Zenfolio | Tom KELLIE | Porini Lion — Euplectes jacksoni
Created 6-Feb-18
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~ Whenever I observe male widowbirds in breeding plumage fluttering before plunging into tall grass, my camera lens is employed in seeking a reliable image of their behavior. In this instance, Euplectus jacksoni, Jackson's Widowbird, was active near the track. The bird's constant motion was a challenge when shooting in Manual Mode. Euplectus jacksoni is quite a striking example of tail plumage utilized in courtship.
Euplectes jacksoni in Tall GrassDetail of Jackson's Widowbird Flying Above GrassJackson's Widowbird Flying Above GrassDetail of Euplectes jacksoni in FlightEuplectes jacksoni in FlightEuplectes jacksoniJackson's Widowbird

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Keywords:EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II, EOS 1D X, Euplectus jacksoni, Jackson's Widowbird, Kenya, Porini Lion