I spotted the Superb Fairy-wren atop a Banksia tree on the dune at Lighthouse Beach. Good—a plain sky to make a simple background. Lining the bird up with my telephoto lens, I hoped it would stay put while I framed the shot and locked focus
Beep! The camera signalled 'focus acquired' and I waited for the bird to make a move. When it did, I fired a burst of images at 60 frames per second. This was the best of them.
The image has been processed using Lightroom and Photoshop. A texture of painted concrete from a trig station at Kattang Nature Reserve has been blended with the original capture.
|1/4000th | f8 | 600mm | ISO 1600 | monopod | 28 Aug 2017 ®
Fiona Brook: I am running out of superlatives to describe your work! Most excellent encore! :)
Diane Hicks: Ooohhhhh
Michael Connolly: When's the "Birds of Lighthouse" book coming out? Put me down for a signed copy.
Terry Stormon: great shot Rob.
Ormond Williams: Stunning!
Robyn Mussett: I'm with Fiona. You keep raising the bar.
Thomas Brown: Beautiful imagery Rob, Its always a pleasure to see in my Facebook feed. I really like the smooth gradient in the background, it makes your subject really come forward. Tom
Lynne Royce: Even the bird would be amazed by the beauty you captured in its wings.
Cathie Williams: I need more words. The ones I have just aren't sufficient. Keep amazing and enthralling us Rob.
Neil Black: You continually impress with some amazing shots Rob, but to me this one is on the very top shelf. Thanks for allowing us to enjoy the results of your skills.