Thursday, July 15, 2010

A Closer Encounter With the Blue-Banded Kingfisher

July 15 2010, I decided to take a half day off from work. I spent the entire morning at the Ulu Paip lowland forest searching for the Blue-banded Kingfisher. At 10 am, I found the subject at a small pond near the waterfall. The male Blue-banded Kingfisher perched at a rock under a tree. He was very kind to let me photograph him for 5 minutes. Due to the poor lighting condition, I had to use an ISO of 1600 to 2500. Even with this ISO range, the shutter speed was between 1/20 to 1/40, most of my shot ended up with motion blur. Here are some better one, out of the 60 shots :

This morning he allowed me to get nearer, compared to my first encounter last week.
1 D mkIV EF800 IS + TC, Center point focus, 1/20 F8 ISO 2000






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4 comments:

yen said...

still beautifully done.

Hawkeyes a.k.a Kiah said...

Hi yen,

Thanks.

WS said...

Like the first one, well done

Unravel said...

Wow Very beautiful photos of this little jewel!