Collared Crescentchest, Cerrado, Brazil

Chasing


Being in possession of a photo of a Collared Crescentchest, an obscure, tiny tropical bird, is likely evidence of a hard core birder. There’s some noise in the background; it was quite dark when the photo was taken: f5.6, 1/250th of a second and ISO 12800. The species is skulky, lurking in the grass and…

Black-striped Capuchin, Pantanal, Brazil

Human, All Too Human


This is not (necessarily) a political post. WC has been birding in the Pantanal, in southwestern Brazil. While the birding has been good, there have been an unusual number of New World monkeys. (A word about jungle canopy photography: it’s dark under there. When you photograph a subject against the brighter sky, it’s seriously difficult…