By Shane Walker. A Tasmanian Thornbill dashing round a shrub early one morning on a frosty morning.
By Shane Walker
Canon 5D Mark lV; 100-400mm lens; 1/60s; f/8; ISO 800
A Tasmanian Thornbill dashing round a shrub early one morning on a frosty morning. Didn’t have a chance to change settings at the time as the bird just showed up, was fast-moving and the size of a computer mouse, if that.
Photographer Shane Walker may not have had time to double check his settings beforehand, but his quick hands and obvious skill delivered the results.
Along with the quiet delights of all the fine detail in the little Thornbill’s plumage, I love the frosty look of the foliage and the creamy smooth bokeh of the background.
While one might wish that one frond wasn’t clashing with the beak and forehead of our star, I think this is nonetheless a keeper. Some might think it cheating, but if this were my picture, I’d consider a little judicious “pruning” in post.