• Welcome to BirdForum, the internet's largest birding community with thousands of members from all over the world. The forums are dedicated to wild birds, birding, binoculars and equipment and all that goes with it.

    Please register for an account to take part in the discussions in the forum, post your pictures in the gallery and more.
Feel the intensity, not your equipment. Maximum image quality. Minimum weight. The new ZEISS SFL, up to 30% less weight than comparable competitors.
Resting Flycatcher
Hobbes2

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!
Location
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.
 

Media information

Category
Kowa Competition (Closed)
Added by
Hobbes2
Date added
View count
230
Comment count
7

Share this media

Top