Two of the more exotic individuals to be found at Pensthorpe – the Scarlet Ibis (Eudocimus ruber) and the European Bald-headed Ibis (Geronticus eremita), one of the world's most endangered birds. Though of course related, they are very different-looking birds, given a very different photographic treatment. The first shot is an interpretation of the bird's main feature: its fabulous colour. The second shot focuses on the bird's imposing eye, with the composition majoring on its impressive beak.
Canon 1Ds Mk II, Canon 100-400mm IS USM lens, 1/320th sec, f/10, 400mm at ISO 400
Canon 1Ds Mk II, Canon 100-400mm IS USM lens, 1/200th sec, f/5.6, 400mm at ISO 400