Category: Birds 'n Animals
I had been wondering how all my bird models prefer sitting in electric wires. Every time, I get a decent bird shot, the bird is usually sitting in electric wires! But, this shot was slightly better in that aspect, as I atleast managed to shoot it against some trees to get a green background - far better than the dull white backgrounds that I usually manage!
The pic is taken with the Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L tele photo lens, mounted on the Canon EOS 7D, handheld in Av mode and Auto-ISO. I had chosen a f/6.3 and the camera picked up a 1/640s exposure at ISO-400.
After hanging around for some more time, I soon got an opportunity to shoot another Green Bee Eater sitting in a branch. I stealthily got very close to the bird and managed to get a few shots - but I did not get any catch light in the bird's eyes and the lighting was a bit harsher. Nevertheless, this is so far my best non-electric-wire picture of a Green Bee Eater!
This pic comes with the same equipment and settings as the previous shot, but the lighting was bit harsher and the camera picked up 1/500s exposure at ISO-250.