A very rare “familiar” scene of this specie. Shot near Santiago de Chile, Chile, at Batuco´s wetland. Nikon D800 + BG; Nikkor 500 mm + TC1.4; hide and tripod; laying down on my belly.
Nikon D800 Nikkor 500 + TC 1.4 Tripod No flash ISO 4000 1/3200 f/9 Very difficult specie to photograph on fly, even more landing on a perch. The “chuncho” (Austral pigmy owl) is one of the smallest owls in the whole world – about 20 cm. tall – lives in Chile up to 2.000 m.a.s.l. […]
As I always say, best results of taking pictures are when we do the thing that we know to do best: wait. After a lot of shoots on this subject finally he gave me a fraction of second on this perch posing for me. This is the best-coloured bird in the whole Chilean territory. Very […]
I was waiting for a hummingbird when this Fio Fio (Elaenia albiceps chilensis) perches on this flower. Suddenly the wasp appears attracting his attention. Result: unexpected meal. Note: Thanks very much to all who votes for my “Andean hummingbird” for best photo of the year 2012.
The Picaflor Cordillerano (Oreotrochilus leucopleurus) is one of the six species of hummingbirds of Chile and the most colorful of them all. Is not easy to find and even harder to photograph. To achieve my purpose I needed to explore various environments where the birds might be nesting, perhaps on the roof of a small […]