Scissor-tailed Flycatcher

Posted by Gene Gwin on Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:21 pm

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Photo taken at the Laguna Seca Ranch in deep South Texas May 8, 2019.

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It is difficult to get a descent image of a Scissor-tailed Flycatcher.  They always seem to know if a camera is around.  To my surprise, this one was pretty cooperative.

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by SantaFeJoe on Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:32 pm
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Great image with a good BG to set the bird off. Calling pose makes it special. There were a couple of them around here in the spring, but they are like finding the needle in a haystack.

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by Karl Egressy on Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:49 am
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Great setting and excellent open beak pose. Outstanding image!!! You are right about them keeping a distance from you.

by Debapratim Saha on Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:08 am
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Beautiful setting and pose here,nicely done Gene!
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by E.J. Peiker on Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:15 pm
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Exceptional Scissor-tail shot. the open bill puts it over the top.

by Carol Clarke on Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:03 pm
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Beautiful image, Gene!

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by Ron Day on Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:38 pm
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E.J. Peiker wrote:
Exceptional Scissor-tail shot.  the open bill puts it over the top.

I agree, Gene. Congrats.

by david fletcher on Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:29 am
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Superb capture Gene. Congratulations
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by Jan Wegener on Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:49 am
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fantastic image Gene

by Sandy R-B on Sat Aug 10, 2019 9:04 pm
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Excellent pose, techs, detail, and branch.
Just about perfect!

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