Mostly images of birds found in our region of Northampton County, NC.
(Image above is Potecasi Creek at Burnt Bridges)
Monday, January 17, 2011
The Northern Cardinal, Cardinalis cardinalis, is one of our most colorful birds. They are primarily seed eaters and are often found at bird feeders in the wintertime. They are often seen in pairs. The Northern Cardinal is the State bird of 7 States including North Carolina. I like shooting the female because the feather detail shows up better than the bright red of the male.
I am a rank amateur birdwatcher and avid amateur bird photographer living near Conway, NC. Being retired allows me plenty of time to devote to the hobby/obsession. Most of my bird shots are taken in our yard near Burnt Bridges. I shoot with a Nikon D300 and D200 using the 500mm f/4 and 200-400mm f/4 VR lenses. The 500mm lives on a Wimberley head on a sturdy carbon fiber tripod. I have recently, June, 2012, purchased a 600mm Nikon f/4 which is now my main birding lens.