…morning light is magic…

Painted Bunting – Bath Time

Here are some Painted Bunting photos from my trip to Laguna Seca ranch.   This was my first opportunity to see these up close.  A member of the Cardinal family, they are tiny little birds but you can’t miss them with those colors.  The male is brightly colored and the females are yellow-green in color.  They hung out in the foliage and only came out to bathe when we were there.

Taken with Canon 1DX and Canon 500mm F4 IS II mounted on tripod with Wimberley II gimbal head

1/2000 sec @ F9, ISO 3200, evaluative metering, +2/3 exposure compensation

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1/1000 sec @ F8, ISO 1600, evaluative metering

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1/800 sec @ F8, ISO 1600, evaluative metering

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1/1000 sec @ F8, ISO 1600, evaluative metering

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1/800 sec @ F8, ISO 1600, evaluative metering

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3 responses

  1. Wonderful sharp shots of this gorgeous bird.

    May 12, 2015 at 9:04 am

    • Thanks Stephen. They are lots of fun to photograph. Can’t wait to go back.

      May 12, 2015 at 1:50 pm

  2. Really like these guys. Love the reflection. One day I’ll make it down there.

    August 2, 2015 at 4:36 pm

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