The Vivacious Vermilion Flycatcher

The Vermilion Flycatcher, ( Pyrocephalus rubinus) is one of my favorites of the species.  It is such a vivid red.  It also is a difficult bird to photograph, because it is very flighty and very tiny.  For those reason, I feel very lucky to have gotten up close and personal on a recent visit to Middle Concho Park.  It also helped to have my big lens and a Puffin’ Pad window support, as I wouldn’t have had time to set up my tripod.

Vermilion Flycatcher

  • Canon EOS 7D
  • Canon 500mm IS lens with 1.4 tele-converter
  • 1/2000 sec. @ f6.3 – minus 1/3 EV adjustment
  • Lens focal distance  – 700m
  • ISO 500
  • Metering – partial
  • Shutter priority

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