Red-breasted Nuthatch: Magee Marsh Wildlife Area, Oak Harbor, Ohio, USA, May 2023 — Sometimes the birds at Magee are just almost too close…and sometimes they are closer! This Nuthatch as right above the rail of the boardwalk. I had to stand on the far side to get focus. Luckily it was early in the morning and traffic was still light. OM Systems OM-1 with 100-400mm zoom at 522mm equivalent (only!). Program mode with my evolving bird modifications. ISO 640 @ f6.3 @ 1/640th. -.3EV
Rose-ringed Parakeet: Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India, March 2023 — I don’t think of parrots or parakeets when I think of India, but it turns out that the Rose-ringed Parakeet is one of the most common birds in Rajasthan. We saw them every where we went. A handsome bird…large by parakeet standards…the size certainly of a medium sized parrot. (Turns out the terms parrot and parakeet are at best vaguely defined.) Sony Rx10iv at 310 and 600mm equivalents. Program mode with my custom birds and wildlife modifications. Processed in Pixelmator Pro and Apple Photos. ISO 160 and 250 @ 4 @ 1/500th.