The countdown begins to my impending trip East, and Alans' comment at Dusty Bins has prompted me to delve into my photographic archive and dust (pardon the pun Alan) off an oldish image of a not so greater racket-tailed drongo.
This bird was photographed in Singapore in August 2007 - as you can see it's favoured habitat is not the best for photography, it is very dark in the jungle!
The camera was set to ISO 1250 with exposure at 125th second. The original image was very grainy, and as the 100-400mm lens was hand held the image is not as sharp as I'd have liked, even with image stabilisation.
This blast from the past has re-inforced my decision to have a play around with fill-flash, I certainly think it will enhance chances of getting better images on the trip.