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_MG_8501 Finally - A Decent Towhee Picture!

_MG_8501 Finally - A Decent Towhee Picture!

These birds have been even harder to capture than pileated woodpeckers.

Went out this morning to survey damage from last night's hailstorm and to pick up the morning paper. I heard a bird in the tree in front of the house, and saw that it was an elusive towhee.

Ran in the house to get my camera which had a 300mm lens on it, plus a Tamron 1.4X teleconverter which I hadn't used in years.

Just my luck, he flew on top of a young weeping red birch tree and stayed there for many, many pictures.

I am beside myself with glee!

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Canon EOS 7D
1/400s f/4.5 at 300.0mm iso2000 full exif

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Rachel Pennington17-May-2012 00:06
I still just can't get over how absolutely stunning this is. Amazing!
Irene Wehrli28-Apr-2012 19:15
Incredibly beautiful Isabel - not only the bird is wonderful, but you did a great job! BRAVO!!
Sue Weisensel28-Apr-2012 01:02
What a pretty shot! Between the pose and the color, it's a winner!
Ghislaine et Réal Boulet27-Apr-2012 23:02
A wonderful capture. Can you imagine, we got the Towhee, a rare bird here in Montreal area, yesterday.
momad3004427-Apr-2012 22:37
This is a winning photo, Isabel! You caught his expression! He's saying "what the heck are you doing?" It's beautiful, simply beautiful...that's a bird with attitude! V
Helen Betts27-Apr-2012 19:50
Simply an excellent capture, Isabel! Wonderful color and detail, and a very interesting subject. V.
Deborah Curriere27-Apr-2012 15:47
WOW beautiful!
Digipets27-Apr-2012 15:24
I know from experience how very hard it is to capture these illusive birds with the camera. I think I only have two good shots of them. This is excellent Isabel!
Digipets27-Apr-2012 15:08
That was like a gift from heaven, and with your skills and luck you were able to take total advantage of it! Congrats, Isabel!!! Carlee
A J Adams27-Apr-2012 14:08
Very nice capture.
Raymond27-Apr-2012 13:26
Wow, what a superb shot Isabel, certainly amongst your very best bird shots. Keep that Xtender handy, it works wonders. Bravo I sabel, well done.
Jim Coffman27-Apr-2012 12:24
Stunning work,Isabel!
Tom LeRoy27-Apr-2012 12:22
Wow, your lucky day! This is a perfect shot, Well done. V.
clickertrickdog27-Apr-2012 12:14
Wow, it sure did pay to run back for the camera! Gorgeous image!