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Indigo Bunting

By glazzaro  

Well I had a great day yesterday, no rain and some new birds show up on my property. Had some time for a few photos and spent the best part of the day in my hide. Today's special a Indigo Bunting. This bird is hard to shoot as the slightest noise scares them off, to include the sound of the camera's shutter. But I was patient and managed to get about 20 shots of this elusive bird.


Camera Settings:

Location: Middletown Delaware
Special: N/A
Weather: Sunny
Tripod: Yes
Camera: Nikon D300
Lens: Nikon 300mm
Focal Len: 300mm
Flash: No
Exposure Mode: Aperture
Metering Mode: Spot
Exposure: 0
Shutter: 1/60
F Stop: F 9
ISO: 560

Processed Settings

1. Adjusted Levels
2. Adjusted Saturation
3. Adjusted Brightness and Contrast

Tags: Wildlife and nature

Voters: CarolG, SteveHarry, Daisymaye and 91 more

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CarolG 15 199 20 Greece
10 May 2009 6:11AM
What a cracking capture, Greg. A great pose and beautiful colour, a real stunner. Carol
10 May 2009 6:28AM
Beautiful photo, well composed and well captured.
Daisymaye Plus
13 23 23 Canada
10 May 2009 6:29AM
Lovely color, awesome shot....Love the pose in this....Sandy
davey_griffo 13 213 165 England
10 May 2009 6:35AM
The focus is pin sharp, which under the circumstances descibed is very impressive. You must have patience by the bucket-load, to spend a day in a hide & only end up with 20 shots.

Having said that, I'd have considered it a good day if I only took this 1.
skye1 15 29 4 Wales
10 May 2009 6:45AM
Beautfiul shot of this gorgeous looking bird, his colours are amazing so vibrant, lovely details, well done on getting him
EAS 13 1 13 Scotland
10 May 2009 6:50AM
Glorious image of one stunningly lovely bird! Superb detail.
Buffalo_Tom Plus
16 2.3k 29 Wales
10 May 2009 7:05AM
A beautiful image and bird Greg.
shandoor 13 1 United Kingdom
10 May 2009 8:17AM
Oh wow absolutely superb what a beautiful bird amazing colours never seen one before
10 May 2009 8:36AM
What a great shot, and what a beautiful bird.
Wilmot 14 338 1 United Kingdom
10 May 2009 8:53AM
Another brilliant shot
motorsportpictures 14 289 23 United Kingdom
10 May 2009 9:25AM
WOW, another stunner.
So crisp and sharp and well composed.
markharrop 18 191 England
10 May 2009 9:35AM
What an amazing bird! Great shot Greg.
rontear Plus
19 23 9 England
10 May 2009 9:48AM
Beautiful colour, Greg. Worth your time in the hide. Ron.
chase Plus
17 2.4k 628 England
10 May 2009 10:53AM
What a stunning bird Greg,fabulous colour & you have done him proud here.The soft pastel bg compliments him very well.
Terry L 18 609 5 England
10 May 2009 11:54AM
Wow, look at the colour of that..! very nice Greg.

pennyspike 19 2.1k 29 United Kingdom
10 May 2009 1:01PM
Such a cocky pose, it seems to be very aware of you.
lawmac 14 Scotland
10 May 2009 1:13PM
A very fine piece of work.
ringyneck 15 315 18 United Kingdom
10 May 2009 1:53PM
What a great clear and a fab bird.

taggart Plus
18 47 15 United States
10 May 2009 2:11PM
Now, this one is very special1
cheesey 16 2 United Kingdom
10 May 2009 2:42PM
Another cracking image. Nice work.
Maiwand 15 3 73 England
10 May 2009 2:52PM
A really top class capture Greg. What a lovely colour this bird is.
BarbaraB 17 53 United Kingdom
10 May 2009 2:56PM
What gorgeous vibrant blue plumage! And such a stylish pose!
10 May 2009 5:14PM
Beautiful shade of blue, and a fantastic shot Greg.

John Smile
iancam 13 23 England
10 May 2009 5:21PM
Beautiful capture Greg
wideangler 13 8 Wales
10 May 2009 6:36PM
Beautiful creature caught at a perfect moment! Great shot.
CaroleA 16 10 3 England
10 May 2009 8:25PM
Brilliant pose and the colour is fantastic.
bricurtis Plus
17 2.6k 52 England
10 May 2009 8:43PM
A stunning colour Greg - well isolated in that pose. Nice one.
dmhuynh72 14 47 3 United Kingdom
10 May 2009 9:48PM
superb capture, with lovely pose
CraigJones 13 1 United Kingdom
10 May 2009 11:45PM
Stunning,Beautiful, love it well done

johnjrp 18 432 5 Australia
11 May 2009 9:19AM
Love the tilt of the head and superb detail, as usual Greg. John
jaktis 18 84 Sweden
11 May 2009 10:32AM
A beauty

ChazB 17 64 3 United Kingdom
11 May 2009 12:38PM
What an amazing colour, wonderful pose and capture.
PattiW 17 24 2 United States
11 May 2009 12:45PM
Beautifully captured! Super pose and color!
Glostopcat 16 255 2 England
11 May 2009 6:35PM
An outstanding image Greg, you've captured this lovely colourful bird so well
Steve_S Plus
16 183 3 United Kingdom
11 May 2009 10:25PM
Stunning image Greg, excellent in every way

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