Category: Nature Photography
Posted: February 5, 2023

Grosbeak Photo Bomb

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The subject for the day was a juvenile Rose Breasted Grosbeak I had seen previously. So I salted these three feeder holes with peanut butter and this happened. The RB Grosbeak (Pheucticus ludovicianus), upper left. Upper right a female Purple Finch (Carpodacus purpureus) Ever the opportunistic mother, she has some nesting material in her talons. Below and center is her royal purple mate. His purple hue has dimmed since spring when first it shown. By Novembers turning he will look like the mate for safeties sake. When the Grosbeak matures all his brown will be gone and he will have a black hood and cape over black and white variegated wing feathers. Bur most notably will be the Red Rose colored triangular patch on its breast. Lighting was subdued so I under exposed by -.6. Gave a shutter speed of 1/500 and coupled with burst mode and no AF might work. In PS I adjusted exposure, contrast and clarity.
Post Type: Photography
Mixed Media: Minor | 5D MK II, 200-500 @ 359mm
f/8, 1/500, ISO 800, Tripod
K=5,350, AF-Off, Burst Mode,
Exp Comp -.6, PS adjust
exposure, contrast &

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