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Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« Reply #45 on: January 27, 2014, 09:37:20 AM »
A Snow Goose looking for the perfect landing spot.  There were soo many, TBH, the hardest part was finding a single one doing anything. 

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« Reply #45 on: January 27, 2014, 09:37:20 AM »

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Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« Reply #46 on: January 27, 2014, 09:39:04 AM »
@TrabimanUK, candyman: Sure can - but this is gonna be a longer post. I also have to check on how I did it exactly on these shots that I posted.

I could probably create a new topic on how to configure the 5D3 for really fast action in a couple of days if some more people are interested.
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Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« Reply #47 on: January 27, 2014, 09:50:16 AM »
Even though I'm primarily a portrait shooter, the birding threads here on CR have really ramped up my interest in bird photography.  Very timely thread here as yesterday I went out with the intent of trying to figure out how to capture BIF.  Granted my longest lens is the 70-200 2.8L II so not optimal.  But this waterside park has lots of waterfowl that are used to people so I thought I'd stand a decent chance of getting something of reasonable scale.


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I'm happy with this shot.  Sadly, I went through about 500 failed frames in order to get it.  I would really appreciate some advice on 5D III AF setup and technique for BIF photography.

Here are a couple more that are not necessarily the classical BIF shot that the OP might have envisioned by  they are BIF none the less.



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3.  (Previously posted in the other birding thread)
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Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« Reply #48 on: January 27, 2014, 09:57:57 AM »
A few more in better light this time: All 7D + 300/2.8L
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The last one made the AF work hard!

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Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« Reply #49 on: January 27, 2014, 09:59:53 AM »
Turkey vulture in flight:


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Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« Reply #50 on: January 27, 2014, 10:05:16 AM »

I could probably create a new topic on how to configure the 5D3 for really fast action in a couple of days if some more people are interested.

Yes please Cervantes!  It would be useful for fast moving wildlife full stop.   :) 

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Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« Reply #51 on: January 27, 2014, 10:15:15 AM »
@TrabimanUK, candyman: Sure can - but this is gonna be a longer post. I also have to check on how I did it exactly on these shots that I posted.

I could probably create a new topic on how to configure the 5D3 for really fast action in a couple of days if some more people are interested.

Yes please!!!  My main interest up until now is portraiture so I've been stuck in single shot, single AF point mode for a long time.  I've fiddled with AI Servo once or twice and been through Canon's AF guide but I still have no idea on where to start.  I fired off 500+ frames yesterday trying to get a decent BIF and came away with only about 5 keepers.  Most of the time I couldn't get the initial lock on.  I tried Case 1, 4, 5, and 6 in their default configuration.   
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« Reply #51 on: January 27, 2014, 10:15:15 AM »

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Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« Reply #52 on: January 27, 2014, 10:32:43 AM »
All taken with 7D and 100-400L at f/5.6.

Rough-legged Hawk


Northern Harrier


Merlin


Golden Eagle


Red-tailed Hawk


Bald Eagle


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Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« Reply #53 on: January 27, 2014, 10:43:31 AM »
I'll go first....:)

One after anothers, what are !!!WONDERFUL!!! photos gents ;D ;D ;D



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Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« Reply #54 on: January 27, 2014, 10:50:04 AM »
I'll go first....:)

One after anothers, what are !!!WONDERFUL!!! photos gents ;D ;D ;D

+1, Awesome shots in this thread.
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Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« Reply #55 on: January 27, 2014, 10:56:54 AM »
I'll go first....:)

One after anothers, what are !!!WONDERFUL!!! photos gents ;D ;D ;D

+1, Awesome shots in this thread.

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Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« Reply #56 on: January 27, 2014, 11:22:32 AM »
ok my entries
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Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« Reply #57 on: January 27, 2014, 11:40:32 AM »
One of my first attempts at bird Photography. Had a Rebel T1i and a Canon 70-300 non L series lens.
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Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« Reply #57 on: January 27, 2014, 11:40:32 AM »

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Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« Reply #58 on: January 27, 2014, 11:56:01 AM »
Here goes one - Osprey in flight . . .

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Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« Reply #59 on: January 27, 2014, 12:24:44 PM »
OK, here's another one from November - Bald Eagle with a fresh catch!

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« Reply #59 on: January 27, 2014, 12:24:44 PM »