Back in June 2017 I photographed a Northern Cardinal Fledgling resting on the edge of a bird bath that I have in my yard. I had emptied the bird bath so that I could clean it. When I came back with a brush the Cardinal was on the edge of the bird bath. The parents and another Fledgling were nearby, so I photographed this one and waited for it to leave.

Northern Cardinal Fledgling
Northern Cardinal Fledgling – Arkansas

To capture this unique moment, I utilized a Canon EOS 7D Mark II camera and a Canon EF 100-400 mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II lens. Operating in aperture priority mode, I set the shutter speed to 1/320 of a second and adjusted the aperture to f8, with the ISO at a moderate 1000. My steady hand allowed for a crisp and clear shot, capturing the beauty of the Northern Cardinal Fledgling.

This memorable encounter serves as a reminder of the beauty that surrounds us, even in our own backyards. Relive the experience by exploring related posts such as “Northern Cardinal On A Foggy Morning” and “Male Northern Cardinal“.