Kingfisher, male

Kingfisher, male

Observation - Kingfisher, male. Description: The main reason I've included yet another kingfisher is that I took these shots at a distance where I wouldn't have expected to the results to be as good as this. I had the camera on a tripod, with a cable release, and used the rear screen rather than th

The main reason I've included yet another kingfisher is that I took these shots at a distance where I wouldn't have expected to the results to be as good as this.
I had the camera on a tripod, with a cable release, and used the rear screen rather than through-the-lens, to avoid the vibration caused by the mirror moving. Everything I could think of to reduce vibration, in fact. The camera was a Canon 7d with a 500mm F4 lens with a 1.4 extender. I'll experiment further, I think.