KarenRoberts
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Female Cardinal Flying Over the Snow.

Look just to the right wing tip and see what you see...A mysterious spirit face in sunglasses!

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Female Cardinal Flying Over the Snow.

Look just to the right wing tip and see what you see...A mysterious spirit face in sunglasses!

Hey Paw is that you hiding in the snow and scaring my birds away?
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92 Comments | Report
mioyshi
 
mioyshi January 26, 2011
wonderful cardinal shot, and yes, I do see that face, what is up with these spirits?
KarenRoberts
KarenRoberts January 26, 2011
My Hub saw the face beofre I did. Spirits are restless!
amit_sprakash
 
amit_sprakash January 26, 2011
cool blur effect
KarenRoberts
KarenRoberts January 26, 2011
Hey Amit! How is the baby doing? Thank you so much for looking!
vigor
 
vigor January 26, 2011
great capture my friend! What's up with paw scaring the birds away? Who or what is he hiding from now???
KarenRoberts
KarenRoberts January 26, 2011
I don't know but we sure found him! I wonder if your Aliens are back!
redwriter PRO
 
redwriter January 26, 2011
Great shot. Like the blur.
KarenRoberts
KarenRoberts January 26, 2011
Thank you so mcuh!
Venny
 
Venny January 26, 2011
Amazing action shot!!
KarenRoberts
KarenRoberts January 26, 2011
I have been trying hard to capture birds in flight. I think they know me now and each time I get in position off they go! Thank you for looking!
Wayne_Sr
 
Wayne_Sr January 26, 2011
Absolutely Fantastic capture!
KarenRoberts
KarenRoberts January 28, 2011
You humble me! Thank you for looking!
DianeCArtography
 
DianeCArtography January 26, 2011
Wow, awesome capture! I love the wings with the face being clear. This is a great action shot!!!!
KarenRoberts
KarenRoberts January 28, 2011
Many thanks Diane!
SusiStroud PRO+
 
SusiStroud January 26, 2011
Great Action Shot!! Awesome!!
KarenRoberts
KarenRoberts January 28, 2011
Many thaks Susi! It should run in the newspaper this weekend.
byoco
 
byoco January 26, 2011
Been trying to capture a cardinal in this way for along time.
Great Job!
KarenRoberts
KarenRoberts January 28, 2011
When you shoot them..shoot before they fly..if you wathc them long enough you can tell about when they are gonna leap..shoot and keep shooting ..you will get one! Kepp trying! Thank you for looking!
ArtGirl PRO
 
ArtGirl January 26, 2011
Very well done. All the practice finally paid off!
KarenRoberts
KarenRoberts January 28, 2011
Thank you Artgirl! I do so appreciate you having a look see!
foto3la11 PRO+
 
foto3la11 January 26, 2011
great shot, great accomplishment! I am always a split of a moment too late. female cardinals are so shy - at least the ones that come to my feeder.
KarenRoberts
KarenRoberts January 28, 2011
Oh yes I agree about the feamle cardinals being shy..they barely touch down and are gone again! Thank you!
zpawpaw
 
zpawpaw January 27, 2011
Nicely captured K! Not me in the snow however! Way too cold for this southern boy!:)LOL Reminds me of a bald-headed sunworshipper!:)
KarenRoberts
KarenRoberts January 28, 2011
Not you huh! It has been to cold here in Missouri for this southern girl too! Could have sworn this was you! Thanks Paw!
amd0749
 
amd0749 January 28, 2011
Great capture!
KarenRoberts
KarenRoberts January 28, 2011
I appreciate the feedback! Have a nice weekend!
MasonPhotography
 
MasonPhotography January 30, 2011
ABSOOOOOO-LUTELY OUT-STANDING shot!!! PERFECT SHUTTER on this one as it gives the slight blur in wings and makes one feel the motion. This is one of those you will treasure for years to come. DEAD SPOT PERFECT!

KarenRoberts
KarenRoberts January 30, 2011
Thank you! Really thank you! You humble me!
MasonPhotography
 
MasonPhotography January 30, 2011
PS Like the water mark too!
KarenRoberts
KarenRoberts January 30, 2011
Mine? I made it in Corel..thank you!
MasonPhotography
 
MasonPhotography January 30, 2011
PSS: I think you just won the "Up in The air" contest with this one
KarenRoberts
KarenRoberts January 30, 2011
From your mouth to TPTB's ears!
RRayStarcher
 
RRayStarcher January 30, 2011
this is very nice ... love cardinals. what shutter speed did you use?
KarenRoberts
KarenRoberts January 31, 2011
I appreciate your looking Ray! I used 1/512 F8 ISO 200 auto white balance Hope this helps.
beetlestone
 
beetlestone January 31, 2011
Fantastic action shot!
KarenRoberts
KarenRoberts January 31, 2011
Thank you! It ran in the paper Sunday.

http://www.sedaliademocrat.com/articles/roberts-30981-karen-feeder.html
dennischeeseman PRO+
 
dennischeeseman January 31, 2011
Great capture!
KarenRoberts
KarenRoberts January 31, 2011
Thank you bunches Dennis!
KarenRoberts
KarenRoberts February 10, 2011
Hey Dennis it has been asked if that is you hiding under the sunglasses made out of snow!
angiebanta
 
angiebanta February 08, 2011
Brilliant capture!! Where is the face that you were speaking of?? I want to see it..lol
KarenRoberts
KarenRoberts February 08, 2011
Thank you angie! If you look closely at the wing tip on the right in the snow. It looks like sunglasses on a face (the snow). Let me know if you see it!
rapinac5
 
rapinac5 February 10, 2011
Hello FotoFiddler! What an action shot you caught! Beautiful colors & great timing...hey, was that the face of our Birdman Dennis under those shades? Kim :)
KarenRoberts
KarenRoberts February 10, 2011
Thank you so very much! It does look a lot like Dennis's disguise! Thanks Kim for looking! Karen
nicholemccormack
 
nicholemccormack February 11, 2011
I love how you capture the movement of the wings
KarenRoberts
KarenRoberts February 12, 2011
Many thanks Nichole! I appreciate it!
aphotoaday365
 
aphotoaday365 February 14, 2011
Fantastic capture!
KarenRoberts
KarenRoberts February 16, 2011
Thank you very much for the feedback and support!
JMOATS
 
JMOATS March 01, 2011
Nice capture! Perfect timing!
KarenRoberts
KarenRoberts March 02, 2011
I appreciate this!
myeyesview
 
myeyesview March 03, 2011
Really nice capture!!!
KarenRoberts
KarenRoberts March 05, 2011
Thank you very much!
danapremanandi
 
danapremanandi March 07, 2011
i love this!!!!
KarenRoberts
KarenRoberts March 07, 2011
I appreciate his Dana! Don't ya love when you load your work and see shots like this? I thank you for looking!
rosetex
 
rosetex March 11, 2011
Excellent shot congratulations..........
KarenRoberts
KarenRoberts March 11, 2011
Thanks so much Rose! What a thrill when I saw what I had captured!
fotogalmexican PRO
 
fotogalmexican March 22, 2011
great timing
KarenRoberts
KarenRoberts March 23, 2011
Many thanks!
seibert86
 
seibert86 April 01, 2011
awesome cardinal pic, beautiful birds
KarenRoberts
KarenRoberts April 01, 2011
The winter so bad this year birds was about the only thing I could capture! Thank you for looking!
sue1
 
sue1 April 13, 2011
This is amazing. I love it!!!!
KarenRoberts
KarenRoberts April 13, 2011
I was thrilled when I saw what I captured! Thank you for looking!
amit_sprakash
 
amit_sprakash May 14, 2011
my favorite, voted
KarenRoberts
KarenRoberts May 16, 2011
I am so happy you like my work! Thank you for everything!
BJK62472
 
BJK62472 May 19, 2011
great capture
KarenRoberts
KarenRoberts May 19, 2011
I cnnot thank ou enough for the nice comment!
DianeCArtography
 
DianeCArtography May 23, 2011
Hi FotoFiddler, I think this should be the winner. How come you have more views and more comments than the winner? This is a fantastic capture!!!! Something is not right!!! Congrats on the HM!

KarenRoberts
KarenRoberts May 24, 2011
Thank you for your support here! Many thanks! Did you know SPRINGTIME CONTEST IS OPEN FOR VOTING. Thanks again !
amd0749
 
amd0749 May 23, 2011
Congrats on HM!
KarenRoberts
KarenRoberts May 24, 2011
Thank you so much for your support and encouragement! I am happy to be recognized!
Photokats
 
Photokats May 23, 2011
Congrats on your HM!! Awesome capture!
KarenRoberts
KarenRoberts May 24, 2011
Thank you so much! I was so happy when I saw I was recognized. Thank you! Did you know Thank you so much for your support and encouragement! I am happy to be recognized! Did you know that SRPINTIME CONTEST is open for VOTING now?
amit_sprakash
 
amit_sprakash May 23, 2011
congrats, congrats, congrats!!!!
KarenRoberts
KarenRoberts May 24, 2011
Thank you so much Amit! I am happy to place!
angiebanta
 
angiebanta May 23, 2011
CONGRATS on your well deserved HM!!!
KarenRoberts
KarenRoberts May 24, 2011
Thank you so much for your support and encouragement! I am happy to be recognized!
jesusfreak3520
 
jesusfreak3520 May 23, 2011
Congrats on the honorable mention. Love the contrast from detail to blur!
KarenRoberts
KarenRoberts May 24, 2011
Your feedback is GREATLY appreciated! Thank you!
TLC Premium
 
TLC May 24, 2011
Good VBug's choice - Very very nice shot
KarenRoberts
KarenRoberts May 24, 2011
I cannot thank you enough for the input like this! Thanks for looking!
mioyshi
 
mioyshi May 25, 2011
I said it first, will say it last, This shot tells us so much. It shows your determination to capture the best photo ever. That diligence has paid off now. SO, keep on shooting my friend. This photo is most wonderful. Congratulations..
KarenRoberts
KarenRoberts May 25, 2011
such wonderful encouraging words! I cannot thank you enough for all your encouragement and support!
danielh
 
danielh May 25, 2011
congats. on honarble mention, great shot!
Lumagbasphotography
 
Lumagbasphotography May 25, 2011
Fantastic capture. Congrats Karen! Well done.
KarenRoberts
KarenRoberts May 28, 2011
Thank you! I am so tickled! I appreciate you looking!
BJK62472
 
BJK62472 May 26, 2011
CONGRATS
KarenRoberts
KarenRoberts May 28, 2011
Thank you Beth! It is a good day when you are recognized! Thanks again!
Marie123 PRO
 
Marie123 May 28, 2011
Wonderful - well deserved recognition
KarenRoberts
KarenRoberts May 28, 2011
Thank you so very much for this!
pamclean
 
pamclean May 28, 2011
spectacular capture ! very well deserved win.
KarenRoberts
KarenRoberts May 29, 2011
What a sweet thing to say! Thank you so much for looking!
trying00
 
trying00 June 03, 2011
Kudos and Applause, Karen. Well deserved!!!!
KarenRoberts
KarenRoberts June 03, 2011
Now that is great praise! Applause too! Thank you so much!
Wayne_Sr
 
Wayne_Sr June 03, 2011
Great shot, Congratulations on your Honorary Mention! *****
KarenRoberts
KarenRoberts June 04, 2011
I am glad this one got recognized as all the comments. Thank you so much for noticing!
KarenRoberts
KarenRoberts June 04, 2011
I see MIrror is open for voting now. I wish us both luck!
mdriley00 PRO
 
mdriley00 June 12, 2011
Lovely shot. Congratulations on the win.
KarenRoberts
KarenRoberts June 12, 2011
I appreciate your support and input! Thank you!
huahuaa
 
huahuaa June 12, 2011
great capture of movement!
KarenRoberts
KarenRoberts June 13, 2011
Thank you! I was pleased when I saw the capture! Thank you for looking!
redwriter PRO
 
redwriter June 16, 2011
Excellent photo. Congrats.
KarenRoberts
KarenRoberts June 18, 2011
Thanks Jake! for the feedback and the support!
Mij
 
Mij July 07, 2011
Wow, great portfolio! congrats on all your wins. Viewbug really likes your style...
KarenRoberts
KarenRoberts July 09, 2011
What great feedback ! Thank you so very much!
DiabloDeb
 
DiabloDeb August 08, 2011
Great capture.
KarenRoberts
KarenRoberts August 08, 2011
Thank you for the wonderful feedback! I appreciate you having a look at my gallery!
sherrymarie PRO+
 
sherrymarie October 16, 2011
wow, very cool and I love the color contrast!
KarenRoberts
KarenRoberts October 17, 2011
I love shooting the Cardinals after a snow. They do POP! Thank you for looking!
BLAKSTEEL
 
BLAKSTEEL December 11, 2011
Splendid Shot!!!
KarenRoberts
KarenRoberts December 12, 2011
Thank you for looking! I appreciate this input!
MushBoxPhotography
 
MushBoxPhotography December 12, 2011
really cool love the motion in the wings and how the body and head of the bird has stayed in focus, lovley shot :)
KarenRoberts
KarenRoberts December 12, 2011
Taken in my back yard. Thank you so much for the compliment on technique!
MushBoxPhotography
 
MushBoxPhotography December 12, 2011
cool its amazing what you can capture right at your own home or atleast nearby. Great stuff again really like this one :)
KarenRoberts
KarenRoberts December 13, 2011
Thanks again!
MushBoxPhotography
 
MushBoxPhotography December 13, 2011
is this the same bird in the one that sould be a christmas card ?
KarenRoberts
KarenRoberts December 13, 2011
I don't know if she is THE SAME one but it is the SAME type. A cardinal. Thank you for looking!
MushBoxPhotography
 
MushBoxPhotography December 13, 2011
yes, ok very nice bird it is tho we dont have many nice creature like this were I live :)
KarenRoberts
KarenRoberts December 23, 2011
You may not have this one but surely you have critters we don't have. Thank you for taking a look!
xavierw PRO
 
xavierw December 22, 2011
Wow, what a cool picture. Excellent BIF capture.
KarenRoberts
KarenRoberts December 23, 2011
Xavier I really do appreciate your support and feedback!
symphony5
 
symphony5 February 02, 2012
niceeeeeeeeeeeee
KarenRoberts
KarenRoberts February 02, 2012
I sure appreciate your looking at my work!
simplybetter
 
simplybetter March 24, 2012
beautiful capture:)
KarenRoberts
KarenRoberts March 25, 2012
I appreciate the feedback! Thank you for taking a look at my gallery.
disneymamom PRO
 
disneymamom May 04, 2012
Awesome...congratulations!
KarenRoberts
KarenRoberts May 05, 2012
Flew right towards me! Thank you!
Emerald_Wake
 
Emerald_Wake May 12, 2012
This is awesome capture
KarenRoberts
KarenRoberts May 13, 2012
I truly appreciate this!
eskimotwila
 
eskimotwila May 12, 2012
Flawless.... :0
KarenRoberts
KarenRoberts May 13, 2012
What a great comment! Thank you!
ChrissyJones
 
ChrissyJones May 13, 2012
Breathtaking!!!
KarenRoberts
KarenRoberts May 13, 2012
Thank you for taking a look at my work!
Don R. Mansfield
 
Don R. Mansfield May 13, 2012
Great shot - wow!
KarenRoberts
KarenRoberts May 13, 2012
Thank you Don! I appreciate this!
jgalarza70 PRO+
 
jgalarza70 May 13, 2012
nice shot
KarenRoberts
KarenRoberts May 15, 2012
I truly appreciate this!
disneymamom PRO
 
disneymamom May 13, 2012
clicked again on this while looking.. beautiful.
KarenRoberts
KarenRoberts May 15, 2012
YOu can look as many times as you want to! I thank you for each view you do! Thanks again!
disneymamom PRO
 
disneymamom May 16, 2012
ok. I returned to this again and this time read your writing and you are too much! congrats!
KarenRoberts
KarenRoberts June 07, 2012
Thank you for looking both times! :)
ornani
 
ornani May 27, 2012
great shot!!!
KarenRoberts
KarenRoberts June 07, 2012
I appreciate the feedback! Thank you for looking!
PSJPhotography
 
PSJPhotography June 08, 2012
Fantastic!
KarenRoberts
KarenRoberts June 08, 2012
Taken out of window in my back yard. Thank you so much!
senka
 
senka July 12, 2012
fantastic capture so much movement in the wings, yet the birds face is so crisp and clear ...
KarenRoberts
KarenRoberts July 12, 2012
Thank you very much for the awesome feedback!
PSJPhotography
 
PSJPhotography July 19, 2012
Awarded this shot!
KarenRoberts
KarenRoberts July 20, 2012
Wow! Thank you VERY much for that ABSOLUTE MASTERPIECE award! Thank you!
photosue50
 
photosue50 August 07, 2012
Awesome. Shot
KarenRoberts
KarenRoberts August 08, 2012
Thank you very much for the awesome feedback!
thanarox
 
thanarox August 25, 2012
I dont see the face u guys are all talking about! Great pic!
KarenRoberts
KarenRoberts August 25, 2012
Look at the top wing and do yo see a dark area? To me it looks like sunglasses shape..then you can focus on the face...thank you! Let me know if you finallly see it!
desertpagan
 
desertpagan August 25, 2012
An excellent capture!!
KarenRoberts
KarenRoberts August 27, 2012
Thank you for looking and commenting!
kyawkyawaung
 
kyawkyawaung October 18, 2012
Very nice!!
KarenRoberts
KarenRoberts November 20, 2012
Love your avatar! Thank you so so much!
Happy5
 
Happy5 October 24, 2012
awesome shot i love it
KarenRoberts
KarenRoberts November 20, 2012
Thank you so so much!
pahan
 
pahan October 27, 2012
lovely graff.............. very nice................
KarenRoberts
KarenRoberts November 20, 2012
Thank you so so much!
Desanne
 
Desanne December 10, 2012
beautifull!
KarenRoberts
KarenRoberts December 10, 2012
Thank you so so much!
ameliaevans
 
ameliaevans December 28, 2012
Great shot here, I love the motion from the wings but how the bird is still clear!
KarenRoberts
KarenRoberts January 03, 2013
Much appreciated! Thank you.
lapre93
 
lapre93 January 06, 2013
Great shot. My mission - A cardinal in flight!
KarenRoberts
KarenRoberts January 08, 2013
I sure wish you the most luck with that endeavor! Make sure to let me know how it goes. Thank you for this!
stevenasweet PRO
 
stevenasweet February 11, 2013
Great Capture
KarenRoberts
KarenRoberts April 24, 2013
Much appreciated! Thank you.
djensen PRO
 
djensen February 11, 2013
Beautiful capture!
KarenRoberts
KarenRoberts April 24, 2013
Much appreciated! Thank you.
Hari_Subagio
 
Hari_Subagio April 23, 2013
great shot .nice pose
KarenRoberts
KarenRoberts April 24, 2013
Much appreciated! Thank you.
WolfEyesPhotography PRO+
 
WolfEyesPhotography April 28, 2013
Amazing capture!
KarenRoberts
KarenRoberts April 30, 2013
Thank you!
NamanAnand
 
NamanAnand June 05, 2013
Amaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaazing shot....
KarenRoberts
KarenRoberts August 17, 2013
So glad you find this to your liking!
jmeadows
 
jmeadows November 26, 2013
wonderful shot. i like the showing of motion
KarenRoberts
KarenRoberts December 01, 2013
Thank you so much!
cathybean
 
cathybean November 30, 2013
what lens are you using?
Yasseen
 
Yasseen March 17, 2014
amazing!
johncochrane
 
johncochrane October 01, 2014
How did you take that incredible shot? please tell me. :)
cynthialesley
 
cynthialesley November 01, 2014
This is an amazing shot! I love it!
KarenRoberts
KarenRoberts November 01, 2014
Thank you so much! When the winter is hard upon us trying to capture a bird in flight is truly challenging.

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Behind The Lens

Location
I took this in Missouri. In my back yard.
Time
I think this was about 4 in the afternoon.
Lighting
No special lighting. No flash used either.
Equipment
Canon rebel XSI 250 focal length. No flash or other lighting.
Inspiration
I was trying to capture a bird in flight. I did it!
Editing
I just did some basic clean edit. Color balance and noise removal.
In my camera bag
I have star filters. My telephoto lens. A macro lens. Portrait lens. Extra battery packs and chargers. Lens cleaners. Business cards and blank notebook. Some twine for impromptu things to be hung in a shoot. And small bottle of bubbles and a small toy for a distraction little children when shooting them.
Feedback
Oh just be patient if you are trying to capture something taking off flying like this. If you watch the birds long enough you can tell when they are about to leap into flight.

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