One of my favorites of the tiny birds is the Vermilion Flycatcher, (Pyrocephalus rubinus). At only 6 inches, it is surprisingly feisty. I was fortunate to find this one at Middle Conco Park, just lazing on a tree branch. I was also lucky to be able to pull my vehicle within 25 feet of it, so I could comfortably take this series of photos with my Canon 7D and 500mm lens, with a 1.4 teleconverter. I could have removed the TC, but with leaving it attached, I could nearly fill the frame.
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