Sunday, February 27, 2011

Painted Bunting - An Antidote

Yes, I wimped out on winter. I ran. Flew actually. But I found the antidote to winter at Okeeheelee Park somewhat west of West Palm Beach, FL, or one of those Florida communities that run from one into the next.

Painted Bunting! - a bird whose bright primary colors were applied with a few strokes of a wide brush, then with a couple of details added. Almost unreal, created by an impressionist with only three color pots.





That’s the male. For the female the artist mixed colors carefully to achieve a fresh, rich foliage green for her.


Good birding.

9 comments:

Steve said...

I love the colors.

FOLKWAYS NOTEBOOK said...

Chris -- I would love to view a female bunting. Great photos. Enjoy the Florida birds -- barbara

dAwN said...

Howdee..
We were there just a week ago viewing those same buntings! Nice shots!! Glad you got to warm up! its been a wonderful winter here..

Hilke Breder said...

Terrific shots, Chris. Would love to see that bird!

John (Tucker) said...

Wow. What a beautiful bird!!!! I can't wait to see one. Really nice photos.

JoAnne Russo said...

i was there too a few weeks ago! Did you also see the sandhill crane?

Julie G. said...

Fantastic images! Gorgeous birds! I have yet to view one of these beautiful creatures. So glad I can see them on your wonderful blog!

Kelly said...

wow, Chris! Beautiful close-ups! Love this bird.

Ranger Bri said...

Great pictures of the painted bunting. I lived just a few miles from Okeeheelee for over 2 years and never say a painted bunting there! Lucky!

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