Scarlet Tanager

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Scott Reeve

Forgot to mention how great it is you were able to bring out the silver appearance of the beak!

Greg McIntosh

Sorry to be so slow responding Scott...I think its just the type of light that particular day when I photographed this bird...non obtuse , overcast light is what I prefer to shoot might lack a little contrast in the overall image but in my opinion that light is better for non specular reflection...

Scott Reeve

Great capture! One day! I know where to see these wonderful birds, just have to be around.

Everybody loves these beautiful red coloured males...They stand out easily against the greens of our mature eastern Canadian forests. This is a male, and it was seen and photographed in early June likely not too long after its migration here from as far south as South and Central America, parts of Mexico and the Caribbean. Its often easier to know theyre around by their unique song. This is one of maybe a half dozen I was able to see this summer! Beautiful birds I think you'll agree!!!
Taken By
Greg McIntosh
Taken On
September 20, 2023
red birds wildlife nature colour tanager migrant forest ontario lanark county animal bird finch beak cardinal twig
  • Focal: 840
  • Lens Model: EF600mm f/4L IS II USM +1.4x III
  • Shutter speed: 0.0025 sec
  • Aperture: f/ 5.6

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