Saturday, April 18, 2009

Bunting Bonanza

Another fantastic day, surpassing yesterday due to brighter overcast conditions which allowed for faster shutter speeds. Buntings were the stars of the show.... amazingly cooperative, so I spent the entire day photographing them. I shot well over a thousand photos and ended up with a few that I'm very happy with!

Photo 1: Indigo Bunting fanning tail
EOS 1DsIII; 500/4IS & 2x TC; 580EX flash
ISO 400; 1/400s @ f/8; fill flash at -1 2/3


Photo 1: Painted Bunting on grass
EOS 1DsIII; 500/4IS & 2x TC; 580EX flash
ISO 640; 1/320s @ f/8; fill flash at -1 2/3

Photo 3: Common Yellowthroat
EOS 1DsIII; 500/4IS & 2x TC; 580EX flash
ISO 400; 1/50s @ f/8; fill flash at -1 2/3

5 comments:

  1. Wow! The painted Bunting is amazing!

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  2. Hmm... break the fiddy dee already?

    Great shots.

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  3. Wow, Ethan...I've never seen anything like the Indigo or Painting Buntings before. They are beautiful - great shots!!

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  4. Hey Ethan, Great stuff. Were these from South Padre?

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  5. Anonymous8:14 PM

    The birds are exquisite Meleg!

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