Photo of the Day: Juvenile Cardinal Portrait

by John Briggs on August 11, 2010

in Bird Photographs, Blog, Maine Birds, Photo of the Day, Wildlife

Northern Cardinal (female) Juvenile

Northern Cardinal (female) Juvenile

She’s a beauty, isn’t she? I love her funky tri-colored beak.

This juvenile Northern Cardinal was visiting one of our bird feeding stations that is situated just outside our bedroom window. I needed a break from studying for finals, so I grabbed my camera. I quietly lowered the upper window in our bedroom and captured these images. The photos are in portrait because I was so close to the bird that I could not get all of her into the frame.

Here are two more photos of this lovely juvenile Northern Cardinal.

All photos taken with a Canon 7D and a Canon 400mm f/4 L IS lens. Simply click a thumbnail for a full-sized view.

Northen Cardinal (female) Juvenile

Northen Cardinal (female) Juvenile

Northen Cardinal (female) Juvenile

Northen Cardinal (female) Juvenile

Happy birding!



Sharon August 11, 2010 at 9:12 am

We have 3 juvenile females and one male. It's so delightful to see them all come in as a family! How she sat there while you took the shots, I don't know.

The Zen Birdfeeder August 11, 2010 at 10:03 am

Very nice. I have a juvie cardinal in my yard I can't quick capture. You've done a great job of it, as always. Now…back to studying!
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QuantumTiger August 11, 2010 at 2:13 pm

Fantastic shots! So clear & sharp…
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Andy August 11, 2010 at 5:15 pm

Excellent portrait.
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Chris August 15, 2010 at 12:58 pm

Wow excellent portrait. I love them… He is really funny with his punky hair ;-)
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dreamfalcon August 18, 2010 at 2:37 pm

Great photos! I like the red that only shines through a little bit.
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John September 12, 2010 at 11:11 pm

Just came upon this photo John and yes she’s a beauty! Thanks for sharing.

Robin Robinson September 25, 2010 at 4:07 pm

Nice detail on that. We've got a fam of six here, juvs pretty dopey looking. One is chipping at me now!
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