WINGS OF DESIRE – COMMON BRONZEWING PIGEON

COMMON BRONZEWING PIGEON

PHAPS (PHAPS) CHALCOPTERA

The spectrum on the common bronzewing pigeon’s wing reminds me of the pigmented scales on a butterfly. I was grateful for a chance to capture this display when a particular bird approached my prone position to within touching distance.

Callala Bay, New South Wales
Canon EOS 7D Mk II, Canon EF100–400mm f/4.5–5.6L IS II USM +1.4x III, 1/250, f/8.0, ISO640, built-in flash E-TTL flash metering, first curtain synchronisation, handheld, partial metering, manual exposure, autofocus, single shot

by Matthew Jones