10 October, 2011

Male Tickell’s Blue Flycatcher

17th September 2011, Kemensah, Selangor


The only  bird  that I managed to shoot on this trip.

EXIF Data:

Date & Time of Capture: 17/09/2011 10:21:00

Exposure: 1/40 f/6.3

ISO Speed Rating: ISO 400

Focal Length: 300 mm

Distance to subject: 8.91 m

Exposure Program: Aperture priority

Metering: Spot

Exposure Bias: 0 EV

Flash: Did not fire

Camera & Lens: NIKON D7000  300.0 mm f/4.0



  1. Only shot, but beautiful!
    Fairly common there although on my 1st and so far, my only visit there.
    Choo Eng.

  2. Hi Johnathan,
    I've added the EXIF data for your reference. This is how I normally shoot although the shutter speed is a bit slow for my liking. I try to keep it at about 1/125-1/200s. Sometimes I push the ISO up to 800 depending on the lighting condition in the forest.
    The Nikon 300mm f4 is not a VR lens so you do need a steady support, I use a Manfrotto tripod with a Wimberley gimbal head and cable shutter release (refer to photo). I shoot RAW and the post processing is only done using Lightroom 3.3, just some sharpening, exposure & white balance adjustment, noise reduction and crop. Maybe some postcrop vignetting and that's it. And then export the file to jpeg.