A fine balancing act
In bird photography, like in many other things in life, timing is everything.
A common migratory bird, perching uneventfully atop a bamboo pole by a fishpond, was pushed off-balance by a sudden gust of wind. The Canon 7D’s sensitive shutter button, almost instantaneous AI servo AF and 8 fps burst allowed me to grab an interesting frame from what was an ordinary looking scene moments before.
Whiskered Tern (Chlidonias hybridus, migrant, breeding plumage)
Habitat – Bays, tidal flats to ricefields.