I've been trying to capture these young ones (with the camera) for several days now . . . but they are way more skittish than the baby mockingbirds . . . they fly away the minute they see me come around the corner . . . this image is filtered through the mesh of the screen on my bathroom window . . . that's what created the soft-focus look of this photo while I manually focused the camera on the birds . . . I was watching as many as eight cardinals while taking photos . . .