NORTHERN CARDINAL, EVANSTON, ILLINOIS, DECEMBER 17, 2009
SMC Pentax-F* 300mm f4.5 ED (IF)
1/90 sec. f6.7
Gray and gloomy the day might have been, but this cardinal dropped by to inject a little color into it. They are gorgeous birds, but I find them difficult to photograph because they don't drop by very often, and when they do, they don't hang around long. Fortunately I had my rig ready, aiming to capture a few squirrels, when he landed.