Picture of a duck’s head taken at Bushy Park, Surrey with 1100D and a Sigma APO 150-500mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM. The picture was taken one morning in late March.
I was a few yards away from the duck and the lens was able to zoom in with out alerting the duck that I was there. I was pleased that the background was thrown completely out of focus. This is something the lens does very well as it blurs out the background without me needing to do much at all – although I should point out I used aperture priority, so that I could use the fastest possible shutter speed. I also used a white balance setting of cloudy as this seems to help add a bit of colour to the shot.
On a quiet weekday at Bushy Park there are plenty of opportunities for this type of shot – so it is best to go midweek as weekends can get very busy.
Place: Bushy Park
Camera: Canon EOS 1100D
Photographer: David Henderson
Lens: Sigma APO 150-500mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM
Time of Day: Morning
Shutter Speed: 1/640