Wildlife: nesting under the leaves

NESTING COOT, ST. JAMES PARK, LONDON, ENGLAND

The dipping tree branches presented a problem because initially, I didn’t want them in the photo. But a fence blocked me from getting any closer to the nest and I’d extended my 70-300-mm. zoom lens as far as possible.
Then a solution presented itself: make the photo vertical and include the branches. I used the built-in flash to help illuminate the coot and add a highlight to its eye.
Nikon D7100, tripod.

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4 thoughts on “Wildlife: nesting under the leaves

  1. Wonderful photo, Frank, and always a treat to see a coot on the nest. I like how the hanging leaves of bright green parallel with the nesting material of brown sticks.

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