Thursday, April 30, 2015

Pic of the Day

Rose-breasted Grosbeak (male), Pheucticus ludovicianus
Horse Cove, near Gurley, Alabama
    Ten days ago I saw my first Rose-breasted Grosbeak for the year.  After that I would see two or three birds at a time on the feeders.  However, yesterday they really began to arrive with a dozen birds at a time on the feeders.  Finally this afternoon I had time to get in the blind and try a little photography.  The sky was a bit cloudy, but the shooting wasn’t half bad.  Though shutter speeds were slow, I was able to get a few shots that I am happy with.  Hope you like this one!

Nikon D800, Nikkor 500mm 4, 1/30 second @ f/9