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2020 - May - Birds

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Rules that are always applicable are as follows:

  1. One photo per answer, and no more than 5 answers per user per contest.
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Rules for May are as follows:

  1. Birds - Pictures of birds
  2. The contest will last the whole month of May and to be clear, we use UTC, just like the site itself.
  3. There is no constraint on when the photo must have been taken.

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Photo Fan-tailed warbler (Cisticola juncidis), s'Albufera Natural Park, Mallorca, December 2017.

Taken with my Nikon D5300 and 70-300mm AF-S at 300mm, f/6.3, ISO 400, 1/1600s.

This photo was taken on a five-day visit to Mallorca specifically to go birdwatching in s'Albufera. It was very clearly off season: most of the hotels were closed, a few had the builders in, and one appeared to have an occupancy of 4 people and a capacity of about 1000. The supermarkets, bars, and restaurants were also largely closed. But there were still plenty of birds around, so for me it was a good trip.

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Jon Ericson‭ wrote about 4 years ago

What I like about this shot is that it must have been hard to spot in that very similarly-colored grass. Well done!

Peter Taylor‭ wrote about 4 years ago

@JonEricson, I saw it when it moved. Generally with smaller birds like this the problem isn't so much seeing them in the first place as the bird staying still while the camera focusses (and the autofocus getting the bird rather than a nearby branch).

Monica Cellio‭ wrote about 4 years ago · edited about 4 years ago

I love this one too because you've managed to capture the bird in a similar background and foreground. (Same is true for your other photo here too.)