« on: February 25, 2013, 09:58:02 AM »
Shooting small birds in flight is very difficult at best, most photographers have learned that its a losing battle.
Notice that most of the beautiful bird in flight photos are of large birds. Your first image was taken of a bird that was not flying, my comments did not totally apply to a small bird in flight.
I think you did pretty well with a small bird flying, I'd have to take a lot of shots to capture one in flight.
Here is one that I was lucky to capture with my 100-400L of a female Redwing blackbird as she dropped out of our crab apple tree.
Fabulous colours. The bird is beautiful.
I understand about your comments, but the critters are so fast I have no time to set a focus point on them,
at least in most cases. And you are correct, larger birds are more predictable as the follow more of a flight path.
And I have a question. Shooting yesterday in very dim light. I wanted 1/1500Sec but instead of using TV I used Manual and set Aperture at something smaller than F5.6 to get more DOF. Auto ISO. So how can I get exposure compensation in such a setup? Or am I going about this in the wrong fashion?