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Olive Sided Flycatcher


Posted by ADKShooter on Sat Jul 30, 2022 12:27 pm

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This Olive Sided Flycatcher swooped down and missed a dragonfly and landed briefly right in front of me. His look made me feel like my days would have been numbered if I had been some likely prey !!
I was not searching for this flycatcher at the time this image was captured but was just fortunate that our paths crossed at this moment when he was perched lower than normally is the case. Usually, Olive Sided Flycatchers sit very high on the uppermost branches of dead trees near a swamp where they swoop down for their insect prey.

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by david fletcher on Sat Jul 30, 2022 1:09 pm
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Lots of things come to mind also when I view this.  All triggered by that direct and over powering look.  Brilliant shot Warren.  (Brothers Grimm.  The Undertaker, The Grim Reaper).  So cool!  :)
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by ADKShooter on Sat Jul 30, 2022 5:29 pm
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david fletcher wrote:
Lots of things come to mind also when I view this.  All triggered by that direct and over powering look.  Brilliant shot Warren.  (Brothers Grimm.  The Undertaker, The Grim Reaper).  So cool!  :)


I like all of them, lol !!  "The Undertaker" may be my favorite.
 

by Carol Clarke on Sat Jul 30, 2022 7:11 pm
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ADKShooter wrote:
david fletcher wrote:
Lots of things come to mind also when I view this.  All triggered by that direct and over powering look.  Brilliant shot Warren.  (Brothers Grimm.  The Undertaker, The Grim Reaper).  So cool!  :)


I like all of them, lol !!  "The Undertaker" may be my favorite.


Perfect capture of that look!  :)   exquisite detail too, Warren.

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by paul fletcher on Sat Jul 30, 2022 8:38 pm
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Great image, Warren, with excellent detail captured on the subject, plus a fine perch included, as well.
 

by gregc on Sat Jul 30, 2022 10:13 pm
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Nice head on pose, composition is great with that perch.
 

by Swissblad on Sun Jul 31, 2022 2:24 am
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Ditto - quite a "Grimm" portrait - fascinating bird.
 

by Axel Hildebrandt on Mon Aug 01, 2022 6:13 am
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Great to see one at eye level, neat perch and BG, too.
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by Mike Danzenbaker on Mon Aug 01, 2022 7:13 pm
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Amazing encounter ! As you say, normally they're up too high to even think about a photo.
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