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27-DEC-2004 Liz Stanley

Northern Cardinal


Female cardinal. I particularly like the females because they seem fairly shy, and the males get all the attention with their vivid colors. The female is pretty in a more subdued way. I think it's really cute how cardinals are always in pairs, they seem quite loyal to each other. This one is sitting on top of a covered deer/squirrel feeder and has just cracked open a sunflower seed. The discarded shell can be seen sticking up out of the snow in the lower left corner.

Canon EOS 300D Digital Rebel ,Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM
1/250s f/5.6 at 400.0mm iso800 tripod full exif

other sizes: small medium large original auto
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