Chipping Sparrow: Kennebunk, Maine, USA, May 2022 — Chipping Sparrows are a dime a dozen in our yard from April until early October, and I have thousands of photos of them (well hundreds at least) but occasionally one poses just so, in such good light, that another image is irresistible. This is from my back-yard photo blind in the lovely light of late afternoon. Sony Rx10iv at 575mm equivalent. Program mode with my custom birds and wildlife modifications. Processed in Pixelmator Photo and Apple Photos. ISO 100 @ f4 @ 1/500th.
Bay-headed Tanager: Los Cusingos Bird Sanctuary, Pérez Zeledón, Costa Rica, December 2021 — Here is another bird that did not want to come out of the foliage, but such a wonderful bird! The Bay-headed Tanager is among the most colorful of a colorful group of tropical birds. It is not an uncommon bird from the foothills to mid-elevations on either slope…but this bird at the home of Alaxander Skutch was my first. Sony Rx10iv at 600mm equivalent. Program mode with my custom birds and wildlife modifications. Processed in Pixelmator Photo and Apple Photos. ISO 1600 @ f4 @ 1/500th.