The male Cardinal is easy to spot as he is a beautiful red bird. Cardinals are found almost everywhere in the Northern Hemisphere. They are non-migratory and dine on insects and seeds. Their nests consist of small twigs and grasses and usually have 3-4 eggs at a time. Both parents tend the brood. Although the female Cardinal is also lovely looking, she does not have the glorious red color of the male!

While I was sitting and having lunch with some redbubblers this cardinal came and sat on a nearby tree. Good thing we all had our cameras handy!

Nikon D-80
70-200 mm lens
Textures added from CGTextures

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A long-time passion, I’ve held a camera in my hand for as long as I can remember. Capturing “the moment” is my goal, whether it be people, wildlife or a beautiful Arizona sunset. I am originally from NYC but now live in the desert southwest.
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  • Marvin Collins
    Marvin Collinsover 4 years ago

    What a beauty, great shot Barbara!!

  • Thank you, my friend!

    – Barbara Manis

  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezover 4 years ago

    Super catch Barbara …

  • Thanks so much, dear Tom!

    – Barbara Manis

  • Bonnie Robert
    Bonnie Robertover 4 years ago

    Absolutely gorgeous! He posed so nicely for you!

  • Thank you very much, Bonnie!

    – Barbara Manis

  • Sherry Pundt
    Sherry Pundtover 4 years ago

    Awsome capture Barbara! Well done.

  • Thank you very much, Sherry! Appreciate your visit!

    – Barbara Manis

  • Susan Bergstrom
    Susan Bergstromover 4 years ago

    Lovely capture…beautiful!

  • Hi Susan, thanks so much!

    – Barbara Manis

  • cherylc1
    cherylc1over 4 years ago

    Absolutely gorgeous!!

  • Thank you so much, dear friend!

    – Barbara Manis

  • stephaniek
    stephaniekover 4 years ago

    I remember that bird…….although my camera doesn’t, lol.
    Great shot my friend and love the texture!!!

  • Lol, thank you, Stephanie!

    – Barbara Manis

  • Kim McClain Gregal
    Kim McClain Gr...over 4 years ago

    Magnificent capture and treatment!

  • Thank you so very much, dear Kim!

    – Barbara Manis

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    NatureGreeting...over 4 years ago

    GORGEOAS Barb!! Love the textures too!!!!!!! fav!

  • Thanks so much, Carolyn!

    – Barbara Manis

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    NatureGreeting...over 4 years ago

    GORGEOUS!! LOL!!!!!

  • Knew what you meant, lol!

    – Barbara Manis

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