A Coppersmith Barbet has been making a nest in a dead tree near my house. I have spent quite a lot of time and many frames to capture the bird in mid-flight. Here are a images.
A few weeks ago, I had written that I was looking forward to shoot a bird that used to frequent our neighbourhood.
Here is the bird a Coppersmith Barbet.
- Finally, subject in the frame, https://twentymegahertz.wordpress.com/2016/09/22/finally-subject-in-the-frame/
- Coppersmith barbet – Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coppersmith_barbet
- Coppersmith Barbet or Crimson-breasted Barbet – AvianWeb, https://www.beautyofbirds.com/coppersmithbarbets.html
- Coppersmith Barbet (Psilopogon haemacephalus) – BirdLife species, http://www.birdlife.org/datazone/species/Coppersmith-Barbet
Since the purchase of the Canon 700D, I have been looking forward to the Coppersmith Barbet alighting on the tree opposite my window. It was missing for many months. Finally I saw it a couple of days ago. But by the time I pulled out the camera, the bird decided to fly away to another tree. Catching it with me kit lenses was impossible.
I am still waiting for the chance to get a nice photo of the bird.
For the past few months, I am missing a subject – a Coppersmith Barbet – that used to make a regular appearance on the tree opposite my window.
I have had the opportunity of taking pictures of this bird using my Kodak DX6490. Since the time I purchased a Canon 700D, the bird has not made an appearance.