Saturday 10 April 2010

Reed Bunting Gallery

This Reed Bunting posed beautifully on the reed-mace this morning. Unconcerned by my presence, I was able to get to within about 4 metres, and took somewhere in the region of 300 shots. If you're technically-minded and have a fondness for waterproof clothing, I used the Canon EF 400mm f5.6L, tripod-mounted. Tripods are boring and tiresome, but it's difficult to argue against the extra sharpness that can be achieved. ISO was 400, and exposure was f7.1 at 1/1600 for most of these. AI Servo, AV priority, all 45 focus points activated. I've been hoping to take these photos for some time, but circumstances have always conspired against me. This morning however, it all came good.

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