Sunday, May 27, 2012

Indigo Blues

We have been spotting some indigo buntings in our community vegetable garden over the past few weeks. They are not common here and fairly shy. My first attempt at capturing them in a photo was pretty sad. My new camera wanted to focus on the wild grapevine and left me with a beautiful blue blob. The bird was flitting all around and presented quite a challenge and I ended up with this one shot below. 

On my second attempt, I just sat in the truck and waited to see them. There were three or more and I was able to catch one male feeding in the hay seeds that have sprouted in one garden after being used for mulch last summer.

I will keep trying. They are such gorgeous birds!

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