March 19, 2007
Lorene Cook photographed this Northern Cardinal after a Kentucky ice storm.
The cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)
was perched outside Cook's home in Walton, Kentucky, after a storm had coated the branches with ice. Cook, a great-grandmother, said she was bored and housebound when she snapped the picture, using a Nikon D80 and a 300mm lens. View a portrait of a Northern Cardinal bathing in a soaking, steady mist.
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