Male Scissor-tailed Flycatcher in Flight, White Rock Lake

when wind blows 20mph or beyond, it’s not a bad idea to get ’em flycatchers in flight – especially the scissor-tails hunt in the open field. The Oklahoma state birds’ long, forked-tail enables the birds to maneuver acrobatically in high wind condition and they tend to fly low for preys, often hovering on air against the opposite wind – This is where you get the wing and tail spread shoot.

  • Canon, EOS 1D Mark IV
  • EF 500mm F4L IS USM
  • ISO 800, 1/2500, F4.0 ,500mm
  • White Rock Lake, Dallas Texas
  • May 07, 2014
scissor tailed flycatcher in flight hover

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