The 'Latin' name may be not quite correct but having seen one of these take a Great Tit on our driveway last week it is apt.
"is this one a set-up?" i hear you cry... sorry, but yes - so much so that the 100 year old oak gate was carried to the site for this purpose
yes i would love to be a 'proper' photographer but time and patience dictates - and the sad truth is that most of the renowned wildlife greats Rouse, Weston etc all cheat
it's just that they don't always admit it.
"Beth" the Sparrowhawk is one of the stars of our raptor photography workshops - next one Sat 1st September, £85, 15-30 min from Tamworth (more if you are walking)
Far smaller aperture than i would normally use for this type of subject, but relatively big lens so of course was countering compression a little to ensure detail throughout and, as you will see from exif, plenty of afternoon light so no issue with forcing ISO beyond camera's capabilities or with losing shutter speed - partially assisted with - 2/3 EC
I have been on here long enough for you all to know that your comments, good/bad are all more than welcome
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