Greater Racket-tailed Drongo

4 years 2 months ago - 3 years 2 months ago #1771 by admin
A Greater Racket-tailed Drongo (Dicrurus paradiseus) feeding off Gerridae water skippers at the Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary.

A Greater Racket-tailed Drongo (Dicrurus paradiseus) feeding off Gerridae water skippers at the Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary. The picture is a sequence of shots superimposed on top of each other, showing the same bird in

the action of taking the gerridae and then returning to its perch (out of sight). I watched the sequence unfold 4 times in a row with about 2 minute gaps. Unfortunately my other attempts were not in focus as I was using a wide open aperture to get a shutter speed of 1/2500, and the consequent depth of field was minimal. The camera used was shooting at only 4 frames per second, a slow camera by comparision to some of the offerings of Canon and Nikon. Nikon d800e and Nikkor 80-400, handheld!

 

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4 years 2 months ago #1773 by onflipflops
Is it time for a new picture of the month, yet?
Then I would say we've got a winner!
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4 years 2 months ago - 4 years 2 months ago #1794 by Bagheera
I really love what you have created here, a fantastic photo indeed!
That 80-400 really seems a great buy..
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4 years 2 months ago #1796 by Paul T
Replied by Paul T on topic Greater Racket-tailed Drongo
Many thanks Guys!

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