This was taken in not very good weather (story of summer this year) which restricted what I could do with the settings.
I had waited for about 2 hours to see if this little guy would turn up, and when he did he was generous enough to perch on a brach lit by a shaft of morning sun coming through the trees. So I set the exposure using sunny f16 rule, knowing that the water would turn into a very dark backdrop. Unfortunately settings were 1/125 sec on ISO 800 with a 100-400 zoom at its max from about 30 feet so this is cropped heavily (about 10% of the frame).
Fortunately the bird had just made an abortive dive and returning to the branch so was not going particularly fast and the shutter speed blurred the wings nicely.
It ain't going to win any awards but as we rarely get to see the kingfishers this clearly, I am well happy with it.
Tags: Wildlife and nature
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