I took some photos of a Kingfisher on a post near The Cottage a few days ago. They were taken at full lends magnification and the light wasn't as good as it could have been but at ISO100 and a stop of F5.6 the speed was between 1/80 and 1/160 sec. That's really too slow for a hand-held photo with a 30X magnification (approximately the equivalent of an 800mm lens). It's all part of the compromise of using a bridge camera. What was more unfortunate was that the bird had decided to sit with the light behind it so that I got a rim of light on some of the subject edges (particularly the post). Anyway I thought I'd show a few of the pics and hope for something better next time. I'm sort of doing an Adrian at the moment (only on a much much cheaper scale) and thinking of a camera with a larger sensor and RAW capability.
3 days ago