Phoebe or Eastern Kingbird?

Discussion in 'Birds' started by MikeMcA², Aug 13, 2008.

  1. Most of the photogs said this was a kingbird, but looking at the books it appears kinda like a phoebe to me. I'm so confused with this birding stuff lol

    For anyone interested, D300, 400 f/2.8 AF-S II, TC20E, f/7.1, 1/640 SS.

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  2. ah.... 1200mm
    wow....
    great shot
     
  3. lol...thanks Greg. Perhaps I left out the most important parts of this equation: GT-5540LS tripod, RRS head, Wimberley Sidekick, remote release, and +20 adjustment on the AF-Fine Tune. :smile:

    It is incredible how much simply breating wobbles the image at these focal lengths.
     
  4. Phoebe

    (here's a shot of a Kingbird for comparison - notice the lack of white tips on the tail of your bird and also the banding of the wings)

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  5. Thanks Paul.