|Canon 1Ds Mk II, Canon 100-400mm IS USM lens, 1/400th sec, f/5.6, 400mm at ISO 250. Distance to subject: c 20m|
Thursday, 23 February 2012
Labels: Common Buzzard (Buteo buteo)
First the confession: I just missed the focus on this shot and, under scrutiny, it doesn't hold up well. It's posted here, however, because I really like the overall feel of the image. There is a real sense of drama, movement and the wild about it – this individual looks every inch a bird of prey intent on finding food – and the synchronicity between the bird's plumage and the background is very serendipitous. Add in those wonderful wing bars for an further highlight and I think the shot works.