While visiting my family in Ohio, I always enjoy bird watching from their porch. I’m intrigued by the different varieties of birds that frequent their feeder. Cardinals have been a long-time favorite bird of mine. It was snowing, and against this white backdrop, they just looked amazing. I became obsessed and waited outside in the freezing temperatures for one to land on a nearby tree. I used my 70-200 mm lens for these shots, and used as low an ISO as possible. Anticipating that I would still want to zoom in on these during post-processing, I wanted to preserve as much detail as possible. Despite the cold temperatures, these were worth the effort.