Cardinal Couple

© Bill Houghton

Cardinal Couple

Uploaded: December 19, 2009


Canon 1D Mark III, Canon EF300mm 4.0 L IS lens, 1/200 sec., F5.6, ISO 200


Melissa G. Meiselman December 19, 2009

Wonderful shot of this beautiful pair of birds taken with sharp detail, vibrant color and fantastic shallow DOF, Bill!! #1217702

Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict December 19, 2009

Great animal image and the clarity is superb, Bill.

Dominick #8233044

Jim Huffield December 19, 2009

Marvelous and beautiful capture, Bill. Jim #8233085

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe December 19, 2009

What a perfect capture of this beautiful couple, Bill. Outstanding work. #8233188

Kathleen Brennan December 19, 2009

Great capture of this cardinal pair! #8233222

Liz blahh December 19, 2009

Beautifully captured! #8233387

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe December 19, 2009

Outstanding capture of this Beautiful couple Bill! Jeff #8233490

Kathleen Rinker December 19, 2009

Excellent capture Bill!! #8233831

Pamela L. Moore December 19, 2009

Beautiful couple - I don't live near any cardinals, but love the beautiful colors. Very nice DOF!! #8234314

Amanda J. Tanner level-classic December 20, 2009

This image is so beautiful Bill. I love the tones and clarity and just everything about this image is wonderful. #8234533

James N. Carpenter December 20, 2009

Super capture Bill, wonderful detail and clarity. Great composition and really nice DOF. Very well done. James #8235630

Summer A. Kozisek December 22, 2009

Gorgeous capture Bill, your bird photos are absolutely fantastic!! #8238833

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic December 22, 2009

Wow, lucky capture with both of them! Beautiful colors and DOF!! Well done! Merry Christmas, Bill! #8239691

Diane L. Thomas December 24, 2009

WOW what a capture. Great to get them together. Sharp and Clear. Merry Christmas #8244838

Kathy Cline level-classic December 25, 2009 #8246112

Dianna Murphy December 27, 2009

Gorgeous couple. Merry christamas Bill. #8249438

Cathy Barrows January 18, 2010

Congrats on your finalist...very pretty #8306574

Diane L. Thomas January 18, 2010

Congrats on you finalist. Love it. #8306675

Courtenay Vanderbilt January 18, 2010

Beautiful, Bill! Congratulations! #8306852

Carol L. Fowler January 18, 2010

Congratulations on this Finalist! #8306867

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic January 18, 2010

on your wonderful FINALIST! 8o)

Photobucket #8307256

Nancy (Peaches) Harker January 18, 2010

Congrats, Best of luck in the next round :) #8307271

Linda A. Braddock level-classic January 18, 2010

Bill, Congratulations on this Beautiful Finalist!! #8307462

Fran J. Jagger January 18, 2010

Congrats on your Outstanding Finalist, Bill! Love the capture, clarity, blurred background and the catch light of the couple's eyes!! WOW! :)

JO ANN CLEVELAND January 18, 2010

Congratulations on this well deserved finalist Bill!

Hope we see it again!

jo ann c. #8307700

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe January 18, 2010

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Bill. #8307938

Lola M. level-classic January 18, 2010

Beautiful capture of this cardinal pair - Congratulations on your finalist! #8308082

Joannie Bertucci level-classic January 18, 2010

I'm never surprised when you get a badge on your work Bill, your images are always winners! Congrats! #8308291

Debra R. Harder January 18, 2010

WOW, Bill! Your wildlife images are always the best. Huge congratulations on your outstanding finalist. This is going right into my favorites!! Deb #8308439

Lana Arcemont level-classic January 18, 2010

Congratulations, Bill. This is a fine cardinal couple! #8309298

Phyllis H. Burchett January 18, 2010

Congrats on this fantastic finalist Bill! #8309588

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic January 18, 2010

Huge CONGRATZ. on this beautiful Finalist, Bill!!

UB. #8309871

Bojan Bencic level-classic January 18, 2010

Congratulations on your finalist, Bill. #8309944

Summer A. Kozisek January 19, 2010

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist Bill! #8310418

Liz blahh January 19, 2010

Congratulations! #8311100

Karen Celella level-deluxe January 19, 2010

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist Bill. #8311121

January 19, 2010

A very Big CONGRATS to you Bill for your Finalist Pick. A Very Well deserved Picture you have here. I wish you the very best in the next round.


Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic January 19, 2010

Congrats, Bill!!! Love this! #8311670

ALLEN O. HOWARD January 19, 2010

Congratulations on an excellent capture and finalist! There is nothing easy about getting a clean shot of these birds! #8311684

James N. Carpenter January 19, 2010

Super big congrats Bill on this great finalist. James #8311878

Eivor Kuchta January 19, 2010

Beautiful couple, well captured! Congratulations on your finalist, Bill, and good luck in the next round! #8312398

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe January 19, 2010

Congrats Bill on your Outstanding Finalist!! Jeff #8312905

Barbara Waldoch level-classic January 19, 2010

Huge congratulations on your fantastic Win! #8313020

Claudia Kuhn level-classic January 19, 2010

Beautiful capture of these 2 Bill, congrats on your winner! #8313186

Peter K. Burian January 19, 2010

Wow! Very few photographers ever manage to capture an image of both the male and female, Bill.

Love it!

Peter #8313224

Sam Britt January 19, 2010

Congratulations on this winner, Bill! #8313422

Mary K. Robison January 19, 2010

Congratulations on your well-deserved win, Bill! What a lovely capture! #8313598

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna January 19, 2010

WTG on this awesome win, Bill!!! :-)♫♪♫ k #8313787

Fran J. Jagger January 19, 2010

CONGRATS on you WIN, Bill!! :) #8313842

Janice Mezzacappa January 19, 2010

Huge Congrats Bill on your spectacular WINNER!! #8313886

Janice Mezzacappa January 19, 2010

Huge Congrats Bill on your spectacular WINNER!! #8313887

Erica Murphy level-deluxe January 19, 2010

Congratulations on your lovely and very colorful winner Bill!! #8313951

Evy Johansen level-classic January 19, 2010

Big congratulations on this beautiful and well deserved win, Bill!! #8314002

January 19, 2010

No Surprise here. Another Classic example of your awesome photography. Congrats on your 2nd place finish for this awesome image Bill.

Brian #8314012

Jennifer L. Alder January 19, 2010

Its a beauty, Bill! Big congrats to you! #8314175

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic January 19, 2010

HUGE CONGRATZ. on getting in the Winners' Circle, Bill!!!

UB. #8314224

Bojan Bencic level-classic January 19, 2010

Congratulations on your win, Bill. Love it. #8314308

Renee Doyle level-classic January 20, 2010

Just beautiful!! Big congratulations to you Bill!! #8314549

Bill Houghton January 20, 2010

I just want to thank all of you for your remarks about my second place photo. Bill #8314688

Derek D. Dafoe January 20, 2010

Congrats Bill on a great photo and Win! #8314701

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe January 20, 2010

Congratulations on this beautiful winner. #8314786

Karen Celella level-deluxe January 20, 2010

Congratulations on your impressive winning image Bill! #8315088

Anne M. Young level-addict January 20, 2010

Huge Congratulations Bill on this wonderful couple! #8315110

Courtenay Vanderbilt January 20, 2010

Super congratulations, Bill! Well-deserved gold! #8315204

Murry Grigsby January 20, 2010

Congratulations on your wonderful image and win Bill! #8315413

Cathy Barrows January 20, 2010

Congrats on your win...gorgeous couple #8315532

Linda A. Braddock level-classic January 20, 2010

Bill, Congratulations on this beautiful winner!! #8315592

Jack Ryan January 20, 2010

Way to go, Bill. Congratulatuions! #8315731

Debra R. Harder January 20, 2010

Well...I knew this was a GOLD WINNER when I first saw it, Bill!! HUGE CONGRATULATIONS on your spectacular win!! Deb #8315780

Lydia Williams level-deluxe January 20, 2010

Wonderful Bill...I have a pair like this in our yard, but, have yet to get one like this...awesome! Congratulations! #8315867

Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict January 20, 2010

Congratulations Bill on your Wonderful Winner!!!

Dominick #8316691

Dianna Murphy January 20, 2010

A big warm hearted congratulations to you on your fantastic winner!!! I wish you continued success in the future.
Dianna #8316779

JO ANN CLEVELAND January 20, 2010

So glad this was a winner and very well deserved Bill!

jo ann c. #8316985

Eivor Kuchta January 20, 2010

Congratulations on your winner, Bill! #8317018

Michael Umbreit January 20, 2010

Bill - Congratulations!! - Mike #8317272

Graeme yew Chow January 20, 2010

Big congratulations ! Bill. The detail is exceptional. #8317463

Karen K. Givens January 21, 2010

Congratulations Bill on your win, this is awesome. I visited your gallery you do beautiful work, I really enjoyed looking at all your photographs. :) #8318622

Julie Burnett January 21, 2010

Gorgeous capture of this beautiful couple, Bill!! A HUGE congrats on this exceptional winner!! #8319375

ALLEN O. HOWARD January 21, 2010

And it became a winner. Congratulations, Bill! AWESOME! #8320094

Val Feldman level-deluxe January 22, 2010

Better late than never, Bill..but had to comment with huge congratulations to you for this magnificent gold winner...both of them together! So difficult to capture both and you accomplished that perfectly! Kudos and again, congratulations! #8321375

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe January 22, 2010

They are so beautiful Bill! Congratulations on your win! #8321888

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic January 22, 2010

Beautiful.......Congrats!! #8322763

Alex T. Mizuno January 24, 2010

What a lovely pair! Beautiful work as usual Bill! Congratulations on your win!!! #8325193

Derek D. Dafoe January 25, 2010

Congrats on a great win Bill! #8327534

Kara L. Hendricks January 25, 2010

Congratulations Pictures, Images and Photos #8327683

Daniel Ruf January 30, 2010

Another great piece of work, Bill. I never tire of looking at your images. #8341869

frank w. degenhardt level-classic January 31, 2010

Bill- It is quite obvious that I am no where in the same league with you when it comes to photography. I do enjoy and am always learning and know I still need better equipment, but make do.
I really spent alot of time going through your gallaries, the birds, the flowers, the landscapes, each one so stunning and amazing in its beauty. You have such a wonderful gift and I know I will be going back to your gallary to enjoy the astonishing work you do.
Have a great day my friend, enjoy. #8345709

Sam Britt February 22, 2010

Big Congrats on your second place winner, Bill! #8408080

Nancy L. Green level-classic March 10, 2011

What a HANDSOME couple my friend, CONGRATULATIONS. Folks seem to concentrate on the male, I think the female are simply gorgeous as well!! <>< #9283616

Anita Slusser April 04, 2011

Gorgeous couple. I love the focus and the color. #9334387

John Connolly January 16, 2012

A stand out image of these two beauties, Bill! Congratulations on your finalist win! #9923726

Gary Enloe January 26, 2012

This is a excellent capture Bill. Nice to have captured the 2 of them looking back like they are. Very nice #9948707

Gord MacEachern January 30, 2012

Hi Bill, I can see why this went gold, very beautiful capture, WTG!! #9955253

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