Lady & Ice
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|The cardinal in this photo is a female. They are easier to get the colors and detail right in an icy or snowy photo than are the males. Also, I think its time that someone showed the true beauty of these little girls.....|
NOTE: The male Northern Cardinal is perhaps responsible for getting more people to open up a field guide than any other bird. Theyíre a perfect combination of familiarity, conspicuousness, and style: a shade of red you canít take your eyes off. Even the brown females sport a sharp crest and warm red accents. Cardinals donít migrate and they donít molt into a dull plumage, so theyíre still breathtaking in winterís snowy backyards. In summer, their sweet whistles are one of the first sounds of the morning.
Thanks for the above note to: www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/northern_cardinal/id
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Wow Travis, that is amazing! The detail in the bird is extrodinary and the ice makes this one really nice. Congratulations on your wonderful photo.