Sunset at Wickiup's bird blind

I had some surgery done on my back yesterday to hopefully reduce or eliminate the back pain I have had for nearly three years. After being stuck in the hospital and in the house for way too long, I ventured out to Wickiup Nature center just before sunset tonight. I slowly walked to the bird blind hoping to get a few images of the sun backlighting the birds. The top image is a Downy Woodpecker, the middle is a Redheaded Woodpecker and the bottom is a male Cardinal.

All of the images (below) have the beautiful glow of rim lighting or backlighting. Canon 80D, 100-400mm II lens at ISO 400 to stop the action, and at f/5.6 to create the blurry backgrounds.

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