Black Phoebe (Sayornis nigricans), bird in the Morro Creek outflow

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    Black Phoebe (Sayornis nigricans), bird in the Morro Creek outflow to Morro Strand State Beach, Morro Bay, CA., 17 Dec. 2008. Photo by Michael "Mike" L. Baird bairdphotos.com Canon 1D Mark III w/ 300mm f/2.8 IS lens with 1.4X II tele-extension, circular polarizer, handheld.
    I was, by mistake, on Aperture Priority here at f/13, giving me a longer than desired 1/40th handheld shot - several others I took during the same burst were blurrier.

    Thanks to Jerry Kirkhart and Linda Tanner
    for the identification correction to Black Phoebe (Sayornis nigricans) !

    minicooper93402, skinnythia, and 2 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. dave and rose 77 months ago | reply

      Great photo, great bird, love this guy

    2. Froghorn Leghorn 77 months ago | reply

      Lovely shot Mike. This little guy just has a quality about em y'know? I always shoot on Ap priority at F8 but only because I have a lens that is useless at anything else, unlike your premo piece!

    3. minicooper93402 77 months ago | reply

      what a delightful photo! the phoebe is one of my favorite birds and you caught him perfectly.

    4. goingslo 77 months ago | reply

      Perfect clarity and details and nice texture on the bark...are you sure you don't have a Black Phoebe here instead of a Says?

    5. grandmasandy+chuck 77 months ago | reply

      Beautiful detail and composition.

    6. docentjoyce 77 months ago | reply

      Very nice Phoebe.

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