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Old Apr 20, 2011, 9:20 AM   #1
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Default Painted Bunting

Said to be the most colorful bird native to North America. Found them in Green Cay Wetlands last Friday. They are small and have always been skittish and hard to get close to from my experience. These are males, I saw a female but did not capture her. The female is a totally dull green color, looking nothing like the male.

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Old Apr 20, 2011, 9:28 AM   #2
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Wow that is a colorful bird, nice shots, I hope to see one some day.

Nice shots Ed

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cool bird, it is so colorful it almost look fake

great capture with a wonderful bird!
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Amazingly coloured bird. These all seem soft Ed. - any idea what happened ?
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Ed, I see them in Northern KY during the Summer. Check your color settings...looks a bit over saturated and the bird seems to have a hard edged outline!

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Amazingly coloured bird. These all seem soft Ed. - any idea what happened ?
They were cropped more then I normally do. They are fairly small and tough to get close too. I have heard of an area were there is a better chance to get closer shots, will post photos if I can get them there.

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Hi Ed,

Nice captures!

These guys never venture close to this far north, so it's nice to see someone getting some shots of them. The closest we get are Indigo Buntings, and though they've got beautiful color, they're not nearly as gaudy as these. I've seen all to few of these, but have had enough opportunities to get some pretty good shots.

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