Finally captured some okay images of Mrs. Cardinal . . . she flew away from her nest when I walked by on the way to the mailbox . . . figured she would be gone by the time I walked back in the house and got the camera . . . but there she was, in the dead althea bush . . . she did her usual evasive moves . . . I kept having to move around to try to get her in focus without a bunch of twigs and stuff in the way . . . that blurry effect is because of all those twigs . . . and it is very windy here today . . . and I was trying to manually focus directly on her . . . and had set the camera on the mode for capturing moving objects . . . FYI . . . clicking on the image will take you to an album with a few more shots of her . . .