Saturday, 11 June 2011

Ruff (Philomachus pugnax)

The male Ruff is such an extraordinary looking bird that I wanted to attempt some shots that did justice to its elaborate plumage. I concentrated, then, on the ruff that gives it its name. This captive bird helped by being the perfect model…

Canon 1Ds MkII, Canon 100-400mm IS USM lens, 1/500 sec, f/5.6, 250mm at ISO 640

Canon 1Ds MkII, Canon 100-400mm IS USM lens, 1/2,000 sec, f/6.3, 400mm at ISO 640

2 comments:

  1. You certainly did justice to the species Tim, absolutely amazing shots.

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  2. That just took my breath away! Wonderful.

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