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Old May 19, 2014, 9:40 AM   #1
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Was having lunch outside and saw this bird alight first on one of my garden trellis poles then over to the peach tree. Taken with the E-PL2, 70-300mm shutter priority hand held 1/500 mostly @ 300mm.


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As I got closer instead of taking off it made for an area of bark mulch around a nearby hemlock, continuing it's whee-eep call.

Great Crested FlyCatcher by ramcewan, on Flickr

It sat there and let me get fairly close.

Great Crested FlyCatcher by ramcewan, on Flickr

so close I had to back off from 300mm with this one @226mm

Great Crested FlyCatcher by ramcewan, on Flickr

Finally it decided I wasn't fooled by it's attempt to hide and hopped up, called out again and took a few steps and fluttered up into a sapling.

Great Crested FlyCatcher by ramcewan, on Flickr
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Old May 19, 2014, 10:54 AM   #2
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Neat series of shots.

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Good details on this bird! Nice captures!
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Great series
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