I shoot plenty of “bird on a stick” photos, but the ones I actually like are ones that have something a little extra.  Here, that something extra is behavior  (singing), and fluffed feathers.

Painted Bunting at Block Creek Natural Area in the Texas Hill Country.  I have just scheduled a photo workshop there for April 24-27.

Painted BuntingCanon 1D Mark IV.  5oomm lens + 2x teleconverter.  ISO 800.  f/8 @ 1/80 sec.  +1 2/3 EV.