Cardinal in Spring

Was returning home for a walk in my very local woods and spotted this cardinal sitting in a flowering shrub. I just managed to get it in focus when it took off. This is the 3rd of my favorite 10 for 2021 (started in winter and now into spring)

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Technical Details

Is this a composite: No
400mm lens on a full frame camera. 1/800, f5.6 iso 650. I removed a small distracting branch using photoshop.


Bryan, this action shot look very good. The color in the Cardinal is just right and the fresh green leaves and flowers add some excellent environment.