Male Cardinal #3

Male cardinal on a cold day. He let me get several feet away. Most cardinals tend to not let you get close to them. My assumption is by the time you see them, they have already seen you and are prepared to fly away. I do appreciate when I am able to get this close to a bird and capture a lot of detail. I was able to play with my settings while in the process of getting close to him, which I can say does not work most of the time. (If your exposure is off or shutter speed is too low/high, you have seconds to re-adjust. I have had this happen numerous times but have been adjusting my camera buttons to make these actions quicker.)

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