Painted Bunting Pair
South Miami, Florida
This picture was taken right in our own front yard. Painted Buntings (Passerina ciris) are small birds (about 5½ inches) that have shown a significant decline in population over the last thirty-five years. The Atlantic coastal population breeds from North Carolina south to central Florida, and winters in southern Florida. They are shy birds that like low bushes and eat mostly seeds and insects. The bird on the left is an adult male, while the female (or immature male) is on the right.
Several visitors to our booth have remarked how unusual it is to see the male and female next to each other like this, but Nancy has been reluctant until recently to admit that this was a composite. These are consecutive photographs. The male was captured first and the female was captured about two minutes later. Their positions on the branch were as shown so that no fancy editing was required.
For another Painted Bunting image, go to: Male Painted Bunting.
For more information about Painted Buntings, check out the following blog posts:
Why Doesn’t The Female Painted Bunting Get Any Respect?,
Why You Haven’t Seen Any Painted Buntings,
Notes About Bird Flamboyance And Behavior, and
How Nancy Got Her Painted Bunting Pictures.
To order a print of this image, hit the button to the left. Before you do, you may want to check the maximum size estimates or what's currently in stock below. Each item in stock has its own order button.
Photographic details: Canon EOS 30D camera w/ EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM lens set at 365mm. Flash was used. Camera was set for f/10 on aperture priority with -1/3 stop exposure compensation, resulting in a shutter speed of 1/160 sec for the male and 1/125 sec for the female at ISO 400.
|Print details: maximum size||Medium||Printed||Estimated|
|Fine Art Paper||12" x 18"||26" x 36"|
|Canvas||24" x 34"||34" x 49"|
Currently In Stock
Although we can print to your specifications any size up to the above limits to the nearest 1/16" with any mat and moulding combinations, the below prints are available immediately:
|Print Number||Description||Price (includes sales tax & shipping)|
|#33||matted 11"x15" print, red inside beige mats (outside 16"x20")||$107|
|framed 12"x16", red inside beige mats, brown driftwood frame (outside 201/4"x241/4")||$231|
|#25||framed 12"x16", black inside ivory mats, black frame (outside 203/4"x243/4")||$231|
|#5N Canvas||gallery-wrapped 24"x34"x11/2"||$556|
|#45||gallery-wrapped 16"x24"x11/2" with 30° bevel (outside 171/2"x251/2")
optimal (illusion) viewing distancedefined 48"
|#40, #43, & #44||gallery-wrapped 12"x18"x3/4"||$204|
We used to have a different numbering system for prints on fine art paper than for print on canvas, as described in our blog post We’ve Changed Our Numbering System Again. For the Painted Bunting Pair, the consolidated numbering system began at #23 (after 14 paper prints and 8 canvas prints had been made).