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Brown Hooded Kingfisher in the Rain

Normally, the "small rains" in Tanzania start in November. The rains fall mostly as afternoon showers, with lots of sun in the morning and later on towards evening. But on a visit to the Nyerere National Park in Tanzania in November 2019, the weather was unusually wet. We were fortunate to find this Brown Hooded Kingfisher drying off during a brief sun-break. He was perched on a low branch, and not at all concerned by my presence. I had all the time I wanted to compose the image.

I took the picture with a Canon EOS 7D Mark II, with a Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS II USM lens with a Canon 1.4x III tele-converter. The exposure settings were 1/800, f/8, ISO 160, focal length 560 mm, hand held.

Canon 7D Mark II
560mm · f/8.0 · 1/800s · ISO 125
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