One of my favorite birds of this area is the Scissor-tailed Flycatcher. They be seen frequently in great numbers now that warm weather is here. This is one that I photographed yesterday afternoon.
They are a hybridized kingbird. National Wildlife Federation‘s field guide to Birds of North America describes it as “the very signature of the southern Great Plains. It is a breathtaking bird: a soft pearl gray above, a pink wash on the belly, and often brilliantly rose-pink underwing coverts”.
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- Canon 7D
- Canon 500mm IS lens w/1.4 tele-converter – hand-held
- 1/1250 sec. @ f13 – minus 1/3 EV
- ISO 640
- Lens focal length – 700mm
- Aperture Priority
- Partial metering