I found this beautiful male Varied Thrush as I was walking one of the trails in Whistler, BC, Canada. I was surprised it stayed so close to me as I was taking these pictures (this bird is usually quite shy and flies off as soon as you try to approach it).
Both photos taken April 5, 2015, with a handheld Nikon D5200 and AF-S Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED. Not baited, called in or set up.
- Top: ISO 800, 300mm, f/6.3, 1/500
- Bottom: ISO 800, 300mm, f/5.6, 1/640