Sometimes it's best to admit that you aren't going to get the perfect picture and shouldn't even try. Following the sound of a bird making a lot of noise this afternoon, i came across what i think was a young cardinal calling to its mother for food. I wanted to get a good close-up of one bird or the other, but realized that my presence was disturbing them and disrupting the feeding process. So i got this quick shot of mom and then went on my way. I've been noticing a lot more cardinals in the neighborhood lately, so maybe one of these days i'll get a better picture.