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Glenn Bartley

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Spotted Antbird (Costa Rica)
« on: May 15, 2013, 04:33:34 PM »

I will confess. I LOVE Antbirds!!! But unfortunately these little buggers are incredibly difficult to photograph. Denizens of the forest understorey they skulk about in the dark realms. The best chance is usually at an antswarm. This guy however was just hanging out in his territory. I was pretty happy with this one given the very difficult shooting conditions.

Hope you enjoy!



Camera Model: Canon EOS 7D
Shutter speed: 1/15 sec
Aperture: 4
Flash: On @ -1 1/3
ISO: 1600
Lens: EF500mm f/4L IS USM

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Re: Spotted Antbird (Costa Rica)
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2013, 04:52:19 PM »

Besides the beautiful capter of this bird, I think that the somewhat vague structures in the background add a lot to the overall beauty of this photo. Great shot.

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Re: Spotted Antbird (Costa Rica)
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2013, 06:34:45 PM »

Sweet! Yes, this is a very appealing bird.
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Re: Spotted Antbird (Costa Rica)
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2013, 04:23:49 AM »

Very nice.

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Re: Spotted Antbird (Costa Rica)
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2013, 04:45:02 AM »

Wonderful image!
Great shooting - 1/15th second with a 500mm lens - magnificent.

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Re: Spotted Antbird (Costa Rica)
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2013, 09:18:17 AM »

Lovely!


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Re: Spotted Antbird (Costa Rica)
« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2013, 09:22:49 AM »

It's not only an artistic challenge but also a technical one…

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