Tim's One Photograph a Day

Coot on the Nest.

Nesting Coot.

Coot: Taking care of the young on the nest.

Taking care of the young on the nest.

Once again, our favourite mooring has given the opportunity for a photograph. There is so much wildlife round here, it is difficult to know what to choose!

We noticed this coot yesterday, swimming along with a long reed in her beak. She got a couple more today. Of course, by the time I had got my camera out and was organised, she had settled down on her nest.

The nest is well hidden, but I did eventually spot her on it. She even poked her nose out as I was aiming to take the shot. I have used a higher than normal ISO so I could get a faster shutter speed. It is a big, heavy lens and, especially with the converter, there is the danger of camera shake.

I have also cropped the photograph, so that the coot is more visible.

Photograph Details:

  • Taken: 22 June 2017
  • Camera: Canon 5D MkIII
  • Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm 1:2.8 L IS II USM
  • 2x Converter
  • Focal Length 400mm
  • F/5.6
  • 1/250 Sec
  • ISO 800

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