We were camped at the Elk Meadows campground at Prairie Creek Redwoods in California and this heavy gate blocked an old road to limit it to bicycles and pedestrians. One morning this Black Phoebe decided to use the gate post as a perch and I couldn’t resist it.
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The bird seems to be looking out of the frame, but with the massive gate, this crop seemed to work best-Comments?
Sony A1, FE 200-600 + 1.4 TC @ 840 mm, hand held, f/9, 1/2500, iso 5000 manual exposure. Processed in LR & PS CC. Cropped to 5337x4920. Taken at 9:51 AM on October 9th.