« on: March 09, 2014, 03:29:54 PM »
I've been wanting to get a decent photo of a Vermillion Flycatcher for a long time. These birds are fairly common in our area (southeastern Arizona) but are the devil to shoot. They never sit still long enough to get a decent shot, or the light is wrong, or there are intervening branches and twigs. It's always something with these birds. This morning, however, everything worked out. We are experiencing high winds today with peak gusts of more than 30mph. This little guy was hanging on to his perch for dear life, not wanting to fly. That gave me the opportunity to set up a shot. 5Diii, 400DO, "M" setting, 1/640 @ f7.1, ISO 250.