Here’s another image I’ve finished processing from a session last week. This individual was watching a buzzard soaring overhead. When you have watched Kingfishers for several hours you find out what makes them tick and start to predict what they are going to do next. Hearing a Buzzard calling I knew this Kingfisher would instantly look up at the sky when it flew over. They do this ‘sky pointing’ behaviour quite a lot and to most things… gulls, helicopters, herons…so I had plenty of opportunities to get this image. I kept this bird fairly small in the frame as well. I could have easily placed the 1.4x converter on and achieved a bigger image in portrait orientation but felt this was a better composition.
European Kingfisher, Alcedo atthis, May, 2012.
Canon 1D mkIV with Canon 500mm f/4 L IS lens.