…morning light is magic…

Scissor-Tailed Flycatcher

I’ve never had any luck finding Scissor-Tailed Flycatchers until recently.  I’ve spent the last couple of weekends at Brazoria NWR trying to get photos of much larger birds when I found some of these flycatchers in the same spot on each trip.  They are fun birds to shoot as they kept taking off and landing trying to catch bugs.  Got these two shots out the car window as he was taking off from his perch.  The 500mm lens worked well with the 1.4x teleconverter.

Taken with Canon 7D and Canon 500mm F4 IS II and 1.4X III teleconverter.

1/1600 sec @ F5.6, ISO 400, evaluative metering, + 1/3 exposure compensation, 700mm

1/2000 sec @ F5.6, ISO 400, evaluative metering, + 1/3 exposure compensation, 700mm

2 responses

  1. Doug Haass

    Nice, sharp photos Tim. Love the background color and creamy soft nature of it. Colors are well-represented too.

    September 7, 2012 at 3:01 pm

  2. Thanks Doug. I was pleased with how these came out. My first flycatcher flight shots.

    September 8, 2012 at 7:42 pm

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