How to click an Asian Paradise Flycatcher (Terpsiphone paradisi)   3 comments

How to click an Asian Paradise Flycatcher (Terpsiphone paradisi)

Clicking an adult male Asian Paradise Flycatcher is always a challenge. Besides the fact that they like to spend their time in heavily canopied trees, its the small size of their body and the long tail that poses the real problem. If you get the full picture of the bird the face appears too small and if one were to focus on the face, its quite a task to get the whole bird in the frame. The head length could just be around 1/8th the total size of the bird and the bird itself could be more than 25 cm long.

Interestingly in this picture the problem was solved with the help of another nemesis of bird photographers – the twigs and dry branches that spoil many a good shots. Here to my luck it ended up acting like a useful prop 🙂

3 responses to “How to click an Asian Paradise Flycatcher (Terpsiphone paradisi)

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  1. So cute 🙂

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