Bird Photo Competition 1 2016 : Entry Number 31

Judges Comment

This image works both to depict this species in its natural habitat and to illustrate its acrobatic feeding behaviour

Photographers Comment

Thank's a lot, I am very happy about your comment and to see my picture being selected as one of the top photos in this competition. My name is Andreas Lentfer and I am living in Germany. The photo was taken in Bulgaria using a floating hide. Apart from having the advantage of a low-level perspektive, it allows you to get surprisingly close to the birds without causing any disturbance for them - in this case I was less than 4m away - a very special moment to see animals in action from such close distance. Lens used: 500mm; Post processing with Capture One Pro.