The southern subspecies of the Bluethroat luscinia svecica cyanecula is a recent addition to the Danish breeding birds lists. It has penetrated the Jutland peninsula from the south, and is by now well established throughout most of the peninsula, albeit still a rare sight. I had never seen one, so I took the trip across to the west coast hoping to find a bird that would be cooperative. I met just one Bluethroat, and the light wasn’t great, but the bird cooperated more than I could possibly have hoped for. I had the camera on a tripod, and this turned into a real hindrance because initially the little critter foraged in the deep undergrowth – when my long lens setup is angled downwards at 45 degrees I can’t look through the viewfinder any more…
Anyway, here are the images, I hope you enjoy them. Remember to click them up in size – all were shot using the EOS 1D mkiii and the 500mm coupled with the 1.4x extender.
- Aperture: ƒ/7.1
- Camera: Canon EOS-1D Mark III
- Focal length: 700mm
- ISO: 400
- Shutter speed: 1/500s