This was taken on the banks of Lake Bunyoni in Uganda. I had twisted my ankle and was confined to my tent for the day, which just happened to be on stilts at tree level, there was a beautiful Flame Tree right outside our balcony. The perfect location to sit quietly and watch the local bird population flitting around.
Would this be classed as a Natural History shot at competiton level? I've darkened the background and added a small amount of vinette to the corners but as far as the bird is concerned, I've just added a little sharpening, I know you're not supposed to tamper with a Natural History shot.
Critique and mods greatefully accepted, hopefully this time I've included the metadata per comments on yesterdays image. Can someone please let me know if this did not come over.
|Camera:||Canon EOS 400D |
|Lens:||EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM |
|Recording media:||RAW (digital)|
|Date Taken:||7 Jul 2011 - 8:55 AM|
|Lens Max Aperture:||f/5.6|
|Exposure Mode:||Aperture-priority AE|
|Flash:||Off, Did not fire|
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