11/23/2010: Mr. Vermillion

I chased this Vermillion Flycatcher around the Edinburg City Park next door to the Edinburg Scenic Wetlands World Birding Center for about an hour. Actually I was also chasing the Ringed Kingfisher who was hunting up and own the arroyo at the edge of the park, but the Vermillion was always tantalizingly tucked back far in the branches or way over on the other side of the water. He seemed intent on staying out of the sun, and when I finally caught him close, he was resting in the shade of a post on the fence.

The second shot, by the way, is out at about the maximum reach of my Canon SD4000IS/ZEISS DiaScope digiscoping rig: shot at the equivalent of about 6000mm from at least 150 yards. I do not generally even attempt such shots, but this actually came out pretty well.

Digiscoped as above. Shot number one at about about  50 feet.

Processed in Lightroom for intensity and sharpened.

3 Responses to “11/23/2010: Mr. Vermillion”

  1. 1 Wendy Hollands
    11/23/2010 at 12:45 pm

    wow what a beautiful bird, a first for me! Love the perspective of the first one!!

  2. 2 Catherine Costolo
    11/23/2010 at 4:01 pm

    The first one is gorgeous!

  3. 11/23/2010 at 7:47 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous little bird, great captures!!!

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