Hermit Thrush ... Catharus guttatus

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Clayton Hare

Yvan, 100% of my wildlife shots are handheld ... mostly with the Sigma DD 150-500mm lens attached. Never seems to be any time to fuss with a tripod. No doubt the shots would be much better, if I did, though. :-)

Jeannette Reimer

Wow, love this one! Superb photo- Well done Zircon!

Yvan Leduc

Hi Zircon ! You have a very good camera, and this shot is so sharp ! the sharpness of the Nikon !! Do you use a monopod for your 500mm ? Thanks for your nice comments, and maybe one day i will post again my solarisations ! Have a good day of photography .

This is what I aim for when shooting birds. The percentage of times I can achieve it, though, is not exactly high. This one I'm definitely pleased with. It is not a crop, so I guess that tells you why the amount of detail is good. He just stayed there and let me shoot him ... I believe he was tired ... once he even appeared to yawn. The Cornell Lab of Ornithology web site ,All About Birds, mentions two body types of Hermit Thrush ... stocky, and chubby. This one definitely falls into the chubby category.
Taken By
Clayton Hare
Taken On
June 7, 2012
hermit thrush catharus guttatus thrush chubby thrush" chubby bird western newfoundland nikon d300 sigma dg 150-500mm
  • Focal: 500
  • Shutter speed: 0.0125 sec
  • Aperture: f/ 6.3
  • ISO: 200

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