Gaze of the Phainopepla
rarely seen black crested bird was photographed down by the river
in Black Canyon City. They are very difficult to approach, and
it was only through a stealthy stalk this image was obtained
with the 400mm lens. These birds eat insects by rivers and mistletoe.
The red eyes are quite piercing, and there is no other bird that
has them that is all black.
Camera: Canon 10D
Exposure: 1/1000 at f/6.3
Location: Agua Fria River, BCC, Az
Elevation: 2000 ft.
Outside Temperature: 20 C
Processing: Photoshop CS. CS Pro