Flame-breasted Fruit-Dove (Ptilinopus marchei, a Philippine endemic) Photographed by Tonji Ramos at the Sierra Madre mountains on March 2010 Canon 5Dmk2, 500mm, 1.4x, 1/250, f6.3, ISO500, tripod, manual exposure
I'll see this uncommon endemic dove only in my dreams because of its remote habitat. Meantime this photo, the best I've seen of this species taken in the wild, should be the closest many birdnuts can get to the colorful dove.
Big congrats, Tonji.... what an exciting Sierra Madre sortie!
Congratulations Tonji. I was betting on the Whiskered Pitta but than you came out with a better picture of this Flame-breasted Fruit-dove. When it comes to bird photography, Romy knows best. Well done Tonji & Mabuhay.
Wow, congrats Tonji! Wonderful capture of a hardcore birdnut bird! As Ka Mastah have said this could be the nearest we could be for this species as the degree of difficulty to get this species is way over the top for most of us. Thanks for sharing your adventures, we were able to see this bird in all its majesty without producing a single sweat.
Canon EOS 5DMIII, 5DMII, 40D, Powershot S3IS, D10, G12 600 mm L f4 IS, 300 mm L f4 IS, Sigma 70-300mm APO DG, EFS 18-55 IS, EF 16-35mm 2.8 II, 1.4x Kenko Teleplus Pro, 2x Kenko Teleplus MC7, 1.4x Sigma TC Manfrotto 055PROB, 393 Gimbal Head, Canon Speedlite580EX II
Thanks for the nice comments guys. Sylvia, Nicky and I were super lucky with this one individual. It posed for some time and we had the sun behind us. It's always nice to have a little luck when taking bird photos.