Tuesday, January 18, 2011

business park pheasant

business park pheasant
Originally uploaded by j_wijnands.
Sometimes it still amazes me what you can find on the edges of a business park. This male pheasant I've seen around a few times before. It spotted me, got up and made a show of pecking at the ground. When he thought I'd gone he resumed a position on a piece of fallen wood and got back to relaxing.

What also amazes me is the lack of light we have in this time of year. Solid overcast and you're shooting high iso and struggling for a decent shutter speed.

Something else that's clear here is one of the negative effects of using an optically stabilized lens, the Sigma 150-500 OS to be exact. The subject is reasonably sharp but the background looks very restless.

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