|Sri Lanka Blue Magpie, Sinharaja|
The magpie is truly a spectacular bird, but a hard one to photograph in the thick tangle of the understory where we found them. There always seem to be vines in the way, unwanted leaves and hotspots, or a bird that insists on facing the wrong way on a branch. Maddening! In the end, I got just a half dozen hard-won portraits. Forget about getting behavior, or social interaction; shooting a real story on these birds would take weeks, if not months. Still, I'm happy to have gotten anything at all.
Nikon D3, 300mm f2.8 lens