Photograph by David Harris, johnjo58.500px.com
Date: August 6, 2011
Camera: Canon EOS-1D Mark III
Focal Length: 400mm
Shutter Speed: 1/500 sec
Note: David Harris took this photo of a kingfisher (wiki link) disobeying the rules of “No Fishing”. This capture is great in so many ways and puts a big smile on my face. This little bird obviously doesn’t mind breaking the rules, but also wants everyone to know she doesn’t mind doing it. Very nice moment to capture!
Tip: David captured the right moment at the right time. You can’t plan for these kinds of shots, you have to be patient and keep shooting. When shooting nature and animals, make sure to snap photos in burst mode. You aren’t getting every picture developed, unless you are still into developing film. Just make sure to bring an extra memory card and battery when shooting (preferably a battery grip for twice the battery life).