Vermilion Flycatchers — Females

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I post images of Vermilion Flycatchers from time to time. Usually, it’s the males, with their brilliant scarlet plumage. Personally, I believe that the females of this species are just as pretty as are the males, just more subtly so. Today, I’m posting a couple of images that I think prove my point.

With females the orange plumage on their abdomens is their most striking feature. That feature is often concealed. But when the female perches in just the right light and at just the right angle, the orange glows as if lit from the interior.

Images made with a Canon R5, Canon RF 100-500mm f4.5-7.1 IS L zoom lens, M setting (auto ISO). First image, ISO 500, f7.1 @ 1/1000, -1 stop exposure compensation. Second image, ISO 1600, f7.1 @ 1/800.

One Reply to “Vermilion Flycatchers — Females”

  1. burrdoo says:

    Best color capture of a female I’ve seen yet.

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