Ash-throated Flycatcher – Quiz news

Before I get into the subject of my post, I want to say that I am curtailing my quizzes for a few weeks.  The reason for that is that I am beginning to work on a book that I have been considering for a long time.  I have found that, by working over the weekend just trying to design the cover, that the project is going to take some time, and will need my undivided attention. The book when finished, will be a handsome thing featuring  most of my photography, both nature and landscapes.  Perhaps, some of you may be interested when the time comes.  But enough about that for now.

There are many Ash-throated Flycatchers (Myiarchus cinerascens),in the area at the present time.  When traveling through Middle Concho Park a few days ago, the opportunity popped up to get this magnificent image.

Ash-throated Flycatcher

If you have needed to ID one of these, you will find that there are many different flycatchers that resemble this one.  It can be a very confusing task.  Photographed with my Canon EOS 7d, Canon 500mm f4 lens with 1.4 tele-converter.  Exposure 1/1250 sec. @ f5.6, ISO 400.  Except for the white of the breast being almost blown out, I am pretty satisfied with the result.  I hope you are, too.

By the way, during my work on the book, I will still try to do three or four posts each week.

33 thoughts on “Ash-throated Flycatcher – Quiz news

  1. Beautiful photo, Bob. Very very clear, and I really like that the background is so smooth. 🙂 Great camera, indeed.

    • I needed a new project to get me jump-started during these dog days of summer. I didn’t realize that I would disappoint so many people by not doing my quizzes, though. But it’s hard to focus on so much in a day, and still find time to go out and get a few shots for my regular blog. But, Melissa, I thank you for your continuing interest and I will try not to disappoint. 🙂

  2. Good luck with your book, Bob – your photos deserve a showcase like that, but it must be hard choosing which ones to use! Look forward to hearing more about it.

    • Thank you so much for your kind comment, Jo. Yes, I am definitly having a hard time choosing. I am just going to make it as large as I can afford, and fit in as many images as I can. 🙂

    • Thanks, David. I appreciate your comments, but you already knew that. The book was a long time coming. I am working on a draft now, then the real work begins. But I am up for it. 🙂

  3. Congrats to you on the decision to create a book… I am looking forward to purchasing it one day. Your photographs are more beautiful than the ones I’ve seen in my bird guide books. I think that is a fantastic idea. I completely understand your need to take a break on the quizzes. Beautiful images as always and I cannot wait for what is to come from you, Bob! 🙂

  4. A book! Great; can’t wait to purchase it and know it will be loaded with fab photos and lots of that wonderful knowledge you have! Glad you will keep us posted. Guess we will have to work in bird id on our own now that you have us started. What does one say to a writer? Break a lead? Whatever it is, consider it said!!

  5. Congratulations on writing your does require time and lots of planning..will miss the quizzes but will anxiously await your book..have a great day..I think we all get over loaded at times and need to set priorities..I have to in my art work..sometimes to many demands and not enough hours..

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