Friday, November 14, 2014

Getting low to the level of a Pipit

Losing 35 pounds of excess baggage from my old body has its advantages when stalking my subjects - it's much easier for me now to get down and crawl on the grass to take low level shots.

Measuring only 6-1/2 inches from the tip of its longish tail to the end of its bill, this bird usually forages on the grass for insects and invertebrates, stopping once in a while to survey its surroundings. To keep up with the active bird, I had set my 5D MIII's AF to AI servo and used settings similar to what I utilize for BIFs.

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Paddyfield Pipit (Anthus rufulus, resident, formerly called Richard's Pipit)
 
Habitat - On the ground in open country, grasslands, ricefields and parks.
 
Shooting Info - Talogtog, San Juan, La Union, November 1, 2014, Canon 5D MIII + EF 500 f4 L IS + EF 1.4x TC II,
700 mm, f/6.3, ISO 640, 1/1250 sec, manual exposure in available light, hand held.
 

1500 x 1000 version

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