Welcome to day 84 of 365 photos…this female northern cardinal landed in the cherry tree in my yard this morning. The sun shining on the blossoms and the cardinal make a pretty picture, don’t you think? The male cardinal gets most of the attention but to me, the female cardinal is just as beautiful. Camera: Nikon D7100 – Lens: Nikon 80-400mm
Focal Length: 4000mm – Aperture: f/5.6 – Shutter Speed: 1/1000 second – ISO: 400
From allaboutbirds.org: “The male Northern Cardinal is perhaps responsible for getting more people to open up a field guide than any other bird. They’re a perfect combination of familiarity, conspicuousness, and style: a shade of red you can’t take your eyes off. Even the brown females sport a sharp crest and warm red accents. Cardinals don’t migrate and they don’t molt into a dull plumage, so they’re still breathtaking in winter’s snowy backyards. In summer, their sweet whistles are one of the first sounds of the morning.”
Glad that you stopped by my self-project of a photo a day for 365 days. If this is your first time to my site and you wonder what this 365 days of photos is all about, click HERE to read the original post. Settings are added to the photos so that I can remember what I’ve used and can see if any future photos done with other settings turn out better or worse. Remember, this project is all about my learning more about photography.
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