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Purple Martin Blue | by Ingrid Valda Taylar
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Purple Martin Blue

An iridescent Purple Martin perched above a nesting gourd in Seabeck, Washington. (Progne subis). I love seeing these birds and usually don't have the reach with my lens for the gourds placed out over water. These particular martins have nesting gourds close to a pier, so it's a treat to watch their aerobatics as they fly in together at regular intervals.

 

[Adjustments: standard raw file edits, light vignette]

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Taken on May 21, 2014