Nightjar


For three consecutive night I tried to catch this bird, but failed.
Tonight I was lucky. I got five shots of this ‘burung tukang’ before it flew away.
Perched on the wire cable very near my car porch. Very loud ‘chonk, chonk, chonk’ sound.
The problems was, very difficult to focus in the dark.

Original Date/Time = 2008:02:05 02:30:30
Large-tailed Nightjar (Caprimulgus macrurus)
Local name Tukang Malas
Size (cm) 30
Habitat Open country

Reference here.

# Exposure Time (1 / Shutter Speed) = 4 seconds
# Aperture/F-Stop = F8
# Exposure Program = aperture priority (3)
# ISO Speed Ratings = 1600
# Original Date/Time = 2008:02:05 02:31:11
# Exposure Bias (EV) = 0/3 = 0
# Metering Mode = pattern / multi-segment (5)
# Flash = Flash fired, compulsory flash mode
# Focal Length = 400/1 mm = 400 mm

One comment

  1. Hi Doc!, You shot this fella at 2:30 am!Near \’subuh\’…. you must be hard core birder! :-).

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