2020—Striking a Pose

It’s hard to miss a male Northern Cardinal. This brilliant red male strikes a pose. The red of his feathers draws attention to him and apparently, the lady cardinals love the color. Female Northern Cardinals have a bit of red on their crests and wings but are drab by comparison and don’t sport the brilliant hues that make this male stand out. Photographed from a blind in South Texas. Nikon D500, 500mm PF.