Uploaded 17-Jan-12
Taken 29-Jul-10
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Category:Animals
Subcategory:Birds
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Keywords:Colorado, Garden Of The Gods, Pipilo maculatus, Sparrow, Spotted Towhee, bird, blue, conservation, environment, orange, perch, sky, song, song bird, species, wildlife
Photo Info

Dimensions511 x 750
Original file size367 KB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken30-Jul-10 07:37
Date modified17-Jan-12 09:11
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeSONY
Camera modelDSLR-A550
Focal length400 mm
Focal length (35mm)600 mm
Max lens aperturef/5.6
Exposure1/500 at f/11
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias+1/3 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Aperture priority
ISO speedISO 1250
Metering modeSpot
Spotted Towhee 2

Spotted Towhee 2

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While shooting in Garden Of The Gods outside of Colorado Springs, I saw a bird that captured that my eye because I had never seen one before, and this be him. After doing a little research, it seems I photographed a Spotted Towhee (Pipilo maculatus) and usually spend their short summers in the southern part of Colorado, what this was one doing here this summer, is beyond me. A little late in the year to stick around, but here he was!