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Male Silky Flycatcher (Phainopepla)
MattDinUtah

Male Silky Flycatcher (Phainopepla) (Phainopepla nitens)

I've only seen this bird twice in my backyard, both times he flew in, stayed a few seconds and left with barely enough time to snap an image. Luckily I got this one of this beautiful specimen.
Habitat
High desert scrub
Location
Kanab Utah
Date taken
6/25/2021
Scientific name
Phainopepla nitens
Equipment used
Olympus EM-1 Mark II and the Olympus 100-400mm lens
Shutter speed, aperture & ISO
1/1600 sec, f/7.1, ISO 800
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I want one!

How beautiful this red-eyed beauty is and fits it's name well. A beautiful capture Matt!
 
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You've really made a wonderful start to your Gallery Matt... and this is a fabulous picture of the Phainopepla.

Many thanks for showing it to us - I'll look forward to seeing some more of your pictures.
 

Media information

Category
North America
Added by
MattDinUtah
Date added
View count
150
Comment count
4

Image metadata

Device
OLYMPUS CORPORATION E-M1MarkII
Aperture
ƒ/7.1
Focal length
400.0 mm
Exposure time
1/1600 second(s)
ISO
800
Flash
On, did not fire
Filename
Silky Flycatcher-100.jpg
File size
1.6 MB
Date taken
Fri, 25 June 2021 6:09 PM
Dimensions
2116px x 1587px

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