A Big Year - Birds 2022

Challenge #62 in the A Big Year series. Hosted by OSP2017.
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Capture and display your best photographs of birds throughout the year 2022. Please respect the birds and their environment; a good guide to ethical bird photography can be found here: https://www.audubon.org/get-outside/audubons-guide-ethical-bird-photography
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I was lucky enough to have this female Common Kingfisher really close to my blind for seconds, what a beauty !
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Submitted: Wednesday, 25th May, 2022 12:02 (GMT)
Taken: Friday, 4th February, 2022
Focal length: 250 mm
Shutter speed: 1/1000 sec
Aperture: F4
ISO: 100
Notes: This was manually focused! I used Viltrox sppedbooster to adapt my Canon 55-250 STM lens to my Sony a5100 (I changed the EFS mount to EF) and I had to focus manually all the time! I advise everyone to get native lenses or just use manual focus, cheap autofocus adapters are not made for birding!
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