There are fewer Eastern Phoebes along the Kennebunk Bridle Path this year. Maybe they nested else-ware, or maybe the nest failed, or maybe I just missed the brood when they fledged. Still, I do see them in their usual perches, on the old fence pilings in the marsh east of Rt. 9.
Canon SX40HS. Program with iContrast and –1/3EV exposure compensation. 1680mm equivalent field of view (840mm optical zoom plus 2x digital tel-converter). f5.8 @ 1/200th @ ISO 100. This combination always produces such lovely bokeh.
Processed in Lightroom for intensity, clarity, and sharpness. A little extra work on the shadows around the face.
And the bonus shot, looking the other way.