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Western Tanager

December 01, 2021

I only had seconds to photograph the Western Tanager. I was hand holding 840mm in a gloomy day at ISO 6400 as I tried to steady myself on a vineyard wire. The tanager would not come out in the open and I had no time to switch to manual focus so the bird is out of focus behind the vines.

I tried LAB and High Pass sharpening but I couldn't save the images so consider this as a record shot of a rare bird. The adult male in breeding plumage is stunning

Western Tanager

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