Northern Cardinal

Northern Cardinal.
 
When we lived in Hiram, Georgia we used to have dozens of Cardinals in the yard and at the feeders. Since moving full time to Bear Woods a couple years ago, Cardinals have been scarce. I have not had the opportunity to photograph them until the past week or so. They have visited the feeders and even posed a few times for me. There is much lore about beautiful animals and it is no different with Cardinals. It is believed that a Cardinal visiting is a loved on who passed away and it there to let you know they are okay. I have been really missing my Goldens Lily and Bailey recently, we have even contemplated getting another Golden. We have said we would wait and my thoughts have been wondering what my girls would have us do? I think the Cardinals are letting us know my girls are always there, when the time is right we will find our Golden.
 
Tamron SP 150-600mm Di VC USD G2 lens on a Nikon D-500, Manual Exposure mode, f8, ISO 3200, shutter speed of 1/160th of a second, Sirui P424S carbon fiber monopod and L10 head, MindShift Gear TrailScape 18L backpack, processed in Lightroom CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronImageMasters, #SiruiPro, #SiruiUSA, #MindShiftGear, #thinktankphoto
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8 Responses to “Northern Cardinal”

  1. The cardinals are beautiful birds and I’m sure your goldens were wonderful dogs. You’ll find another dog when the time is right.

    • lilybug1960 Says:

      Thanks David. We found our Lily after our first Golden Shiloh past and the timing was right, so I agree, when the time is right our next one will find us.

  2. I have heard, and believe in, the legend of the Cardinal, too. We always like to think it’s Mark’s dad coming back to say hello as he loved all the songbirds that came to his feeders. My Golden boy is getting old and tired, so we don’t even want to think about the next year or two. ❤

    • lilybug1960 Says:

      The key is as long as it brings back great feelings and memories of a loved one, that is what counts. Goldens never live long enough for us, all we can do is make every day of their lives great ones.

  3. Beautiful birds. We have them all over our yard but they are not easy to photograph. They are very shy and quickly dart into the bushes when they see me.

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