A Clark’s Nutcracker (Nucufraga columbiana) looks intently for handouts from nearby humans. These birds are so acclimated to humans at the Manning Park Lodge that they are almost ridiculously easy to photograph. But I had a fun time following the striking avians with my camera.
Canon EOS 60D
Canon EF 300mm 1:4 L IS USM
300mm, 1/500 sec, f / 5.6, -2/3 EV, ISO 160
E. C. Manning Provincial Park, BC
30 Jun 2011
Featured in I Love Birds on 13 Aug 2011.