The Great Escape

©Tony Flashman

Photograph by Tony Flashman,
Date: September 24, 2011

Camera: Nikon D300
Focal Length: 70mm
Aperature: f/8
ISO: 640
Exposure: 1/1250 sec

Note: Tony Flashman captured this image of an Common Kingfisher (Alcedo Atthis) trying to eat a river minnow.  The Common Kingfisher is usually not one to miss its mark, so this is a capture is about being in the right place at the right time.  From the water bubbles to the bird’s narrow miss, the action in this scene is truly remarkable.  The minnow’s great escape allows him to swim another day.  Very nice capture.

Tip: The shutter speed (exposure) of 1/1250 of a second allowed for the action in the scene to be frozen, but lets less light in. By increasing the film speed to 640 (ISO) allowed more light in to expose the photo.  Burst mode on your camera is recommended when shooting action shots, so you don’t miss that “perfect” moment.

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