A big year - birds 2018

Challenge #52 in the A Big Year series. Hosted by gidgetto.
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Capture and Display your best photographs of birds throughout the year 2018. please enter the species of bird, if known. if bird is unknown Will the community leave a comment in the comments section as to the type of bird so we will be able to keep track of the birds spotted. Happy Birding.
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Natural Tenderness
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With a late winter snowfall last evening and blue skies and sunshine this morning, the conditions were right for shooting. I was fortunate to happen upon this pair of Cardinals on my trek and capture this sweet moment where the bright red male brought a bit of food to feed his female companion.
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Submitted: Friday, 2nd March, 2018 18:43 (GMT)
Taken: Friday, 2nd March, 2018
Focal length: 500 mm
Shutter speed: 1/160 sec
Aperture: F8
ISO: 100
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