Do you know that moment??
When you are holding your camera in hand,
in hopes of capturing that perfect image.
For me, the challange of a "perfect" image is a bird.
I stand at the home office window, waiting...
for the opportunity to capture this...
Gorgeous Female Cardinal
She landed as I was standing at the window,
on the perfect branch for a picture...not one twig was blocking her.
And she was this close.
I thought "this can't be happening, I'm right here and I am ready".
As I pressed the shutter, the pictures seemed amazing.
Would they be this beautiful when I plugged in the camera?
Would the orange be so vibrant,
would the images reveal the detail I was seeing.
I was so sure she knew I was there and she did not fly off.
I took twenty two pictures, over about one minute.
She looked right at me before she left the tree,
had a bite to eat and flew off.
I think these are the best images I have ever taken.
My best friend Mr. Nikon makes taking these pictures, a breeze!
And many thanks to Mrs. Cardinal, you made my day!