DECEMBER 2011 – A Lilac-breasted Roller rests on a tree branch at the Chobe National Park, Botswana. Photo © Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com
The story behind the image
African National Parks are a fountain for stunning nature photos. When we were visiting the Chobe National Park in Botswana, we went on an excursion with a local guide. Almost right after entering the park, we encountered the first beauty: A Lilac-breasted Roller that sat on a nearby tree.
I set my zoom lens to 400 mm focal length which – in combination with the 1.3 crop factor of my Canon 1D mark III – was effectively a 520 mm lens. The image stabilizer and short exposure time eliminated any camera shake, and so I could capture a beautiful picture of this little bird. I love the total sharpness, the colors (of course) and the blurred background.
The high resolution image
|Capture Date & Time||09-DEC-2011, 09:01|
|Location||Chobe National Park, Botswana|
|Camera||Canon EOS-1D Mark III|
|Lens||Canon EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM|
|Exposure||1/500 sec at f/5.6|
|Digital Image Source Format||Canon Camera RAW (CR2)|
|Edited Image Format||JPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB|
|Edited Image Dimensions||3888 x 2592 Pixels|
|Copyright||© by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com|