Daily Archives: February 13, 2018

Painted Bunting Revisited

Painted Bunting, Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, Florida

This year there were two male Painted Buntings coming to the feeders at the Visitor Center at Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge in Titusville, Florida, and at lest that many females. Getting good shots of them from the VC deck is not easy, and the feeders are deep in the shadows of the vegetation, but it is such a treat for me, as one who does not often see this stunning bird, to see them whenever I visit the Space Coast Birding and Nature Festival. Not that I see them every year…but it is always worth a visit to the VC to see if they are there and showing. This shot was taken through quite dense bushes between the deck and the feeder. I had to maneuver to find a small hole with enough of a view to focus. Sony RX10iv at 600mm. Program mode. 1/250 @ ISO 1250 @ f4. Processed in Polarr and Apple Photos.