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Mockingbird(?)
Lens: pentax DA* 300mm F/4 ED (IF) SDM + 1.4x HD DA AF Rear Converter AW Camera: K3 Photo Location: Laguna de Santa Rosa ISO: 400 Shutter Speed: 1/1000s Aperture: F5.6 
Posted By: PeggyR, 05-24-2016, 08:17 PM

Not sure if this is a mockingbird.

I really love the results using the 300 mm DA*, even though auto-focus is a continuing frustration. This one took multiple tries to get the focus on the bird, not the twig.

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05-24-2016, 08:19 PM   #2
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A great shot, good lighting fully detailed.
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QuoteOriginally posted by PeggyR Quote
This one took multiple tries to get the focus on the bird, not the twig.

Thanks for persisting Peggy. Lovely image IMO.
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You made the humble mockingbird look like a king.

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Rough-Winged Swallow, I think. Mockingbirds are mimic thrushes, and have a different morphology.
Longer legs, probably 2X the size of a swallow, defined stripes on the wings and yellow eyes with prominent eye stripe.

They're both pretty bold birds, and will let you take good pictures.

Laguna de Santiago? California birds may be different. I don't think this is a Northern Mockingbird, though. Your swallows may be different.
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It's one of the small species of Tyrant Flycatchers. We can't see the wing coverts to see if there are wing bars. However, the olive on the breast and lack of eye ring suggest one of the Wood-Pewees. rather than one of the Empidonax species. Your geographic location suggests Western Wood-Pewee (Contopus sordidulus).
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what are your AF settings? I struggled with these type of shots on my K-5, but haven't had many issues on the K-3II.
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Very nicely done Peggy.

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QuoteOriginally posted by PeggyR Quote
Not sure if this is a mockingbird.

I really love the results using the 300 mm DA*, even though auto-focus is a continuing frustration. This one took multiple tries to get the focus on the bird, not the twig.
Nice bird.
Thanks for sharing
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QuoteOriginally posted by PeggyR Quote
Not sure if this is a mockingbird.

I really love the results using the 300 mm DA*, even though auto-focus is a continuing frustration. This one took multiple tries to get the focus on the bird, not the twig.
nice! looks like a western wood peewee
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Having learned a few things since guessing a swallow above, I'd say a phoebe or pewee now. We've had phoebes nesting near the yard for a few years, and they're entertaining hunters.
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