature Preserve, 2/20/08.

Exif: F Number: 9, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/640 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 640, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 400.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 40D


Kay E. Mahoney level-classic February 21, 2008

Nice capture, Robert. Cute bird. #860251

William F. Clair February 21, 2008

This SHOULD BE a winner!!! Perfect crop!!! #5529344

Robert G. Stalnaker February 24, 2008

Hi Kay and William, and thank you. You never know what you are going to get when you set out into the wild. I had targeted warblers, got frustrated with the difficulty in capturing them, but then ended up getting some great settings and action with the female and male cardinal, who grabbed a moth in another photo minutes earlier. #5546493

Melissa Olsen April 07, 2008

Beautiful female cardinal!
Melissa :-) #5757874

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