He was standing far off , and has no bite marks to prove his passion for photography ! I'm glad you understand - every bird/wildlife photographer needs a personal mosquito swatter; unfortunately I think the world is not ready for it yet :)
Thusie, replaced the photo with less dark on front hopefully! so prompt of me to take advice, sitting in a motel and all that :)actually, I'm completely mosquito-bitten all over - tried to get close to this and other birds in some swamp with that heavy 200-400mm, couldn't even wave off mosquitoes, didn't have a spare hand :)the traumas of wildlife and bird photography !
thanks, Thusie/Rick !Thusie, It doesn't seem so dark on my monitor, but maybe - the highlights were getting blown so I played a little with shadow/highlights - I might have darkened it more it was unfortunately - will see if I can process more! thanks