Female Cardinals (Three Photographs)

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Lovely birds but hard to shoot, as they are very skittish. Slight movement sends them away fast. Female Cardinals are one of the few birds I will go out of my way to shoot because inevitably they make marvelous subjects. I believe the bird here is held captive by indecision. Someone had laid down seeds on the stump and the bird could flee or eat. I chose to snap a few shots and get out of the way. Over the course of a summer some birds become familiar with humans and are less skittish, but not these birds.

6 responses

  1. Yes. IMO, these guys are the skittishist! 😉

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    April 8, 2017 at 7:20 am

  2. These birds make for beautiful photographs, like yours! They are very skittish, except when it snows and hunger drives them out toward bird feeders.


    April 8, 2017 at 7:41 am

    • Thanks. So I would have to brave the cold to get more of these😀


      April 8, 2017 at 7:44 am

  3. Great shot! What lens do you use?


    April 9, 2017 at 10:28 am

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