Copyright © 2017 by Ali Bernie Buga-ay, all rights reserved. Large-Tailed Nightjar: this photograph may not be used without permission.

Very happy to see this Nightjar, but not so proud of how I took this photo. The photo is sharp alright but how I got it is the part that I am not so happy about. My husband and I together with our friends scared this poor thing with our flashlights. It wasn’t able to move away because it was too stunned to even make the slightest move. It just sat there on the ground as we moved closer to it. I was just few inches away focusing my lens right in front of it. The only movement it actually did was blink its eyes. I wouldn’t want to do that ever again… but then again, who knows – If there’s that really rare owl somewhere.

Kraeng Krachan National Park
Fuji XT1 + Fujinon 50-230mm

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