Male Cardinal

Male Cardinal. Taken along the path by King's Contrivance Park. I noticed a lot of birds hanging out along the path and down by the wooden bridge the other day. When I attempted a few days ago, my older lens didn't have the zoom to be able to get good quality while being further away. We spent about 20-30 minutes hanging out in about on the bridge observing the birds. It's a bit hard for autofocus to find the right focus point (being the bird in this one) with a noisy background like branches. This was one of my favorite cardinal photos in the set. There were several males and females hanging around so plenty of photos were taken.

Lens - Tamron 100-400mm f/4.5-6.3 Di VC USD @ 400m on Nikon D5500