18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Crepe Myrtle Cardinal

Sunny Red This male takes a break before flying in for a drink. He and his mate have become comfortable with seeing me outside and this allows me to photograph them. They were very skittish this Spring but overcame their fear of me after a few months.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2020
Date Uploaded: 07.2020
Photo Location: Biltmore Lake, North Carolina, United States of America
Camera: Canon PowerShot SX60 HS
Copyright: © Russ Bauman