Female Cardinal Preening
- 1/500 sec
Female cardinal preening along the Lake to Lake Trail in Columbia (Wilde Lake to Lake Kittamaqundi). She is one of only about two or three types of birds I found several days ago. I went looking for a hawk that has been spotted along that trail recently with no luck. She let me get surprisingly close (about six feet) for a couple minutes. The photos I took of her just sitting there made me realize how fluffy some birds get in winter.
Lens - Tamron 100-400mm f/4.5-6.3 Di VC USD @ 400m on Nikon D5500