Rainbow Lorikeet

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I just love photographing these Rainbow Lorikeets. I love their colours and boisterous behaviour; each one has it's own personality.

Once again pushing the boundaries of my cameras ISO handling. I have found with this lens combination that I need to be between F8 and F11 to achieve maximum detail but it becomes quite hard when I also need to use a faster shutter speed.

As a rule of thumb when hand holding your camera, your shutter speed should be equal to or greater than your focal length, ie. at 400mm you should be around 1/400sec or greater.

Nikon D90 | Sigma 70-200 F2.8 + 1.4xTC | 420mm | 1/320sec | F8 | ISO2000