Houston Pittman shot this photo of a flying male Northern Cardinal in his backyard in Picayune, Mississippi, in May 2014. He used a Nikon D800 with a 70-200mm lens and posted the picture to our Backyard Gallery.
“The cardinal was flying from a branch to the feeder, and I got this shot,” he says. “It happened so fast I did not know if the bird would be in focus.”
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