July 31, 2015, 01:31:51 PM

Author Topic: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here  (Read 346444 times)

nineyards

  • EOS M2
  • ****
  • Posts: 160
    • nineyards photography
Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« Reply #2475 on: July 24, 2015, 10:12:34 AM »
This can also serve as a testament to the AF capabilities of the 300 2.8 IS version 2 coupled with the version 3 2X extender

Common Terns
 Tough to get any definition in the eyes of the terns or I suppose any black headed bird in flight


Beautiful series. I especially like the pictures of the Common Tern diving for fish

Thank you Click, pretty quick and tough to keep in the viewfinder whilst diving, got lucky with these
Vincent
the times you feel most like quitting are often the times you can least afford to

canon rumors FORUM

Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« Reply #2475 on: July 24, 2015, 10:12:34 AM »

candyman

  • 1D X
  • *******
  • Posts: 1921
Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« Reply #2476 on: July 24, 2015, 10:55:45 AM »
This can also serve as a testament to the AF capabilities of the 300 2.8 IS version 2 coupled with the version 3 2X extender

Common Terns
 Tough to get any definition in the eyes of the terns or I suppose any black headed bird in flight

Lovely series Nineyards
What AF setting did you use in the 1Dx?
I use mostly Zone-AF with my 5D3
Apologies candyman, logged off and hit the hay right after my post
I believe I used AF expansion with 4 or 8 surrounding points, I experiment from time to time
Still not even close to attaining an ideal BIF setup, if such a thing even exists, so many variables
I am thinking automatic 61 point AF might be ideal for BIF in a clear blue sky, makes sense in theory at least


No worries.
I guess you're right. I am also still looking for ideal setup. I feel that with zone AF I have often keepers but also miss a lot. I wonder what other setting get me more close to tha t ideal setup. It is a lot of practicing and slowly understand in what conditions to use what settings. Thanks for sharing your point of view
5D3 w/grip & GP-E2  |  6D  |  16-35L IS  |  24-105L  |  24-70VC  |  70-200 ƒ/2.8L IS II  |  100-400L II  |  35 ƒ/2 IS  |  50Art  |  1.4xIII


GMCPhotographics

  • 1D Mark IV
  • ******
  • Posts: 852
    • GMCPhotographics
Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« Reply #2477 on: July 25, 2015, 05:50:28 PM »
Thanks guys for your comments on my past post.
Here's a Barn Owl in flight which I've just finished processing:

Canon 5DIII and a 400mm f2.8 LIS and 1.4x TC
This little barn owl was flying SO fast...

Click

  • Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II
  • *********
  • Posts: 4914
Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« Reply #2478 on: July 25, 2015, 05:54:15 PM »

Here's a Barn Owl in flight which I've just finished processing:

Canon 5DIII and a 400mm f2.8 LIS and 1.4x TC
This little barn owl was flying SO fast...

Lovely shot.  8)  Well done.

sedwards

  • Rebel SL1
  • ***
  • Posts: 99
Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« Reply #2479 on: July 25, 2015, 08:52:45 PM »
i would have preferred to be in front of the bird for this pic but i was fishing and just happened to have the camera close by.

Osprey with northern pike
5DIII + 400 f5.6L
f 5.6
1/3200
iso 320
Osprey with northern pike by Stuart Edwards, on Flickr
7DII  ,5DIII , tamron 17-50f2.8 , 24-105f4L , 70-200f4L , 400f5.6L , 430 EXII , better beamer

gary samples

  • Canon 70D
  • ****
  • Posts: 312
Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« Reply #2480 on: July 26, 2015, 04:16:47 PM »
1Dx 600mm

luka567

  • Power Shot G7X
  • **
  • Posts: 6
    • My Flickr page
Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« Reply #2481 on: July 27, 2015, 10:01:20 AM »
Canon EOS 5D Mark III, Canon 400D, Canon EF 100-400mm f/4,5-5,6L IS USM, Canon EF 28-70mm f/2.8L USM, Sigma EX 70-200mm f/2.8 OS HSM, Tamron 90mm f/2.8 VC USD, Extender 1,4 II, Speedlite 430EX, some other small things

canon rumors FORUM

Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« Reply #2481 on: July 27, 2015, 10:01:20 AM »

Click

  • Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II
  • *********
  • Posts: 4914
Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« Reply #2482 on: July 27, 2015, 10:16:15 AM »
Very nice shots, luka567.

Alwin

  • SX60 HS
  • **
  • Posts: 4
Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« Reply #2483 on: July 27, 2015, 03:20:02 PM »
My first Bee-eater in flight with some food !! :D :D ;D ;D

Alwin

Click

  • Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II
  • *********
  • Posts: 4914
Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« Reply #2484 on: July 27, 2015, 03:22:22 PM »
My first Bee-eater in flight with some food !! :D :D ;D ;D

Alwin


Nice capture, Alwin. Well done.

arbitrage

  • PowerShot G1 X II
  • ***
  • Posts: 73
Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« Reply #2485 on: July 29, 2015, 08:13:22 AM »
A few recent BIF from this summer's shooting...
7D\5D2\5D3\1D4\1DX\600II\300II\200-400Lw1.4TC\100-400\100L\24-105\17-40\24-70II\70-200f/2.8LISII\40pancake\Bower14f/2.8\Fuji XE-2\Fuji 18-55\Fuji23f/1.4\RRS34L\BH-55\and a bunch of other stuff.

Click

  • Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II
  • *********
  • Posts: 4914
Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« Reply #2486 on: July 29, 2015, 09:18:57 AM »
A few recent BIF from this summer's shooting...

Great shots. I especially like the second picture. Well done.

candyman

  • 1D X
  • *******
  • Posts: 1921
Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« Reply #2487 on: July 29, 2015, 10:34:03 AM »
A few recent BIF from this summer's shooting...

Another great series. I especially like the last photo.
5D3 w/grip & GP-E2  |  6D  |  16-35L IS  |  24-105L  |  24-70VC  |  70-200 ƒ/2.8L IS II  |  100-400L II  |  35 ƒ/2 IS  |  50Art  |  1.4xIII


canon rumors FORUM

Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« Reply #2487 on: July 29, 2015, 10:34:03 AM »

luka567

  • Power Shot G7X
  • **
  • Posts: 6
    • My Flickr page
Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« Reply #2488 on: July 29, 2015, 05:09:06 PM »
Very nice shots, luka567.

Thank you! One more Stork in flight by Luka Rifelj, on Flickr
Canon EOS 5D Mark III, Canon 400D, Canon EF 100-400mm f/4,5-5,6L IS USM, Canon EF 28-70mm f/2.8L USM, Sigma EX 70-200mm f/2.8 OS HSM, Tamron 90mm f/2.8 VC USD, Extender 1,4 II, Speedlite 430EX, some other small things

IslanderMV

  • Canon 70D
  • ****
  • Posts: 289
  • "life is for the birds"
    • Jeff Bernier Photography
Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« Reply #2489 on: July 30, 2015, 02:29:04 PM »
Juvenile Black Skimmer on an early test flight.

canon rumors FORUM

Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« Reply #2489 on: July 30, 2015, 02:29:04 PM »