This is a photo of a female Dark-eyed Junco that I photographed on the March 28, 2016. This was at my place in the Ouachita Mountains of Arkansas. These are some of the most abundant birds I see when I am out hiking during the winter. They also flock to my feeders, but it is difficult to photograph one on a nice perch. Most of the time they like feeding on the ground underneath the feeder.
How I Got The Shot – Female Dark-eyed Junco
A flock of these birds were feeding in my yard. I had a small ground blind that I was sitting in. I was hand holding a Canon EOS 7D Mark II camera with a Canon EF100-400 mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM lens attached.
- AV Mode
- Back-button focus
- Aperture f6.3
- ISO 800
- Shutter speed – 1/1000 sec.
- Auto White Balance
- Exposure Compensation – +1/3 EV
- Single Point, Continuous Auto Focus
- Multi Metering
- Focal Length – 400 mm