Brown Thrasher and Loggerhead Shrike

Well, I am still working on re-doing some older photographs.  These are some that I almost threw away.  But after taking a second look and doing some editing I think they are passable to show off.  I hope you enjoy.  Click on either one for an enlargement.

Portrait of a Brown Thrasher

Brown Thrasher (Toxostoma rufum).  Found mostly east of the Rockies.

  • Canon EOS 7D
  • Canon 500mm IS with 1.4 tele-converter
  • 1/1000 sec. @ f8 minus 1/3 EV adjustment
  • ISO 640
  • Lens focal distance  700mm
  • Metering – partial
  • Aperture priority

Loggerhead Shrike

Who was that masked ……bird??  Loggerhead Shrike (Lanius ludovicianus) This masked, ferocious little guy is found throught out the south and southwest.

  • Canon EOS 40D
  • Canon 100-400mm zoom lens
  • 1/4000 sec @ f5.6
  • ISO 400
  • Lens focal distance  400mm
  • Metering – center weighted
  • Aperture priority