Silver lining for the silvereye
Says Kym, a self-taught photographer from Canberra, ACT:
“On a grey and wet Wednesday in January 2015, I thought the best place to be out of the weather would be in one of the bird hides at Jerrabomberra Wetlands in the ACT, as it is a haven for all types of birds, turtles, kangaroos etc in a free and natural environment.
Outside the window of a hide was a blackberry bush in full fruit and many small birds were feeding off it, including this silvereye (Zosterops lateralis).
I decided to try my 7d Mark 2 with a 300 f4 prime lens and 1.4 Telecoverter to see how it performed as the light was very poor, to my surprise in manual mode ISO 500 F.6 1/500 the shot was achieved with NO flash.”
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