Many thanks for the kind words.
Do you have painted buntings in your area....my wife said we had one in the backyard yesterday....Neat birds...
Your skills are amazing....
Male Painted Buntings are especially gorgeous. Very much worth getting the binoculars out for a look. They are finch-like small so you have to get close to get a good image or even a good look. To see the colors try to keep the sun at your back.
I was lucky and one landed nearby when I was shooting at our place in the Pinewoods. You can find them in Texas during the spring. E-Bird
is a great resource for finding specific birds in your local area and also for posting your own bird counts. This is a great a time for people to pull out the field guides and count backyard birds as a healthy alternative instead of watching the news...Here’s a shot of a male Painted Bunting
I took at our place in the Pineywoods -