Eastern PhoebeMay 2005


In the beginning of April, I was experimenting with a different lens combination while walking outside, and the eastern phoebe was the first bird I came across that morning. For once, the bird was staying quite still. Here it is demonstrating the art of turning one's head 180 degrees.
Eastern phoebe with head turn
  Concentrating on focusing, I assumed I was photographing a catbird. At home, when I examined the photos on my monitor, I realized it was something else. Out came the ID books. For once, identification seemed straightforward: my first eastern phoebe.
Eastern phoebe
  Photo note: I used a Pentax *istD, with the SMC-A* 300mm lens and the Pentax 2x multiplier for these photos.

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