Orchard Oriole

Orchard Oriole.
 
All the practice of shooting in the Bird Studio has been paying off up here in the Smokys. A lot of the migrants are moving through and some summer residents are building nest and claiming territories. Yesterday our group watched, followed and photographed a pair of Orchard Orioles. This was especially rewarding since it was a new bird for many of the group. This was a male off of Hyatt Lane in Cades Cove. Later in the day we did get to see and photograph a lot of Black Bears as well, but with a lot larger crowd than our Oriole.
 
Tamron SP 150-600mm Di VC USD G2 lens on a Nikon D-500, Manual Exposure mode, f8, ISO 900, shutter speed 1/250th of a second, Sirui W3204X tripod and PH20 Gimbal Head, MindShift Gear TrailScape 18L, processed in Lightroom CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronImageMaster, #TamronLensesUSA, #SiruiUSA, #SiruiProfessional, #MindShiftGear
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