The first negs that I have had a chance to scan and edit (albeit roughly since I haven't gotten onto a very sharp scanner yet) are the photos I took alongside ornithologists in Brazil. These are quite possibly the last bird photos I'll take before the publication of my book of ornithological photographs next autumn. Which is kind of exciting. And so, here they are, my bye-bye birdies...
The prize of the trip in terms of color is likely this Blue Manakin... They're truly remarkable birds and they're really good dancers, which I most definitely appreciate:
Kingfishers are amongst my favorite species of birds, so I was very excited to have a chance to photograph this Green Kingfisher. I've depicted him dive bombing, which is how this species hunts fishes:
White-throated Spadebills are weird little tyrant flycatchers with big broad bills and very tiny bodies:
It was kind of the trip of the flycatchers... Here's an Ochre-faced Tody-flycatcher:
In the past it seems most flycatchers are pretty unphotogenic in nets. So I was pleased that so many were cooperating in Brazil. Two more flycatcher species, the Small-billed Elaenia and a Fuscous Flycatcher:
And an Olivaceous Woodcreeper...
Two spinetails... The Grey-bellied Spinetail and Spix's Spinetail:
And a fitting finale to my bird photographs, here's a Rufous Hornero mooning my camera:
Well, I still have lots of medium-format photos as well as garden photos left to scan. So I'd better get to it. More soon! In the meantime, happy holidays. -T.