February 7, 2022
- as seen by -Leslie Scopes Anderson
I love the interplay of colors with this California scrub-jay (Aphelocoma californica) in a sunflower patch. A great late summer food source, the seeds of this plant attract all sorts of birds, notably two types of goldfinches and black-capped chickadees.
On this slightly overcast day, I set up my camera near this attractive food source and waited for avian visitors to appear. When this jay arrived, it created the composition I was looking for. The diffused light helped to intensify the contrasting colors of the scene.
Nikon D700 with Nikkor 200-400 Zoom Lens