Saturday, 26 January 2013
But I was out in the field the entire day to take full advantage of the scarce winter conditions, that make the environment so beautiful. After a morning session with Bullfinches (Pyrrhula pyrrhula/Goudvink) that did not want to pose in front of the camera, I went to a forest hut. Timing really worked out well now. On my arrival it just started to snow and this Eurasian Jay (Garrulus glandarius/Gaai), a.k.a. as the big boss of this feeding station, showed up frequently. I like this setting with blurry snowflakes all around the bird, and the reflection of light from below (i.e. from the snow cover on the forest floor). I opt for ISO-800 and a large aperture to increase shutter time, attempting to freeze the falling snow.
* Canon EOS 5D Mark II, 500mm/f4.0; ISO-800, f5, 1/500s; tripod.