While contemplating whether to take a quick bath or not, this beautiful cardinal posed briefly for me. I took this photo while I was standing in a bird blind in the Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge. I used my Canon EOS 50D camera and a Sigma 70-300 mm lens.

Featured in The Birds – January 2013

Featured in Canon DSLR – January 2013


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Bob Kelch is a retired pediatrician and health care administrator who now has the time he wants to devote to his passion, photography. He lives near the Lake Michigan shore in South Haven, Michigan.

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