Rook

I spend a lot of time shooting video these days. When I look at my collection of stills images I often wish I was shooting video when I took them. Especially the action of behaviour shots. This rook burying sweet chestnuts is a classic example of behaviour that would not show in a stills picture. I did not know rooks eat them and next year must collect a bag full to feed them during the winter. Birds caching food is common enough and members of the crow family are supposed to be smart enough to find them again.

Taken with the Olympus Em1 Mk2 and the 40-150mm lens. I should have shot in slow motion mode, but forgot and had to slow it down in software afterwards. That loses a little in quality, but I am pleased with the way it has come out. If played back at normal speed it is hard to see what is happening.

 

 

Published by mikelane81

Wildlife Photographer

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