Green-tailed Towhee on a flowering branch – Nikon D500, f8, 1/800, ISO 500, Nikkor 500mm VR with 1.4x TC, natural light
I had fun yesterday morning photographing a male Green-tailed Towhee singing in a mountain canyon, this was a bird I heard before I spotted him perched on a flowering branch. I had been photographing a pair of American Goldfinches eating dandelion seeds and when they flew off I started driving up the hill, saw this bird and hoped he’d stay on the branch long enough for me to take some photos of him.
Green-tailed Towhee singing on a flowering branch – Nikon D500, f8, 1/800, ISO 500, Nikkor 500mm VR with 1.4x TC, natural light
The beautiful bird cooperated and I took a nice series of images of him singing away in a beautiful setting. His green tail sure showed up nicely!
Male Green-tailed Towhee singing on a May morning – Nikon D500, f8, 1/640, ISO 500, Nikkor 500mm VR with 1.4x TC, natural light
The Green-tailed Towhee stuck so I drove my Jeep up the hill a little bit to get a slightly different angle of light and background. I do wish the out of focus branch at the top left was in the frame but I liked the bird’s pose in this frame and how the light seemed to make the towhee glow against the green background.
I’m delighted that I was able to show my Mom around this mountain canyon yesterday, we had so much fun. I have more photos to share from our last trip up to the mountains another day.
Life is good.