This handsome chap is called Mamu (but I’m not sure if that’s how it’s spelt). Today I watched two falconers try to figure out why he would only fly to one of them on production of food. Apparently training one of these birds is like trying to train a cat (although I must confess to having some success there). After the afternoon I’ve had, I can sympathise.
This was shot through a wire mesh fence. Although the Tamron 18-270mm PZD doesn’t have an especially wide aperture, the long range made it quite easy to eliminate the fence from the shot. The small physical size of the front element meant that there were fewer wires crossing the lens to begin with.
Nikon D300; Tamron 18-270mm PZD @ 270mm; ISO 320; F/8; 1/320s. VC on