A pair of spoonbills were idling on a calm lake shore when I tried to get into range with my 18-270mm Lens extended to it’s full capability (270mm). Unfortunately one needs a longer lens in order to capture birds.
Not only that I was traveling light and hence carried only Tamron 18-270mm Lens which is versatile, but I also don’t have anything beyond 270mm presently.
So, I tried to sneak as near as possible. But everyone know Birds’ senses. And off they flew the moment they caught me.
Foreseeing possibility of this problem, I had my camera set on Continuous drive and also the focus to AI Servo. And it paid off. I could capture a series of pictures of this magnificent duo going off on the lake just inches above water, their wings occasionally disturbing the otherwise stagnant water surface.
Camera: Canon EOS 7D
Lens: Tamron AF 18-270mm Di II
Exposure: f/6.3 @ 1/400 Secs.
Osaka C-PL 72mm