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I Love Orange!
I Love Orange!

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Challenge: Free Study 2011-05 (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D90
Lens: Nikon AF-S Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED VR
Location: Central New York
Date: May 29, 2011
Aperture: F8
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Birds
Date Uploaded: May 27, 2011

I'm temporarily living out in the country without TV, internet (only available when I go to work) or drinkable water. The only things I have to do are watch the birds, read and do jigsaw puzzles. I spend a lot of time with my camera trained at the feeders and the bushes nearby.

Best I can tell - this is a female Baltimore Oriole - I've never seen one before - only a male maybe once a year when they migrate thru. I remember seeing an Oriole nest hanging from the poplar tree in our front yard when I was a child. This one comes to the feeder every day to eat an orange - a very skittish bird. It's such a thrill for me to even get a decent photo of one - so yes, I can say without a doubt that this is the best picture I've taken this month (although my Red Breasted Grosbeak comes in a very close second)!

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