White-tailed Nightjar

Another image from my recent trip to the West Indies. At our lodge there were three of these Nightjars roaming the property, but only one frequented an area where we could get any solid images. Here the bird offered a calling pose.

Cuffie River, Tobago

500mm f/4
1/200s @ f/4
ISO 1250
Gitzo Monopod
Illuminated with a torch.

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Good pose and detail. The black background works well (especially for a Nightjar!).

This is super. It doesn’t look over “flash” and the processing is superb. I only wish for just a little more head turn.

A really nice catch, Chuck. I like the calling pose a lot. Given the camera settings, when you say it was lit with a “torch”, I assume you mean the British term for a flashlight rather than a tiki :grin: torch.

What an interesting looking bird. Lovely colors. Really well done on the exposure in tough conditions.
Well done.