Photo of the Week: Indigo Bunting

9/8/2014 | 1

Indigo Bunting ©2014 Eric Burson

Indigo Bunting ©2014 Eric Burson

An orange sunset makes a stunning backdrop as an Indigo Bunting sings in this photo by Eric Burson. He took the picture on July 1 in Greenwood Park in Des Moines, Iowa, after violent storms rolled through the city, producing heavy winds and hail.

“The sunset was reflecting just right off the storm clouds to create that orange glow,” he says. “I was able to spot the bird when I heard it first calling out in the tree. The tree it is perched in sits in the middle of a patch of wildflowers, where the birds nest.”

Burson used a Nikon P510.

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  • murf777

    I do not this is a good picture of the bird, it may be good picture but when you cant ID the bird easily, is cant be called a good picture of this individual type of bird.