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.
- 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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