Portrait non-breeding male Tyrannidae Pyrocephalus rubinus Vermilion Flycatcher St Marks National Wildlife Refuge Florida Americana Collection

Vermilion Flycatcher – Americana Collection

My experience has been that most birds in the wild are skittish. This non-breeding male Vermilion Flycatcher Pyrocephalus rubinus seemed to be curious about my presence in it’s space near the East River Pool at Saint Marks National Wildlife Refuge on the Florida Gulf Coast. If my camera had been on a tripod instead of a monopod the distinctively colored bird probably would have landed on the lens.

camera: Nikon D500 | lens: AF Nikkor VR 400mm f/2.8G IF-ED with Nikon AF-S TC14E III
effective focal length: 820mm | support: monopod
exposure: f/8 – 1/1600 – ISO 500