Pied wagtail

Every now and again I’m sharing some of my photography on the blog.

This particular image was shot on the banks of the Thames last year. The bird had carried out numerous sorties to collect food for its chicks. Each time he or she returned to the bank with a fly, it flew out over the water again with remarkable agility, and added another insect to its collection. Only when it had four or five flies did it fly off to its chicks. Within a few minutes it would be back, flying over the water and back to the bank repeatedly until it had collected another literal mouthful.

For the technically minded, the shot was taken with a Nikon D300 and 55-200mm zoom at 200mm, with an exposure at f8 of 1/500th second.


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