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Holguin 09-05-2012 01:42 AM

Western Kingbird
 
Hello everyone. Well this year I had horrible luck trying to get a good shot of these birds. This following pic is the only decent shot I have of this bird from this year. I was waiting for a cotton tail rabbit to sprint across the road when this kingbird landed for a couple of seconds on a nearby perch.
C&C welcomed and encouraged.
Nikon 300s l Nikon 300F4 w/1.7 tc l ISO 640 l 1/1250 l F8 l Multi Segment l Manual l HH.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8179/7...97282586_c.jpg

Luckyjon 09-05-2012 03:41 AM

Re: Western Kingbird
 
Hi Robert great shot, congrats on getting your Kingbird, there are several birds that elude my camera, like a Magpie and Robin in Europe and a Black Bush Robin here in Arabia, so I well understand how pleased you must have been to get the photo.

Ted Byrne 09-05-2012 04:30 AM

Re: Western Kingbird
 
Congrats on the Kingbird Robert. I've never seen one before. Very nice pic!
Gotta love that 300 f4 too. I just reluctantly sold mine to get to 500mm.

ceropegia 09-05-2012 09:26 AM

Re: Western Kingbird
 
Wonderful shot, interesting perch. Lucky too - thanks to the rabbit. Did it ever appear?

Frogstar 09-05-2012 10:10 AM

Re: Western Kingbird
 
Great shot Robert and congratulations on getting an elusive capture.

Gautam 09-06-2012 01:35 AM

Re: Western Kingbird
 
Lovely shot Robert

bobobird 09-06-2012 02:08 AM

Re: Western Kingbird
 
What a lovely bird and shot.

uk2usa 09-06-2012 04:47 AM

Re: Western Kingbird
 
Nicely done Robert. I always tend to oversaturate my Western Kingbirds, but you have some beautiful tones in this image - really very nice

gilfish 09-06-2012 03:13 PM

Re: Western Kingbird
 
First shot Ive seen of the Western Kingbird. He's much lighter and has yellow. Congrats! We get the Eastern KB here.

dougste 09-06-2012 10:04 PM

Re: Western Kingbird
 
Very nice Robert, looks to be a young bird. Love the pose looking back.

Doug


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