Thursday, October 14, 2010

2010, Day 287 - Acrobatics

Sometimes you're at the right place at the right time. This afternoon I was walking past one of the thirty five community gardens in Portland and I was this little guy take a running leap at the sunflowers, climb up the stalk and hang upside-down from the flower in order to snack on the abundant seeds. I just happened to throw a telephoto lens in my bag before heading out the door and I wouldn't normally carry it but I am so pleased that I had it on hand. It looks like an odd position in which to eat but I suppose I should try it before I cast judgment.

Canon 1D Mark IV, Canon 70-200/f2.8L IS Mark II
200mm, f5.6, 1/100 sec @ 400 ISO