Red-whiskered Bulbul

I captured this shot of a beautiful Red-whiskered Bulbul in Surathkal too. At the time I was the excited owner of a new Tamron 70-300mm and was click-happy, snapping photos of everything that moved. As I look at the sequence of roughly 10 shots I took, this is the only one with the bird clearly visible and in focus…well soft focus.

D3100, Tamron 70-300mm | 1/200, f/9 @ ISO 400

My naivety shows with the exposure settings – a shutter speed of 1/200 is too slow for a perky little bird that keeps hopping about. I ended up with that low a shutter speed because of the narrow aperture.

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