Recently we have had several Western Tanagers frequenting our local bushes and trees. They are eating the blossoms and small fruit as it is developing. These birds have been skittish and fly away at the slightest movement. This was not the exact look I was after, but it is as good as I could get today. I do like how the the bird is framed by the leaves and the darker shadows. The rain had ended a couple of hours ago. This has been the wettest May on record and this bird was taking advantage of the rare sunshine.
The specs for this photo are:
70-200 mm lens with vibration control on
focal length 340 with the crop factor it was 510
shutter speed was 1/1250