Copyright © 2019 by Ali Bernie Buga-ay, all rights reserved.
Rufous-browed Flycatchers: this photograph may not be used without permission.

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



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