Scarlett Tanager

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Scarlett Tanager.
I decided yesterday to take a short drive to the end of our road to Eagle’s Rest Park on Oglethorpe Mountain. Not only does the park offer some of the best views and hiking trails in Pickens County, it has some great birding opportunities. I was photographing some Eastern Bluebirds when I saw a flash of brilliant red zip by and I knew immediately what it was, a Scarlett Tanager. It was in the oak trees with it’s mate catching bugs. It really wasn’t concerned with me being below it and kept feeding within a decent range for 5 minutes or more. They are such an incredible bird to see, nature does color better than anyone I know!
Tamron SP 150-600mm Di VC USD lens on a Nikon D7200, Manual Exposure Mode, f8, ISO 3200, resulting in a shutter speed of 1/2500th of a second, Sirui P204S monopod and L10 head, Lowepro photo backpack, processed in Lightroom CC. #WithMyTamron

2 Responses to “Scarlett Tanager”

  1. Very brightly colored.

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