Subtle Beauty

Subtle beauty.
 
As vivid as the male Northern Cardinal’s color is, especially against the white snow, the female’s beauty really stood out more so in my eyes. Only splashed with some red and orange their browns and tans just made them jump out to me perfectly in the snow. I’ve mentioned the reason males and females of many songbirds are different, known as sexual dichromatism, the females are more attracted to colorful males, but because they are more vulnerable to predators since they are the ones who incubate the eggs, they tend to be much more drab in color. Being more “drab” in no way means less beautiful though in the case of a lot of the birds, the Northern Cardinal being one of them.
 
Tamron SP 150-600mm Di VC USD G2 lens on a Nikon D-500, Manual Exposure mode, f8, ISO 400, shutter speed of 1/250th of a second, Sirui P424S monopod, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #Tamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Tamron150600g2, #SiruiUSA, #BearWoodsWildlifeSanctuary, #BearWoodsPhotography

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