That's a Plains Cupid butterfly. I spotted it yesterday in a garden near my place. It flits from one place to another and it;s hard to catch the beautiful patterns on it's tiny wings. Comments and critique are welcome.
A female Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) which just so happened to pose for me. I loved the light at that moment and was more than happy to take a few shots. This one was my favourite, however, because of the sharpness and how the colours came out. To learn more about the Northern Cardinal, have a look here: [link] Burger's Zoo, Arnhem, Holland. Canon 7D.