As a keen wildlife photographer, I had been searching to get a good shot of the elusive kingfisher for about two years with no joy. Gooderstone Water Gardens was recommended to me so I headed there a couple of weekends ago with high hopes, and it certainly didn't disappoint!
Kingfishers are incredibly hard to shoot due to their elusive nature and high speed. Everything came into place when a kingfisher came and sat on a perch right in front of the hide, basking in the late afternoon sun. I managed to capture him catch a dragonfly too which was amazing.
Wildlife photography takes an awful lot of patience, but this was definitely worth the wait!
Shot taken on Canon 5D Mark IV with Canon EF 300mm f/4 lens.
Camera settings:- 300mm, 1/500, f/4, ISO 100, Exposure Bias of -1.3 due to him being sat in bright sunshine.
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