Green Bee-eater

Photographed in India’s Kahna Tiger Reserve, a Green Bee-eater pauses on a twig with its catch.   These birds were frequently seen but required a long focal length lens to get a decent picture.  In this case the 150-600mm zoom on a Fujifilm XH2s at the 600mm end of the zoom range.   On the XH2s this gives the angle of view equivalent of 900mm on a full frame 35mm camera.

Used at the lens’ widest aperture, F8.0, a shutter speed of 1/1250 second was as slow as I was prepared to go and resulted in an ISO of 2000.   With recent digital cameras,  the image quality at ISO2000, or even higher,  is excellent with this image not requiring any form of noise reduction in processing.    ~KD.

Green Bee-eater, Kanha Tiger Reserve, India.