Antbirds are incredibly difficult birds to photograph. They are for the most part big-time skulkers and they live in the dark realms of the forest. High ISOs and a lot of frustration are the norm when trying to photograph them. Perhaps the best way to get images of these guys is to find an army ant swarm and to position yourself in the middle of it. That's what I did here and it paid off :)
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Best Images of 2011 here: http://www.glennbartley.com/naturephotography/articles/the%20best%20of%202011.html
Camera Model: Canon EOS 7D
Shutter speed: 1/30 sec
Focal length: 700mm
I've never seen or heard of this bird - Excellent work!
antbirds are frustrating to find let alone photograph! absolutely amazing shot!