Canon EOS 7D Mk II with EF 400mm f/ 5.6L USM lens. Exposure: 1/ 1600sec at f/ 8 ( ISO 500).
What we think: Photographing skittish wildlife is no mean feat, and Adrian has nailed it! The telephoto focal length has compressed perspective, but by stopping down to f/ 8 Adrian has rendered a nice depth- of- field and utilised his lens's sweet spot for optimal sharpness. Raising the ISO keeps the shutter speed nice and fast too. The framing is good and timing and focus are spot on – all in all there's not much we'd change here! Why it works 1) Diffused backdrop 2) Sharp focusing and good timing 3) Good depth- of- field