Springtime is by far my favorite time of year, especially here in Texas. The temperatures are pleasant, the flowers start blooming and the songbirds are a plenty. Eastern Phoebes are perennial around our property and I’m always excited to see them milling about. They are wonderful birds and they usually nest near the garage. I was out trying to photograph birds in the front yard when this Eastern Phoebe decided to pose in the tree just in front of me. I was able to capture a few frames before he got nervous and left.
This image was taken with my Canon EOS 7D Mark II using my Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 II Lens set on 400 mm. The camera was set on Manual mode with the aperture set at f/5.6, shutter speed at 1/1250th of a second and the ISO set at 1000. I hand-held the camera for this image. This is a single image processed in Lightroom and completed in Photoshop using Nik Color Efex Pro.
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