I have taken shots of the Ashy Drongo many times few years back and they were not as good with a short telephototo lens, and yet, even this one that I have now is not as perfect as I want it. Birds are birds, we can only always try next time to take a better shot.
I like the character and behavior of the Ashy Drongo than the others, this bird is different and more approachable according to my own experience. This one was just right in front of me and it was getting very late so the difficulty to use the remaining light was a chore. I had a very short moment to set my camera to the situation, pressed the shutter button and the bird took off. I was worried at first if I lost the bird after it flew above me, so I decided to give it a chase, I could not find it and suddenly as I look above, I was frightened to see it just right there.
Khao Yai National Park, Thailand
Nikon D500 + Nikkor 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR
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