Eastern Kingbird

Very early morning shot. These guys only hunt in the early morning hours when the gnats and other small flying insects are nicely backlit against the sky. This bird is not much bigger than a medium sized hand.

Technical Details

Composite: No
D500, 200-500 @400mm, f/7.1, 1/250, ISO 500

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The little head tilt is great! Kingbirds are so lovely and interesting. I see them while kayaking often, but they like to perch so high sometimes. I particularly like this perch and its weathered, lichen-y goodness. And the little bit of spider silk with water droplets.

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