Mangrove Blue Flycatcher Singapore

As I was photographing this flycatcher, I was enjoying it’s constant melodious call. It is one of the most pleasing natural sounds I have ever heard, just like in the movies. This particular bird was nesting with another female flycatcher. I was lucky enough to witness the feeding sessions with it’s young. Unfortunately I was unable to photograph the feeding due to the cluttered environment. This bird was pretty small so it easily went through the spacings of the branches, a photographer’s nightmare to focus accurately at the subject!

The Mangrove Blue Flycatcher (Cyornis rufigastra) is about 14cm. Photographed in a mangrove in Pulau Ubin (Singapore).

Photographed with Nikon D300 + Sigma 300-800mm F5.6 EX DG (Sigmonster) on Wimberley Head II + Gitzo 2330 Basalt @

600mm (35mm equivalent 900mm) , ISO 250, 1/30th sec, F7.1, spot metering.
Subject Distance: 6.31meters

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