Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Bird in Cherry Blossoms on White Background

Japanese White Eye, bird, cherry blossoms

This Doesn't Happen Everyday



This photo was taken not far from yesterday's 16 steps position, only at a higher elevation.

So, maybe there were 40 steps involved, in getting up on the roof over my office.

The Mejiro (Japanese White Eye) is a fairly fast moving bird.

Luckily, it stopped for a split second in front of a white background, with plenty of sunshine.

That gave me a chance, to crank the shutter speed way up into the thousands.

Camera:  Pentax K3

Lens:  Sigma 50-500MM using a 1.4 converter.  Focal length 700MM

Exposure:  f/9  1/4000   ISO 200

Location:  Kin Town, Okinawa, Japan

Date and Time:  FEB 17 2016  3:42PM


Mikku @ ClickOkinawa said...

Nice, Mike!
Maybe not a "once in a lifetime" shot but I'm betting the opportunity doesn't arise very danged often.

RyukyuMike said...

Actually, I saw something like this, done on a National Geographic photo once. Someone hung a white sheet on a close-line, behind a bird feeder. That gave them enough shutter speed, to catch the birds in flight, landing and on takeoff. Haven't had any white sheets since, I left the military. Maybe, I should re-enlist !

Mikku @ ClickOkinawa said...

Nahhhh... you'd have to shave that glorious beard!

RyukyuMike said...

Maybe, I should apply for a job at the base laundry and, just borrow some !