I spent a lot of time last winter trying to “capture” the elusive male cardinal. I set up camp by a window where I’d have the best shot at him. I’d patiently wait. And wait. And wait. As soon as I had to get up and move for some reason (sometimes just to move!), he would show up and I’d miss the shot. Or that brilliant red would catch the eye of one of the cats and they would scare him off by jumping up on the windowsill. Eventually I settled for this photo although I did keep trying throughout the winter. It was as good as it was going to get.