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PIC OF THE WEEK: 09/28/09 • PREVIOUS WEEKNEXT WEEKALL 2009 PICS

Bird Pic Of The Week

Eastern Wood Pewee

(Contopus virens)

Where: Powhatan, VA • Powhatan Wildlife Management Area

Notes: The more I am out walking with my camera, the more aware I am that behavioral study has somehow become a tool in my nature photography bag. Properly used it has often placed me in good circumstance to capture an image. Weather it is a nest site, a food source or simply a favorable habitat, birds are occasionally predictable. Ahead up the trail, this woodland flycatcher was perched low on a branch of an understory tree. It flew out a few feet, grabbed an insect in mid-flight and then, returned to its original perch. This is a common feeding strategy for nearly all flycatchers. They sit and wait in one place for the food to wander by. This Pewee had flown back into the woods as I approached, but didn't go far, so I decided to see if it would return. I often carry a compact folding chair with me to sit and wait (with back support) for just such situations. I sat where there was good light direction, far enough away so the bird might return. With a clear view to that branch and after only about ten minutes wait, the bird returned and I was ready.

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Equipment: Canon EOS 40D • Canon 100-400mm Zoom L Series Lens • 1.4X Converter • Monopod

Exposure: Shutter Speed = 1/60 second • Aperture = f 8.0 • Exposure Mode = Aperture Priority • Focus Mode: One Shot • Lens (Focal) Length = 400 mm • ISO = 1000 • Aprox. Camera Distance = ~12 Feet • Date Shot: 08-07-09

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