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Resting Flycatcher

Resting Flycatcher (Spotted Flycatcher)

My original upload seems to have gone AWOL so here it is again (now that I'm back online).
Another very enjoyable morning with the Spotted Flycatchers. I am always pleased when there is something within an image which adds a sense of scale to the bird. It's often a difficult thing to achieve. In this instance, I was delighted when the Flycatcher(s) chose to perch on the arm rest of an old wooden bench. I observed the birds for some time and then sat down at a reasonable distance from this favoured area. Over the course of the next hour the birds came and went and provided delightful opportunities for photographs. I would have liked to have got the "fly in the bill" shot but never had the chance. Anyway, here is the little Flycatcher posing on the arm-rest of the bench. I reverted to spot metering in order to expose the bird correctly - its delicate grey-white breast plumage positively glowed against the dark background!
Weston Turville, Buckinghamshire, UK
Scientific name
Spotted Flycatcher
Equipment used
Panasonic DMC-G3 with 100-300mm lens
Shutter speed, aperture & ISO
1/500th sec shutter; f5.6 / ISO500
Excellent .....I'm happy to say I actually saw a family of these this year....a bird I very much miss.

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