Black Phoebe in Reeds

Taken Nov. 29, 2010, at the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge using a Canon 7D, 1/250, f7.1, ISO800, Canon 400mm f5.6L lens.

Taken Nov. 29, 2010, at the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge using a Canon 7D, 1/250, f7.1, ISO800, Canon 400mm f5.6L lens.

2 thoughts on “Black Phoebe in Reeds”

  1. I thought I saw you out there yesterday. I was looking for a truck with a molar bag in the window. When I drove by you you were head down and working so I did not try to get your attention to say hi. I was on a time schedule due to a friend’s need to be back to town or I would have waited. Somehow I knew you’d find and photograph the black Phoebe I heard was in the area. Great shot Dennis. Your effort to catch the bird on clean background paid off.

    1. Thanks Bruce! Sorry I “missed” you at the refuge and thanks for being considerate. I’m sure we’ll meet up again soon. I’m not a huge fan of white backgrounds but I had no choice here if I wanted the bird illuminated at all. I used flash here as he was tucked down out of the light with a glare coming off the water behind him. The flash blew out what wasn’t already white in the background but at least most of the feather detail is visible on the bird. I hope some day to get him on a teasel with a decent background. But for now, this will have to do!

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