Lazuli Bunting in Spring

This handsome and colorful Lazuli Bunting was at the Ridgefield NWR on May 15, 2013.   Prominent in the western U.S. and its counterpart to the Indigo Bunting.   Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f8, ISO 2000, 560mm (Canon 400mm f5.6L lens plus Canon 1.4x III extender).

This handsome and colorful Lazuli Bunting was at the Ridgefield NWR on May 15, 2013.   Prominent in the western U.S. and its counterpart to the Indigo Bunting.   Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f8, ISO 2000, 560mm (Canon 400mm f5.6L lens plus Canon 1.4x III extender).

8 thoughts on “Lazuli Bunting in Spring”

    1. Thanks, Kimi! It does a decent job but seems to have more trouble focusing the further away subjects are….but I guess that is true with most lenses. This was my second time out with the extender, using it just part of the day. On my previous day out, I used it all day, and those shots will be in my next blog posting. In some situations I think it has merit. On this last shoot I was able to shoot a wood duck with the extender on and with it off. So it will be interesting to compare the two for sharpness, etc.

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