Was shooting silhouettes of tree branches against the twilight sky, when this guy showed up to catch the last light of day.

IMG_5809Hand held, auto focus, AV mode. Dodged the bird’s underside a bit in Photoshop.

Other info:

Exposure: f/3.5 1/500s, -1 exposure adjustment,  ISO 1600
Exposure Mode: Auto
Focal Length: 200.0 mm
Lens: EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
Flash: Did not fire, compulsory mode
Metering Mode: Evaluative
Subject Distance: 5.5m
Custom Rendered: Normal process
White Balance: Auto
Scene Capture Type: Standard
Model: Canon EOS40D
Camera Raw
White Balance: As shot
Temperature: 6600 K
Tint: -8
Exposure: +1.80
Blacks: 3
Brightness: +4
Contrast: +43

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