Snow Bunting Fledgling Stretching - Grimsey Island, Iceland
Nikon D5, 500mm f/4e AFS, TC-14eIII, f/7.1 1/1250 ISO 2500
Sometimes when you get out to shoot, you have no idea what you’re going to shoot. Being on Grimsey Island, the obvious subject are puffins. But, when they aren’t around you look for anything. In this case, we found a white male snow bunting visiting a pile or rocks not near a large puffin colony. After observing from a distance this little guy bounded into view without a concern for pour presence in the least. I simply sat up my gear, waiting for the little guy to jump on a nice looking perch and shot about 500 pictures of it doing everything from trying to sleep, stretching, and being fed.
The yellow at the bottom is from a couple of small yellow flowers. The photographic compromise is how to include them without them being too prominent to distract from the main subject, the fledgling. I decided on this crop though I think the jury is still out on whether it works.
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