When I started the 365 wildlife project, I knew there would be days when I couldn’t get a decent shot. This was one of them.
I happened to see a kingfisher fly across the river into a bush and when I looked through my telephone lens I could see that he had a fish in his mouth. I had several problems with getting a shot. 1. the bird is small and it was WAAAAAY across the river in a tree; 2. I didn’t have my tripod with me because I’m trying to practice handholding my camera with the big, heavy 500mm lens; and 3. It was later in the day with the sun starting to go down and the lighting wasn’t very good.
I have 2 photos showing different focal lengths so you can see what it looked like. And then a heavily cropped photo of the bird. So, although it is not a great shot you can still tell it is a kingfisher with a fish in its mouth.