So I have been waiting all winter for the right setting to take a Cardinal shot. Yesterday was the day. I was driving home from a disappointed attempt at finding some cool shots and there happened to be a detour road down a residential street. Providence would have it that I stumbled across cardinal heaven. I have never seen so many cardinals that were ready for a photo op. They were all flirting with one another and the ladies were having a blast eating some sort of berries. Cardinals seem to be a bit shy most of the time except when they are flirting or have a really great tree full of snacks. It also was very helpful that I was in my best blind- my truck. With all that to say, I tested out my Canon 70D's output with some rapid-fire shooting and I was not disappointed- at 7 fps the camera did just what I needed. I had some very crisp shots and I couldn't believe that this female cardinal did not fly away. I was very close to her and I was shooting about 300mm and 1/750th of a second. The morning light was just beautiful. Rockaway Beach is a little gem of a location for some interested shots.