Our first Bird Challenge of 2019 is a slightly more unorthodox take on the concept.
We’ve talked before about how birds don’t always sit still for you to identify them. The same can be said for photographing them, with one’s efforts often ending in exasperating failure. Even the longest lens sometimes won’t suffice to get you enough distance not to spook them, as birds can be notoriously skittish.
Then when your camera is away or your focus is elsewhere, you’ll suddenly notice a Martial Eagle in the tree immediately above you, sitting calmly as if to say, “Take my picture”, but by the time your lens is on him, he’s flown.
Today’s picture went something like that. You can clearly see I missed the shot, but a 600mm lens isn’t exactly the type of thing you just whip up!
Take a look at some of the finer details on this one, as they are your big clues.
Answer to be revealed in tomorrow’s Week in Pictures…