Monday, 20 February 2012


Everything shaped up perfectly for this shot. The Turnstones themselves were foraging happily and were comfortable being pretty close; the light on the North Norfolk coast at the weekend was fabulous, allowing for a much smaller aperture and consequently a much sharper image; and the Turnstone dominating the shot stopped its usual bobbing feeding action for long enough to capture its head framed against a clear background with colours echoing its own plumage.

Canon 1Ds MkII, Canon 100-400mm IS USM lens, 1/500th sec, f/13, 400mm at ISO 400. Distance to subject: < 4m


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