Always one of my favourite birds to photograph.
The beautiful male colours really standout especially now. The problem is trying to find it in the open, its usually half hidden behind a lot of branches and twigs. Catching one in the open is a rarity.
This particular bird was high up in a tree, but I could just get it in the clear by moving position. As usual it didn't hang around long. I was using an Olympus 300mm f4 lens with a 1.4 converter attached which gave me an 840mm reach. The image still needed cropping a lot to achieve the result, which shows how high up the bird was.
They don't make it easy for you. Thoroughly unhelpful. :)
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