(Cardinalis cardinalis) Female
X7K8348Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis female
I love the cardinal though we have none here: maybe absence does make the heart grow fonder. This is a particularly nice portrait of a beautiful bird (and sometimes I think the female is even "prettier" than the male).
Very nice capture of the female Northern Cardinal. I particular like the lighting on this image.
One of the few reasons I might miss the east. We have no cardinals in California, but I'll be in Minneapolis next month... Gorgeous shot. Beautiful composition.