I was in the front garden intending to take an artistic photograph with a 14mm ultra-wide angle lens totally unsuitable for photographing birds, when a raucous “Wheeeep!” made me jump and look up. Not three or four feet above my head was this splendid Great-crested Flycatcher bellowing away. “Stay there” I entreated him and dashed indoors for the big lens … 99% of the time this is the last you see of a bird but he was still there and seemingly quite unperturbed by my presence.

  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Camera: DSC-RX10M3
  • Taken: 2 July, 2020
  • Focal length: 214.72mm
  • ISO: 1250
  • Shutter speed: 1/800s