On one of my lunch-time photoprowls this week this fellow popped up a ways down the trail and challenged me not to take his picture. I was not up to the challenge! Such a bold singer. Such a tease.
I like the bird here, of course, but I also like the bokeh and the balanced framing with the leaves in the corners.
Canon SX40HS. Program with iContrast and –1/3EV exposure compensation. 1680mm equivalent field of view 840mm optical zoom plus 2x digital tel-converter function). f5.8 @ 1/200th @ ISO 200.
Processed in Lightroom for intensity, clarity, and sharpness.