Little Bird on the Prairie

While recently photographing at the Neil Smith NWR (near Des Moines, Iowa), I photographed one of the many male Dickcissels I saw/heard on a meadow on the refuge. Dickcissels are very common prairie birds and can be seen and heard singing just about anytime I visit a prairie. Here are a couple of my favorite images:

Dickcissel perched on a prairie plant

Dickcissel singing on the prairie

Photographic Equipment Used:

  • Canon 7D Mark II body
  • Canon 100-400mm, f/4.5-f/5.6 IS lens
  • Handheld, with IS “On”
  • ISO 500
  • Aperture f/5.6
  • Shutter 1/2,000 sec.

 

 

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  • Louise Harffey

    Beautiful!

  • Thank you, Louise! They are a fun bird to watch, constantly singing their way across the prairie :o)