The Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma has lots of Indigo Buntings during the summer. I photographed this male Indigo Bunting a few days ago.

Male Indigo Bunting
Male Indigo Bunting
Male Indigo Bunting #2
Male Indigo Bunting #2

In the summer, the male is a brilliant blue to attract a mate during the breeding season.

The male is brown in the winter, while the female is brown all year.

How I Got The Photo:

This bird was near Shugg’s Pond. Shugg’s Pond is located near Reeve’s Boat Ramp.
I was hand-holding my camera and lens while shooting out the passenger window of my pickup.

Gear Used:

  • Camera: Canon EOS R5
  • Lens: Canon EF 800 mm f/11


  • Location: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge (Oklahoma)
  • Date and Time Taken: July 23, 2021 (8:30 A.M.)
  • Exposure Mode: Manual
  • Aperture: f11
  • Shutter speed: 1/2500
  • ISO: 3200 (Auto)
  • White Balance: Auto
  • Metering Mode: Evaluative
  • Back-button Focus
  • Continues Auto Focus
  • Exposure Compensation: 0
  • Focal Length: 800 mm
  • Processed With Luminar

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