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Indigo Bunting on Sunflowers.

Asher Kelman

OPF Owner/Editor-in-Chief

My first view of an Indigo Bunting. I looked for the EXIF and it’s missing: I wanted to see what lens gave that perfectly smooth “Bokeh”?


What a beauty!

I should plant sunflowers!

.....but I will read up about their habitat first!


Don Ferguson Jr.

Well-known member
Thanks, Asher, look back had an IB in tree last month. He was in breeding blue pretty too. I took them with Canon R5 and 800 RF f11.
Loving the 800 and if you have good BG separation it shines. This bird was in huge field of sunflowers that is a Wildlife Management Area in S.C. The sunflowers are grown for public dove hunting so huge sunflowers.
Took this with phone standing on top of a bush hog.


Asher Kelman

OPF Owner/Editor-in-Chief

What an outstanding 2021 achievement wildlife photography!

Imagine the weight of a 7D Mark II and 500 mm lens with a X 1.4 extender at 700mm or a 400mm with a 2x extender on that! Any combination would be 2.5 Lb heavier!

Also you likely have far more stops of IS, if you do BIF!

I would have loved to see this with the 2 X extender as you would LUT more pixels on the bird!

Any other gleanings from that shoot to share?