This tree-sparrow tries to catch some warming rays of the winter sun in the trunk of an old birch tree. The colors of the bird merge with the colors of the bark in perfect camouflage. Therefor it was not detected by a sparrowhawk hunting nearby a few seconds after this shot.

Image Details

Location: Lower Austria
Date: November 10th 2012
Light: light sunshine
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark IV
Lens: Canon EF 4.0/500 L IS USM + Ext. 1,4
Focal Length: 700mm
Exposure: 1/2000sec
Aperture: 6.3
ISO: 400



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