Conservation Status: Least ConcernBy Ali Bernie Buga-ay / Admin
The Rufous-browed Flycatcher or Anthipes solitaris is bird from the Flycatcher family or Muscicapidae. Found in Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam; its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forest and high elevation habitats like Chiang Mai, Mae Wong National Park are perfect, it is such a source of cuteness of a bird.
I traveled alone to Mae Wong National Park after all of these rare birds showing up and I had no idea if they are still there or if they would come if I stake them out. I tried to be confident as ever and I was just so happy that these pair showed up and entertained also giving me a a chance of a life time to get this double shot without having to manipulate this in post.
Thanks Prin Pattawaro for your valuable knowledge and ideas that you have shared to me in photographing birds and they work in fantastic ways.
This is not a composite image, there were really two of them that landed on that rock and I was ready to take the shot all the time, so I got this wonderful moment. Some of the shots, the other bird was out of focus while the other was in focus. I don’t know how luck and timing played here but they both stopped and looked at me exactly where the lens focused. So here we are having this fantastic capture.
Location: Mae Wong National Park, Thailand
Date: April 23, 2019
Camera and Lens: Nikon D500 + Nikkor 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR
Tripod and Gimbal: Fotopro E9| Fotopro LH-10A
Accessories: Carry Speed FS-Pro| OSKA Nik EN-EL 15
Nitecore UNK1 | Toshiba FlashAir 64GB
"and let birds fly above the earth across the vault of the sky"
Sevendays of Creation would like to thank Ep-ep Montero and his friends for being the best people in the world. Our van can’t make it to the farm of Benjamin Torregosa Maputi Jr. as the road was horribly bad. We met Ep-ep Montero on the road as they were also looking for the way to Maputi Bird Preserve, they went ahead. I paid a motorcycle to go to find Ben so he can pick us up from where we stopped; instead, I found Ep-ep Montero’s truck on the road side. I stopped the motorcycle to chat with them, timely, he was actually writing a note for us with his mobile phone number so they can take us from where we were if needed. Yes! we needed them so badly, they drove back down the hill and loaded our stuff even though they were overloaded already. From the bottom of our hearts Ali Bernie Buga-ay and Harry Miller we thank you so much. It was a fantastic night with you guys around the campfire as we sang song of praise to the Creator, sharing joys of adventures and the love for our Maker. Thank you so much.