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POTD: Kiskadee with Prey

A Great Kiskadee in the Texas Rio Grande Valley dines on a water insect.

This image of a Great Kiskadee (Pitangus sulphuratus)South Texas Birding Experience Safari was, by far, my favorite capture from my 2016 . I’m heading back down later this week for this year’s adventure with eight enthusiastic clients. We stay in a private, air-conditioned hunting lodge and photograph from a variety of meticulously maintained photo blinds on-site.  After a hot day in the blinds, we return for home-cooked meals. 2018 dates for South Texas are TBD, but feel free to contact me if you’re interested about next year’s adventure!

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A Different Kind of Bird (Up the Irons!)

Boeing 747-400 "Ed Force One" on final approach to Denver International Airport, April 12, 2016.
Boeing 747-400 “Ed Force One” on final approach to Denver International Airport, April 12, 2016.

It’s not every day that Iron Maiden comes to town in their custom jet! I had the opportunity to watch the 747-400 “Ed Force One” arrive in Denver yesterday afternoon. For those of you unfamiliar with the jet, it’s piloted by the lead singer of the band, Bruce Dickinson, who’s a licensed commercial pilot.

Nikon D810 with 70-200mm f/4 AFS G VRII Nikkor
1/1000s f/5.6 ISO 64 (hand-held)

My recommended gear for photographing aircraft and airshows