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Scientific name - Eurystomus orientalis

Habitat - Forest edge and clearings.

[350D + Sigmonster (Sigma 300-800 DG) + Sigma 2x TC, on tripod]

Canon EOS 350D
1/125s f/22.0 at 1600.0mm iso400 full exif

other sizes: small medium original auto
wildoat31-Aug-2007 14:44
I think you would admit it is not the sharpest photo in the world, but that is missing the point really.For the distance of the bird and the subject your results are quite outstanding.voted
Cliff07-Jan-2007 09:22
Oh wow, superb timing to get this shot. Nice one & voted.
Iain hirst 26-Nov-2005 03:02
Just stumbled across your site while reading your review of the Sigma 300 - 800 + 2x teleconverter on Fred M's site. What a superb shot!!!..
P.S. Could you see the 'bug' through the lens?
romy ocon17-Jul-2005 11:07
This bird was so far away (over 60 meters), that I had to snap on a 2x TC to the 800 mm Sigmonster to bring it a bit closer. Even then, I still have to heavily crop. It previously caught the insect in a flying swoop, returned to the perch, then flipped the prey in mid-air before swallowing it. I got lucky in timing the shutter press.
Guest 16-May-2005 12:45
Great Shot.
Orly Punzalan 16-May-2005 05:51
Perfect Timing! Excellent Shot!
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