50mm Lens, Animals, Birds, Canon 50D, Nature, Photo Editing, Photography

I get a lucky shot

It does happen sometimes.  I just happened to get this photo while I was photographing butterflies at the St. Louis Zoo:

ISO 100 50mm 0 ev f/5 1/30

ISO 100 50mm 0 ev f/5 1/30

This is a female Red-Legged Honeycreeper.  If you click on the link you will see that the male is blue.  They are very beautiful birds.  I had been taking a photograph of a nearby butterfly and I had my camera on a tripod when I got this shot.  Luckily she held still for just a moment.  All my other shots are blurry, but I got this one!  I cropped this photo in Aperture but I didn’t do any other post-editing.



18 thoughts on “I get a lucky shot

  1. petit4chocolatier says:

    What a beautiful picture. I clicked to check out the male. What a beautiful colour of blue. Thank you for sharing this 🙂


    • I don’t really think patience is my strong point 🙂 But I was lucky, and very happy to get this shot. I did not realize this bird was living here. There is a male as well the naturalist said. Interesting that I saw the female who blends in and not the male that is a blazing blue. Thanks for your comments 🙂 and visit to my blog.


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