For a while now we have been enjoying the visiting birds on the top of our neighbors tree across from our front door. Today it was a very colorful male Northern Cardinal. So I shot a series of images using a Tamron 150-600mm lens with a Sigma 2X teleconverter on a Canon R. This gave me a final focal length of 1200mm so I upped my ISO since I was handholding the camera. The Canon R autofocused fine with this combination. Images were taken @ 1/500 sec, f/11, 1000 ISO. As I was photographing him, he kept an eye on me in the first few minutes. After a while he just kept looking to the left & right.
He might need a visit to the bird chiro ha!
Yes! He did have a kink in his neck!
What fabulous images, so full of colour and character. Really enjoying your blog, have just recently started following.
Thanks so much Sel! I appreciate your comment!
The red hot chili!
Yes! He certainly stood out from the blue sky!
Good job. Just wonderful to look at!
Thanks so much! He was colorful against the blue sky!
Love the way he cocked his head to see what you were up to, Reed. Bet he was belting out his territorial song, too. 🙂
Thanks Eliza! Actually he did not make any noise for the 20 minutes I was out there.
What a willing poser. There’s red and then there’s cardinal red. Nice bunch, Reed! That first shot is a hoot.
Thanks Steve! We get quite a variety of birds there! Waiting for the hawk that is usually in the area!
The first photo made me laugh out loud! 🙂 Awesome shots, Reed, one of my favorite birds!
Thanks Donna! Plus they are easy to spot with that bright red color!
That’s a great stance with a cocked head in the top picture.
Thanks Steve! It was fun to photograph right outside my front door! We have a lot of hawks around so maybe I will see a hawk there!
Great series, Reed! I love these colourful birds.
Thanks Belinda! They do stand out against a blue sky!
Stunning captures, I guess you had a very good model, Reed. Such a bright bird brings color into our life’s!
Thanks Greta! And yes, the model was very cooperative! Plus the bright red color made it stand out against the blue sky!
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