Common Potoo (Nyctibius griseus)
Common Potoo (Nyctibius griseus) perched on a branch in Ecuador.
I was really excited to find this fellow sitting out on his branch during my second Ecuador Workshop. Although I had seen Potoos on several occasions this was the first time I found one that was in a good setting for photography. Potoos roost completely still during the day so I was able to slap on a 2x converter and manually focus.
These nocturnal birds sure do have a lot of confidence in their camouflage don't they!
Camera Model: Canon EOS 7D
Shutter speed: 1/100 sec
Exposure compensation: -1/3
Focal length: 1000mm (500mm + 2x)