The brilliant red plumage worn by the male Vermilion Flycatcher (Pyrocephalus rubinus) is the source of his common name, "The Flying Tomato."
Behind the lens.
Typically, the smaller the bird the faster it flits about. Vermilion Flycatchers are small birds that sit on a perch and watch for flying insects. They never sit for long, and they are equally likely to launch in any direction. Since I don't use autofocus lenses, my efforts at catching a sharp, well-timed flight image of the "Flying Tomato" are, so far, fruitless.
Vermilion FlycatcherbirdredJohn Ashley