OK, it’s a female broad billed with a lot of pollen.
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Pertinent technical details or techniques: Nikon D500, 80-400 Nikkor Lens at 380, ISO 800, F9 @ 1/1600 Cloned some OOF branches
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Excellent job on the detail, pose, and depth of field. If it were mine, I’d throw a mild vignette layer to deemphasize the out of focus branches in the background
That’s one hefty load of pollen, Skip. any idea what she was nectaring on? Looks like it might have been Columbine, if it’s blooming in your area already, but there are probably lots of good suspects. The pose and detail are outstanding, but that pollen really makes the image.
Dennis, This was taken in Madera Canyon while I was vacationing in Arizona. I have no idea what the pollen may have been.