21 August 2015
I had a spare afternoon so we checked some of the local beaches for waders. In anticipation of skittish waders I attached the 1.4X teleconverter on my 500mm (to be used with the monopod if we found any shorebirds).
Naturally there was a not a single wader to be found anywhere. I didn't bother taking the 1.4X teleconverter off.
This Osprey was feeding on the beach in Moheji though. Right next to the main road, it stayed for about 10 seconds as I fired off some handheld shots from the window.
700mm handheld..............out of a window on a busy road with a panicking wife in the driver's seat worrying about that big truck right behind us. And no time to change settings.
They turned out better than I expected but would have been much better at 500 (where handholding is perfectly doable). Very slightly cropped for composition.
Not much else...............an Oriental Honey Buzzard flew over near the Osprey site but that's about it.