Painted Bunting, Corkscrew Sanctuary
Many have called the Painted Bunting the most beautiful bird in North America. The feather coloring is so unique.
It's a difficult bird to shoot - they are skiddish around humans and cameras. At Corkscrew, they go to feeders, sometimes stopping for a few seconds on nearby branches. With enough patience, you might get a shot.
One cool thing about this image is the GPS function built into the camera. Using metadata, the longitude/latitude/altitude coordinates travel through my entire workflow without my help (perhaps that's a good thing).
If you click on the Information button in the lower right, you can expand a full-frame map where it was taken. Zoom all the way in - it even shows the point off the boardwalk trail where it was taken. Amazing!
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