Lilac-breasted Roller: near Lake Mbruo National Park, Uganda, August 2022 — The Lilac-breasted Roller deserves another post (I think, at least). Two more shots from the roadside on our way from Kabale to Lake Mburo. Such a glorious bird! Sony Rx10iv at 600mm equivalent. Program mode with my custom birds and wildlife modifications. Processed in Pixelmator Pro and Apple Photos. ISO 100 @ f4 @ 1/1000th, plus 1.3EV and ISO 125 @ f4 @ 1/500th, plus 2.3EV.
Rufous-browed Peppershrike: San Vito, Costa Rica, December 2022 — We drove down to the town of San Vito, cutting down a narrow steep shortcut to come out the other side of town by the airport. There is a woodworking shop there where birders park to overlook the little wetland in the valley below in hopes of some interesting water birds. It is a long shot, but there are sometimes some brushy birds in the waste ground around the shop as consolation prizes…on this visit a Rufous-browed Peppershrike, down low. This is a mid- and high-canopy bird of forest edges, so seeing it in bush 5 feet from the ground in the open was kind of special. It stayed well tucked back in the bush and was only in clear view for the moment when I happened to be looking through the camera. 🙂 Sony Rx10iv at 600mm equivalent. Program mode with my custom birds and wildlife modifications. Processed in Pixelmator Pro and Apple Photos. ISO 400 @ f4 @ 1/500th.