Well it took a while for me to sneak up on this little lady...seems the cardinals, females espeically are not so comfortable around people. So I had to sneak up to the sliding glass door and quickly take a photo before she sensed me and flew. I got two pictures before she disappeared. Since it wasn't super sharp taken through the window I artsifed it by using some filters in Photoshop. I actually am happy with the way it turned out as now it looks so much more like a painting on canvas that a photograph.
This morning we saw a Blue Jay out the window, while sipping our coffee. It was the first one I've seen here, and boy is that one going to be fun to photograph...hopefully he comes back so I have time to capture him on film too.