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Eastern Kingbird Feeding

Image # 1D2_04889

Lake Marion


Canon 600L/f4 IS with 1.4x II Teleconverter

ISO 1250, f/5.6, 1/1250 second

Manual Exposure

Gitzo 1329/ArcaSwiss B1/Wimberley Sidekick


This was taken much later in the day. The first part of the day saw a reasonable amount of sunshine, but by mid-afternoon, the skies were fairly dark, and the wind had picked up significantly. In fact, we thought some storms were heading our way, and that we might have to end our day early. It later cleared up, fortunately, but we did have several hours of fairly poor light. This shot was taken in those conditions. Keeping out of the wind, we explored some more sheletered back waters, and saw several Eastern Kingbirds. I was watching one when it suddenly took off, quickly grabbed a large bug in mid-air, and returned to its perch. I was able to get several shots before they were both gone.