Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Juvenile Black Phoebe on picnic table

Crisp wing edges with cinnamon wing bars and a touch of yellow on the gape at the fleshy corner of the mouth identify this Black Phoebe as a juvenile, only a couple of weeks old.

Black Phoebe
Black Phoebe. Escondido, California. June 22, 2018.
1/1000, f/5.6 @400mm, 2000 ISO
The bird perched on a concrete picnic table, so I lowered myself until I was shooting exactly level with the table top, as you can see by the feet. This gives an intimate, eye-level perspective.

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