I photographed this male Northern cardinal in my back yard (south central Louisiana USA). Unfortunately, he hit my patio glass door and was stunned momentarily. As he sat in a daze, I grabbed my D700, attached the Nikkor 105mm macro lens, and fired away. I was able to get very close to him and he even let me hold him. I brought him inside and warmed him up. When I released him outdoors, he waited a few moments and then flew away. It was a lovely encounter! (f8; 1/40s; ISO 400; hand held).