Sanderson Photo Art

Images and photography blog of Peter Sanderson

Male Cardinal


This male cardinal is a year round habitant of our neighborhood and a frequent visitor to our bird feeders.  On one snowy day, he sat in a pine tree just outside my window.  I quickly set up my camera with a telephoto lens.  The window had a fine layer of hoar frost, my fist was just the perfect size to melt a small window through the frost.  The telephoto lens allowed the background to be blurred and the hoar frost caste a softness to rest of the image.

This image has become a popular note card especially around the Christmas season.


2 Responses to “Male Cardinal”

  1. Ruth F

    This is one of the most beautiful Cardinal photos I have ever seen. It epitomizes the stunning contrast between a Cardinal and a snowy day!



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