Common Threadtail
Elattoneura glauca
The Common Threadtail (Elattoneura glauca) ranges from central and west Africa into South Africa. Its preferred habitat includes the grassy edges of flowing streams. The shot here of a male was taken along a stream in the Blyde River Canyon, Mpumalanga Province, South Africa. The shot was taken in January, 2006, with a Canon EOS 1D Mark II and EF 300mm F/4 L IS lens and 2X extender with a 580 flash.