The Louisville Nature Centeris located at 3745 Illinois Avenue, Louisville, Kentucky 40213, near the Louisville Zoo.
ISO 400; 200mm; f/6.7; 1/125 Edited using Lightroom and Perfect Effects.
A pair of Cardinals are perched on branches covered in ice from a February winter storm that included freezing rain. I live within a few miles of the Louisville Nature Center where they have a great bird blind to view and photograph birds and other wildlife. The Louisville Nature Center also manages the Beargrass Creek State Nature Preserve in Kentucky. Patience was the key to capturing this image. I truly believe Photography teaches patience. I wanted to get a shot of a pair of cardinals in close proximity so I could get them both in my frame. That patience paid off somewhere close to the 90-minute mark when I took this image.