Thursday, February 13, 2020
This Bird Made My Day
Daylight temperatures have been mild this week and we've been going outside without jackets.
It could be a sign that winter is over but, you never know when you're living on an island.
This afternoon skies got cloudy several times and there was a good chance it would rain.
The past few days I spent lots of time going to the dentist and a massage expert.
No need to give you the gory details, let's just say appointments kept me busy.
Several dozen shots were composed, of this bird, perched on poles under darkened skies.
When I spotted the critter perched in a tree, I moved closer and set up the tripod.
Clouds were rapidly moving across the background. I wanted some blue sky.
The Pentax K1 was equipped with a 1.4 converter and 300 MM lens.
The photo above was taken at 4:39 PM with an exposure of f 5.6 1/4000 ISO 800.
Exposure was adjusted to f 9 1/1250 ISO 800 and the bird launched while it was still 4:39 PM.
The Grey-faced Buzzard is a migratory bird, visiting Okinawa from October until March.
Hopefully, I'll be able to capture more images of them in-flight before they depart.