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Scissor-tailed Flycatcher


Posted by Gene Gwin on Fri Jul 31, 2020 1:27 pm

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Scissor-tailed Flycatcher photographed at the Laguna Seca Ranch in South Texas 18 May 2020.  This is a male, indicated by the extra long tail.

Nikon D850
Nikon 300mm lens + 1.4 tc
1/640 sec
f/14
ISO 1250

The STF stayed on the perch for a bit, which isn't normal.  Initially shot was f/8 and the tail was not in focus.  Increased to f/10 and the same thing.  Selected f/14 and got this image and then he flew away.  Luckily f/14 was enough.  Also had to decrease the shutter speed to help keep the ISO down. 

The detail is better if viewed large. 

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by Ron Day on Fri Jul 31, 2020 2:32 pm
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Gene, excellent depth-of-field and an overall beautiful image!
 

by Carol Clarke on Fri Jul 31, 2020 4:13 pm
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A beautiful capture of this elegant little species!

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by Cynthia Crawford on Sat Aug 01, 2020 5:23 am
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You found the sweet spot- beautiful shot!
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by david fletcher on Sat Aug 01, 2020 11:44 am
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Exquisite capture Gene. Love the lines, composition and soft pastel colours.
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by Karl Egressy on Sat Aug 01, 2020 2:42 pm
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Beautiful image, of a very handsome bird.
 

by Tusar Bhowmik on Sun Aug 02, 2020 7:53 am
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Beautiful.
 

by E.J. Peiker on Mon Aug 03, 2020 10:21 am
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Beautiful shot of this very cool bird.
 

by David Salem on Sun Aug 09, 2020 8:36 pm
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Very nice and well deserved EP!
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