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We just saw our first Painted Bunting of the season. It brought to mind that I haven’t posted any photos of them in a long time. Here is the first one that photographed, just a couple of days ago at the bird blind at San Angelo State Park. To me it is one of the most beautiful of all birds. It really looks like it was hand-painted. Mother Nature did a great job, even though it looks like she smeared it a a bit and maybe got outside the lines.
Here are a few more photos that I have taken of the Painted Bunting over the past few years.
I hope you enjoyed viewing these photos. Please feel free to comment.
Bob, another beauty!! Your beautiful, detailed images and message illustrates that as birders, it’s just as thrilling to see a bird many times as it is to see a life bird.
You are 100% right! Sheen. I might add that, also as a photographer, I live taking the birds’ photos time and time again. Each time trying to improve on the earlier ones. Better locations and poses. The two jobs/hobbies, photography and birding, complement each other in my opinion. Not only am I trying to add to my life list, I want to also photograph each addition. And therein lies the challenge. What great fun! 🙂
So colorful and simply gorgeous, Bob! If I had these as visitors, I think they could easily be one of my favorites. 🙂
Thanks, Donna, I am sure they would. 🙂
I too like the bathing shot best, but more because of how well his back was captured. All of them are worthy of praise!
I like that bathing the best, too. I have a print of it framed and hanging on our wall. Thanks for your great comment, Shannon.
Exquisite! I have seen your pics of these buntings before but it’s so good to see some more. It really makes you marvel at nature.
Thanks, Jo. I agree that nature is really wonderful.
Wow, it is like the most beautiful bird! I too wanna have it around here.
Here in India, we have a festival of colors, known has “Holi”. May be this bird was the inspiration behind it. Hehehe.
Thanks for sharing, Bob. 🙂
Thank you, Nandini, for that nice comment. 🙂
What a colourful bird, and the one bathing with the reflections in the water is amazing.Despite the tricks a camera can do , it still doesn’t do justice to the brilliance you would see in real life. Would love to see one of these some day.
I hope you get to see one soon. Thanks for the comment.
Gorgeous colors and such gorgeous photographs, Bob! Wow.
Thank you very much, George. I appreciate it.
I agree with Lisa – I particularly like the bathing shot. With the colors and reflection in the water, it almost seems as if the Bunting’s ‘Paint’ was running. 🙂 I always love your photos!!
Thanks, Judy. That particular shot was one of my favorites, too. I appreciate your nice comments. 🙂
Bob, We are so fortunate that you’ve captured these amazing painted buntings so that we can enjoy them all year long! Thank you. Cheers, Denise
Thanks, Denise. I really hadn’t realized that it had been a long time since I had published any Painted Bunting photos. I must go get some more. 🙂
Amazing color! So beautiful! 🙂
Thank you very much. I appreciate it. 🙂
I’ve never been in America, I have only seen her in pictures or on bird books and this species seems to me the most beautiful. The photos that you have made are great
Thank you, Hernan. I hope that someday you may be able to visit America and see more of our beautiful birds. 🙂
Ha ha Bob! Painted Buntings everywhere. I just got back from the Hill Country and we had them practically every day. What beautiful birds they are, and great photos. I like the bathing shot in particular. 🙂
Hey, glad you had a great time in the hill country. Hope you can return and visit our west Texas. It’s another country. 🙂
Such a gorgeous bird! Nice shots Bob! 🙂
Thank you very much, H.J. 🙂
such lovely colors..you did well with your camera. Our brightest colored bird in Colorado is the Western Tanager..Your Painted Buntings are breathtaking..
Thanks, Syl. I am familiar with the Western Tanager. They are very beautiful. I hope to see one soon. 🙂
So gorgeous! What an amazing creation. Your photos more than did them justice, Bob.
Thanks so much, Amy. I always appreciate your nice compliments. 🙂