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
Maybe not a "once in a lifetime" shot but I'm betting the opportunity doesn't arise very danged often.
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 !
Nahhhh... you'd have to shave that glorious beard!
Maybe, I should apply for a job at the base laundry and, just borrow some !
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