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Rufous Twistwing
A tricky bamboo specialist, we spent about two hours crawling around a sprawling Guadua thicket and only getting glimpses until we stumbled upon a path cutting through it, and found the twistwing hunting maybe 5 meters off said path, in an area with a much more open understorey, where it gave us beautiful views!
Lowland Bamboo forests (200 masl)
San Lorenzo, Madre de Dios, Peru
Date taken
June 11th, 2022
Scientific name
Cnipodectes superrufus
Equipment used
Canon r6, 100-500 mm lens
Shutter speed, aperture & ISO
1/200s, f/10, ISO 10000
Your patience was rewarded, Thibaud. A wonderfully posed and detailed study.
A simply fabulous image, of this amazing looking bird. Well worth the trouble it took to get this shot!
Opus Editor
Congratulations Thibaud!

You have added an image of a species not previously represented in the Gallery.

And because of that prior lack of representation, there was not an image in the Opus article. Therefore, your image will be added to Opus as the First Image for the species as soon as time allows me to do so.

Stay tuned!
Opus Editor
Today, 19 July 2022, your excellent image became the First Image of the Rufous Twistwing to be placed in the Opus article for the species.

Thank you very much for sharing it with us.


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Canon Canon EOS R6
Focal length
500.0 mm
Exposure time
1/200 second(s)
2S6A5643-2-DeNoiseAI-low-light twist.jpg
File size
4.2 MB
Date taken
Sat, 11 June 2022 10:24 AM
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