I photographed this using a Canon 7D using a Canon L 100-400 mm. lens.
I photographed this near Appleton,Wisconsin on 3-3-2013.
The beautiful female Cardinal and the pretty blues were just right for this addition of a smoky background.This helped bring out the blues and highlight both the Cardinal and the strength of the tree. In this composition are two images the added layer is a image of a river i took with a very slow shutter speed so that it looked like smoke.