Wednesday, May 27, 2009

I love my Canon Rebel!

I really love my camera!! I was standing on our deck and zoomed in on this Cardinal that was was on a very high branch in our tree that is in the backyard. We have a good size backyard too. This tree is way in the back. It is so amazing being able to zoom in an see a Cardinal in so much detail. Did I mention that I love my camera?! Looking at God's creation makes you realize how special we are. The sky is so blue in the Summer time.

I looked up a little info about Cardinals, since I really don't know anything about them.

The Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) or Redbird is a North American bird in the cardinal family. It is found from southern Canada through the eastern United States from Maine to Texas and south through Mexico to northern Guatemala and Belize. It is found in woodlands, gardens, shrublands, and swamps.
The Northern Cardinal is a mid-sized songbird with a body length of 21–23 centimeters (8.3–9 in). It has a distinctive crest on the head and a mask on the face which is black in the male and gray in the female. It displays sexual dimorphism in its coloration; the male is a vibrant red, while the female is a dull red-brown shade. The Northern Cardinal is mainly granivorous, but also feeds on insects and fruit. The male behaves territorially, marking out his territory with song. During courtship, the male feeds seed to the female beak-to-beak. A clutch of three to four eggs is laid, and two to four clutches are produced each year. It was once prized as a pet, but its sale as cage birds is now banned in the United States by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918.

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Deborah Young said...

What a great photo! I give my mom some type of cardinal every Christmas.

Lori said...

Great picture. I just got the Rebel for Mothers Day and am loving it. I want to do bird pictures too. Did you buy any other lens's?

Lucia said...

Lori, I have 70-300 lens too. It really can zoom in to get close up shots. The tree the cardinal was in is very tall.