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Almost all of the photos that you see on this blog have been cropped, sometimes drastically, so that their main focus, birds small and not so small, are not lost in their surroundings. Today I was able to entice a male Northern Cardinal to come closer. The resulting image required no cropping, and here it is.

Male Northern Cardinal

Male Northern Cardinal

In the following photo, a Cardinal was confronting a House Finch. The action took place much further away, so the following photo was cropped to less than half of the original.

Male Northern Cardinal and House Finch

Male Northern Cardinal and House Finch

Even though he was smaller, the House Finch stood his ground and did not budge from his perch.

 

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