Thanks Dave and all for the kind words.
I use a Canon XTI. I have a few lens that a carry, but mainly use the 18-250 Tamron. I usually shoot in the raw mode. (no not naked, that would be Dwayne getting room service
) Most higher end camera has this mode, other just have the jpeg mode. Shooting in this mode lets you adjust the image a little more and usually brings out the color better.
I took this photo in the Hotel Parking lot. Not sure what kind of bird it is, but there were several of different type around the area.