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Iberian Magpie In The Morning Sun


Whilst this was a Dog Walk photo, I think it’s worthy of it’s own post rather than the usual Dog Walk Blog. We were walking our usual route through a field that has high crop, which could be Barley but I’m unsure, and there was a small gathering of Iberian Magpies almost bouncing up and down deep inside the high crop. The sun was golden and I waited for the right moment to capture this Magpie bounce up and swoop back down again. This is a tricky shot as too many focus points and the camera can easily select the vegetation rather than the bird, but it nailed the focus perfectly. For this shot I selected 25 focus points. Sounds a lot, but is a small number around the centre of the Nikon D850’s 153 focus points. It is shot in full manual mode at f/9, 1/2000sec and ISO1250 (AutoISO enabled).

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