I originally started out to experiment with an idea I’d had, and I was totally unprepared when this blue bunting jumped up on a tree in front of me. [The beak doesn’t look quite “finchy” enough, but what else could it be.] It stayed there just long enough for me to get one quick shot without changing the camera settings. It’s soft, but then what could I hope for handheld at 300 mm and 1/80 sec. I average seeing only one of these per year, and have never captured one in my camera – I felt pretty lucky.