Male Indigo bunting

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© Andrea Petersen
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UploadedJanuary 18, 2013
TakenMay 16, 2008
MakeNikon Corporation
Exposure1/80 sec at f/5.3000001907349
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length165 mm
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...the robe all of blue...Exodus 28: 31

The Indigo bunting, a migratory bird who arrives usually in late spring or early summer did not make its appearance last year. .We don't see an abundance of them but hopefully at least the male and its mate will show up again this spring. The males are a very vibrant Indigo blue and the females are not as colorful with brown and white undertones. This little guy had just arrived that spring day in May of 2008 when I shot this picture and he was resting on the olive tree branch with a wistful look on its face...perhaps waiting for a squirrel to get off the feeder.

Thank you so much Heather (Jan Elle) for nominating this photo..Very much appreciated!

31 responses

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett   gave props (18 Jan 2013):

    A handsome little fellow indeed! A perfect choice for the azure theme! I don't think we get those in this part of the country.

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (19 Jan 2013):

    BLEUErrific AZUREntry into JPG's Theme Park!

  • Thad Zajdowicz

    Thad Zajdowicz   gave props (19 Jan 2013):


  • Robert Versteegen

    Robert Versteegen (Deleted) said (19 Jan 2013):


  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield   gave props (19 Jan 2013):

    We get buntings, but not these beauties! Excellent capture----he looks curious as to why you're taking his picture!!

  • Fred Moskey

    Fred Moskey   gave props (19 Jan 2013):

    Excellent find for the theme, looks like he is fluffed out from the cold.

  • Geoff Plant

    Geoff Plant   gave props (19 Jan 2013):


  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen said (19 Jan 2013):

    Thank you for your comments and faves...I am getting anxious for spring when the colorful
    migratory birds arrive such as the indigo Buntings, and Northern Orioles. I would love to
    capture a bunting and an oriole together...with their blues and oranges.


    ROCIO GUILLEN   gave props (19 Jan 2013):

    I love the blue against the beautiful green of the background!

  • Ma. Dolores Guillén Solís

    Ma. Dolores Guillén Solís   gave props (19 Jan 2013):

    Very beautiful bird! Great capture, Andrea... and certainly a perfect entry...

  • JanElle

    JanElle   gave props (19 Jan 2013):

    One of the loveliest of birds, I love his pose as he waits patiently for his turn. A beautiful capture and perfect entry!

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (19 Jan 2013):

    So cute. The tilt of his head makes it look like he is asking you a question!

  • James Wiley

    James Wiley   gave props (19 Jan 2013):

    Oh, lovely!

  • JamesHarmon McQuilkin

    JamesHarmon McQuilkin   gave props (19 Jan 2013):

    love the tilted head--delicious colour

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray   gave props (19 Jan 2013):


  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (19 Jan 2013):

    Beautiful Indigo Bunting. Love the tilt of the head and the puffed out feathers that keep him warm!

  • Lynn E. Harvey

    Lynn E. Harvey   gave props (20 Jan 2013):

    Beautiful Bunting in Blue. So wonderfully captured, a beauty.

  • Chuck Homler

    Chuck Homler gave props (20 Jan 2013):

    I always loved these birds. Great capture, its like he wanted you to take his picture.

  • Joy B

    Joy B gave props (20 Jan 2013):

    Perfect for the theme.

  • Richard Hawkins

    Richard Hawkins gave props (20 Jan 2013):

    wonderful photography and entry

  • Bruce Wendler

    Bruce Wendler gave props (20 Jan 2013):

    Great entry

  • je suis moi

    je suis moi   gave props (20 Jan 2013):

    Am I early?

  • Charles Rushton

    Charles Rushton said (21 Jan 2013):

    You have a remarkably diverse population of birds in your area. . . or maybe you are just really good at finding them.

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins   gave props (23 Jan 2013):

    a pretty boy!

  • Zapata Juan P

    Zapata Juan P gave props (23 Jan 2013):

    So beautiful. Voted of the week ;)

  • Andrea Silies

    Andrea Silies gave props (23 Jan 2013):

    pretty bird - nice catch

  • Massimo Bardelli

    Massimo Bardelli   gave props (24 Jan 2013):

    Beautiful shot! Great entry.

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes   gave props (25 Jan 2013):

    Love how he pops against that lovely green background and how you framed him with the branches. Sure gets my vote.

  • Katherine Nak

    Katherine Nak   gave props (27 Jan 2013):

    Wonderful entry, beautiful bird!

  • Michaela K.

    Michaela K. gave props (28 Jan 2013):

    what a wonderful blue bird

  • Lori Reece

    Lori Reece gave props (3 Sep 2013):

    You always have such wonderful bird pictures. I will have to think of you as "the bird whisperer"!!!

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