Sanderson Photo Art

Images and photography blog of Peter Sanderson

Posts tagged ‘Bird’

Female Cardinal

This female cardinal and her partner are year round habitants of our neighborhood and a frequent visitor to our bird feeders.  One snowy day, she sat in a pine tree just outside my window.  I quickly set up my camera with a telephoto lens.  Positioning the camera to suggest a shaft of light was spotlighting her, she stayed just long enough for me to capture this image. Her male partner is featured in an earlier post.

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.