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07-JUL-2005 CJ Burianek

07July05 Scarlet Tanager

Ledyard, CT

Photo a Day, Day 100...Decided to walk around a bit with the 100-400 lens today and heard this bird which was perched WAY up in a Maple Tree. Was quite surprised when I looked him up as apparently he is a difficult bird to spot/view (According to Audubon Society book). He was quite NOISY, singing up a storm and going from branch to branch! A happy little bird!
There are some more of him in a Scarlet Tanager gallery I made up:

Adobe Camera Raw, Neat Image to reduce some ISO800 noise
Crop, Resize, Frame, USM - PhotoshopCS2

other sizes: small medium original auto
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Robin Reid08-Jul-2005 16:54
Very well done. Striking.
Steven Jusczyk08-Jul-2005 06:48
Nice catch, great color.
henrywong08-Jul-2005 05:59
wow, this is a very beautiful shot!!
Guest 08-Jul-2005 02:59
Lovely colour ... and it was nice of him to sit still for your shot! ;)
CJ Burianek08-Jul-2005 02:40
Thanks Steve - I resized it!
Yesterday Tom and I took shots of different Swallowtail Butterflies ( I had a Pipe Vine and he had a Tiger) and I was commenting on all the cool photo opportunities he seems to come by with his 100-400 and how perhaps I should actually walk around with mine (I typically don't as it is HEAVY!). So I took it out today and this is what I came across. So the finding an Indigo Bunting is more of a friendly challange/banter...
stevephoto08-Jul-2005 02:16
Just a note about the large image size. If your max dimention is 800 pixels or less, pbase won't compress or change anything for the large image display.
Coleen Perilloux Landry08-Jul-2005 01:22
This is absolutely gorgeous. I love the mouth-set on it. LOL at Tom Darby--can't please him enough.
Guest 08-Jul-2005 00:58
What a great picture of a subject who does not take commands. You could not have asked for a better shot.
Guest 08-Jul-2005 00:58
These birds are breath taking, I have never seen one this close before!
Now can you find an Indigo Bunting! : )
Jeffery Stahlman08-Jul-2005 00:39
very nice
Elaine (etfitz)08-Jul-2005 00:37
Wonderful capture! Beautiful red and great dof!