One-Year Ago (16-May-2014) — Texas

South Texas Birding Photo Safari with Jason Odell Day 1.

Male Northern Cardinal feeding breakfast to a young Cardinal at a private ranch in Southern Texas. Image taken with a Nikon D4 camera and 500 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 1600, 500 mm, f/5.6, 1/2000 sec.

Male Northern Cardinal Feeding Breakfast to a Young Cardinal at Dos Vandas Ranch in Southern Texas. Image taken with a Nikon D4 camera and 500 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 1600, 500 mm, f/5.6, 1/2000 sec. (David J Mathre)
Male Northern Cardinal Feeding Breakfast to a Young Cardinal  in Southern Texas. Image taken with a Nikon D4 camera and 500 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 1600, 500 mm, f/5.6, 1/2000 sec. (David J Mathre)

Saturday (17-May-2014) — Texas

South Texas Birding Photo Safari with Jason Odell Day 2.

Male Northern Cardinal at Dos Venadas Ranch in Southern Texas. Image taken with a Nikon D800 camera and 400 mm f/4 lens (ISO 500, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/2000 sec.

Male Northern Cardinal at Don Vandas Ranch in Southern Texas. Image taken with a Nikon D800 camera and 400 mm f/4 lens (ISO 500, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/2000 sec. (David J Mathre)
Male Northern Cardinal at Dos Venadas Ranch in Southern Texas. Image taken with a Nikon D800 camera and 400 mm f/4 lens (ISO 500, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/2000 sec. (David J Mathre)

Saturday (17-May-2014) — Texas

South Texas Birding Photo Safari with Jason Odell Day 2.

Northern Cardinal eating a sunflower seed while on a cactus. Bobcat blind at Campos Viejos Ranch in Southern Texas. Image taken with a Nikon D4 camera and 600 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 720, 600 mm, f/5.6, 1/2000 sec).

Northern Cardinal on a Cactus. Bobcat Blind at Campos Viejos Ranch in Southern Texas. Image taken with a Nikon D4 camera and 600 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 720, 600 mm, f/5.6, 1/2000 sec). (David J Mathre)
Northern Cardinal on a Cactus. Bobcat Blind at Campos Viejos Ranch in Southern Texas. Image taken with a Nikon D4 camera and 600 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 720, 600 mm, f/5.6, 1/2000 sec). (David J Mathre)

Friday (16-May-2014) — Texas

South Texas Birding Photo Safari with Jason Odell Day 1.

Young Cardinal in the Early Morning Sun at Dos Venadas Ranch  in Southern Texas. Image taken with a Nikon D4 camera and 500 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 1600, 500 mm, f/5.6, 1/2000 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, Focus Magic, and Photoshop CC 2014.

Young Cardinal in the Early Morning Sun Image taken with a Nikon D4 camera and 500 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 1600, 500 mm, f/5.6, 1/2000 sec. (David J Mathre)
Young Cardinal in the Early Morning Sun. Image taken with a Nikon D4 camera and 500 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 1600, 500 mm, f/5.6, 1/2000 sec.(David J Mathre)

Friday (16-May-2014) — Texas

South Texas Birding Photo Safari with Jason Odell Day 1.

Male Northern Cardinal Feeding Breakfast to a Young Cardinal at a Private Ranch in Southern Texas. Image taken with a Nikon D4 camera and 500 mm f/4 lens (ISO 500, 500 mm, f/5.6, 1/2000 sec.

Male Northern Cardinal Feeding Breakfast to a Young Cardinal at a Private Ranch in Southern Texas. Image taken with a Nikon D4 camera and 500 mm f/4 lens (ISO 500, 500 mm, f/5.6, 1/2000 sec. (David J Mathre)
Male Northern Cardinal Feeding Breakfast to a Young Cardinal at a Private Ranch in Southern Texas. Image taken with a Nikon D4 camera and 500 mm f/4 lens (ISO 500, 500 mm, f/5.6, 1/2000 sec. (David J Mathre)