15 September 2010

A twilight cardinal at the feeder

We were eating dinner around 7:30 tonight when we noticed a bird at the feeder outside the kitchen window. It was already too dark to identify it. So I got my camera, put the 150 mm lens on it, jacked up the intensity of the flash and then put it right up against the window glass to prevent the light from bouncing back. Luckily, the bird stayed at the feeder while I was doing all of that. The following is the best picture I got.

The twilight feeder turned out to be a female cardinal, perhaps the one that was the subject of the previous post in this series.

1 comment:

forestwalk/laura k said...

nice picture! i like the way she's peeking at you from behind the feeder! :)