This female Northern Cardinal is one of the residents of my backyard in Arlington, Virginia. This photograph was taken during on a snowy winter day - and I never get tired of taking photos like this one. These are among my favorite avian subjects - I always find them beautiful.
RAW original, processed in Lightroom, nothing added or removed
Canon EOS 7D, 500mm f/4.5-5.6L IS Lens, Canon 580EX II Speedlite with Better Beamer, Gitzo 1325 Tripod, Arca-Swiss B1 Ballhead, Wimberley Sidekick