Long-tailed skua (Stercorarius longicaudus) on its nest in Chukotka, Siberia. Many things come together to create an attractive bird portrait here; angle, light, and the snowfields in the background. A later hour/more reddish tinge would have added an extra dimension, but if every shot was perfect from the word “go” then it would quickly become boring. EOS 7DII with 600mm, 1/2000 at f7.1, ISO320.

  • Aperture: ƒ/7.1
  • Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  • Taken: 17 June, 2015
  • Exposure bias: -1/3EV
  • Focal length: 600mm
  • ISO: 320
  • Shutter speed: 1/2000s

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