Posted by Michael Rossacci on February 6, 2018 at 7:34 am
A Ruby-crowned Kinglet displays some of his vibrant crown as he traverses a branch at Horn Pond, Woburn, MA. Mottled sunlight was illuminating him and gave him some extra sparkle. The darker background colors resulted from out-of-focus shadow areas and created a beautiful contrast against his golden-olive tones. I photographed this little individual using a Canon EOS 7D, a 300mm F/2.8 IS lens (handheld) under mostly sunning skies in early February.