The story behind the shot

Photographer: Jacopo Rigotti / ClickAlps – Italian wildlife photographer. Born 02 Jan 1990.

The photograph: This image was captured by patiently spending several days following the subject, then making tests shots, and persisting through trial and error and trying again and again until the successful image was achieved.
To get this shot Jacopo placed a crafted steel cage with one transparent side into an area that was not too deep, half in and half out of the water. The camera was then placed at the bottom of the cage ready for the moment the Kingfisher dived into the water to catch the fish. He used a 10m remote shutter and two flashes to capture the shot. The camera was a Nikon D3S DSLR with a Nikkor 20-120mm lens set at f4.


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