Jonathan Smithies
Wildlife Photography

Puffin in flight

Seabirds

Photographing puffins in flight was a great experience. For this shot, I decided to slow down the shutter speed and track the motion of the bird, so as to keep the bird sharp but allow motion to be seen in the wing movement. I’m very pleased with the result.

Location
Dalyan, Turkey

Settings
Shutter speed 1/500
Aperture f/8
ISO 320
Focal length 500mm

Lens
Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM

Camera
Canon 1DX III