Monday, May 25, 2015

Lazuli Bunting

I have been slowly wading through and editing my bird images from last Wednesday. I think this image is my favorite image so far. Every year there are a pair of Lazuli Buntings that love to taunt me by weaving in and out of the fence line at the gardens edge. They are extremely difficult to photograph! This year the fence has been removed as they are replacing it. The female came by the bird feeder first followed secretively by the male. She dove under the feeder and he went after her. They mated and then the male popped up onto this perch next to the feeder. It was just long enough for me to make three exposures. They are such a beautiful bird. Image created with with a Canon 7D and a Tamron 150-600mm lens. Camera settings used were AVmode, ISO 800,F 9.0 at 1/640th of a sec.Camera was supported by a Manfrotto 190 XPROB tripod with a Bogen 3055 ballhead. God's love and blessings to all, chris


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    1. Yes indeed, Joy. Only God could create something sooo blue and wonderful.

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    1. Thanks a lot for taking the time to comment on this photoblog entry, Icah.

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    1. So very nice of you to take a look and comment, Kerri. Thank you very much.