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A male Spotted Towhee perched on a branch on a cold overcast winter day.
Spotted Towhees prefer areas with dense shrub cover where there is a lot of leaf litter to scratch around in for insects. They also eat vegetation, as well as a variety of berries and seeds.
Length ( both sexes)
17–21 cm( 6.7in–8.3 in)
28 cm ( 11 in)
33–49 g (1.2–1.7 oz )
" PHOTO INFORMATION"
Taken on Jan 18/11 at 10:50am on south east Vancouver Island, BC, Canada.
Camera, Canon 7D
Lens, Canon EF 100-400 L IS USM lens.
Tripod, Manfrotto, including 498RC2 ballhead.
Taken at 1/400’s at f/5.6, + 1/3 ev, plus fill light ( speedlite 580EX) at 400 mm, iso 800, man wht bal. No cropping. Histogram adjustment and slightly enhanced detailing. Sharpened via lab mode, lightness channel, unsharp mask ( amount 35, radius 3, threshold 2).