Indigo Bunting

Indigo Bunting
 
Yesterday I went down to Angels on Horseback to check on the nestboxes that I had placed there earlier in the spring. 3 of them had housed Eastern Bluebirds and 1 still houses a Tree Swallow sitting on eggs. The Bluebirds have all fledged, so I cleaned out the boxes and moved one off of a high vehicle traffic area. I look forward to a second brood for each.
 
While there, I heard, then saw several Indigo Buntings claiming their territories at the edge of the pastures. I watched and waited until I could see a regular perch for one, then set up and waited. All the shooting in the Bird Studio paid off and I was able to capture lots of images of this handsome male. The beautiful blue against the fresh green of the pine tree was perfect.
 
Tamron SP 150-600mm Di VC USD G2 lens on a Nikon D-500, Manual Exposure mode, f8, ISO 3200, shutter speed of 1/200th of a second, Sirui EP204S monopod and L10 head, MindShift Gear TrailScape 18L, processed in Lightroom CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronImageMaster, #TamronLensesUSA, #SiruiUSA, #SiruiProfessional, #MindShiftGear
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