December 15, 2017, 08:49:57 PM

Author Topic: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here  (Read 1359556 times)

chauncey

  • EOS 7D Mark II
  • *****
  • Posts: 564
Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« Reply #90 on: January 28, 2014, 08:53:24 AM »
some little ones...followed by some larger ones.         ;)











The things you do for yourself die with you, the things you do for others live forever.
 A man's worth should be judged, not when he basks in the sun, but how he faces the storm.
http://1x.com/member/chauncey43

canon rumors FORUM

Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« Reply #90 on: January 28, 2014, 08:53:24 AM »

Vern

  • EOS 6D Mark II
  • *****
  • Posts: 370
Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« Reply #91 on: January 28, 2014, 09:23:04 AM »
A somewhat smaller bird. 5DMKIII, 300 2.8II w 25mm ext tube, 4 flash units set to 1/128 power, f11, 1/250.

Beautiful! What was your distance towards the subject when you took the photo?

Here's a photo of the set-up. Looks like ca. 2-2.5 meters from image plane to the flower vase lure. I'll post another one with them at the flower.
1Dx I, 5DSR, 5DMK IV, 600 II, 300 II, 200 f2, 85 1.2 II, 100 2.8 IS, 24TS II, 70-200 II, 24-70 II, 16-35 III, 100-400 II, 11-24

neuroanatomist

  • CR GEEK
  • ************
  • Posts: 21841
Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« Reply #92 on: January 28, 2014, 09:26:08 AM »
A somewhat smaller bird. 5DMKIII, 300 2.8II w 25mm ext tube, 4 flash units set to 1/128 power, f11, 1/250.

Superb shots - 4x flashes!  :o

That's often the best way to shoot hummingbirds and other superfast subjects.  With Speedlites, the flash tube has just one power level - on.  The flash intensity is controlled by the duration, so lower power settings mean a faster flash, down to a bit faster than 1/30,000 s at the lowest power setting (1/128 power).  But…at that low power, there's not much light so multiple flashes are often needed.
EOS 1D X, EOS M2, lots of lenses
______________________________
Flickr | TDP Profile/Gear List

Vern

  • EOS 6D Mark II
  • *****
  • Posts: 370
Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« Reply #93 on: January 28, 2014, 09:40:08 AM »
Two more hummers: first one is w the flashes to stop wing motion w set-up described above; second is a natural shot w 600mm II + 1.4XTC + fill flash using better beamer and high-speed synch at 1/1000 and f8 - doesn't quite stop the wings. The first technique requires a lot of patience and sitting (the camera is manually focused on the lure and you just push the remote when a bird visits), while the second is dependent on rapid AF and framing a fast moving subject.
1Dx I, 5DSR, 5DMK IV, 600 II, 300 II, 200 f2, 85 1.2 II, 100 2.8 IS, 24TS II, 70-200 II, 24-70 II, 16-35 III, 100-400 II, 11-24

mackguyver

  • Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II
  • *********
  • Posts: 4016
  • Master of Pain
    • My Personal Work
Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« Reply #94 on: January 28, 2014, 09:49:56 AM »
Two more hummers: first one is w the flashes to stop wing motion w set-up described above; second is a natural shot w 600mm II + 1.4XTC + fill flash using better beamer and high-speed synch at 1/1000 and f8 - doesn't quite stop the wings. The first technique requires a lot of patience and sitting (the camera is manually focused on the lure and you just push the remote when a bird visits), while the second is dependent on rapid AF and framing a fast moving subject.
Great shots and very impressive to get so close to them.  I like the 2nd shot a bit better - I think the blurring shows the motion and gives the shot more feeling.  I'd be very happy to get either photo :)
CPS Score: 111 points, those 0 and 1 point items really add up

Dylan777

  • Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS II
  • **********
  • Posts: 5483
Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« Reply #95 on: January 28, 2014, 09:58:40 AM »
Two more hummers: first one is w the flashes to stop wing motion w set-up described above; second is a natural shot w 600mm II + 1.4XTC + fill flash using better beamer and high-speed synch at 1/1000 and f8 - doesn't quite stop the wings. The first technique requires a lot of patience and sitting (the camera is manually focused on the lure and you just push the remote when a bird visits), while the second is dependent on rapid AF and framing a fast moving subject.
Great shots and very impressive to get so close to them.  I like the 2nd shot a bit better - I think the blurring shows the motion and gives the shot more feeling.  I'd be very happy to get either photo :)

+1

Vern

  • EOS 6D Mark II
  • *****
  • Posts: 370
Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« Reply #96 on: January 28, 2014, 10:00:22 AM »
Two more hummers: first one is w the flashes to stop wing motion w set-up described above; second is a natural shot w 600mm II + 1.4XTC + fill flash using better beamer and high-speed synch at 1/1000 and f8 - doesn't quite stop the wings. The first technique requires a lot of patience and sitting (the camera is manually focused on the lure and you just push the remote when a bird visits), while the second is dependent on rapid AF and framing a fast moving subject.
Great shots and very impressive to get so close to them.  I like the 2nd shot a bit better - I think the blurring shows the motion and gives the shot more feeling.  I'd be very happy to get either photo :)

Thanks Mackguyver. I tend to like the more natural one better too and the technique is a little more engaging for the photographer. I just wish we had more than ruby throated hummers in NC - very jealous of the folks further west and south.
1Dx I, 5DSR, 5DMK IV, 600 II, 300 II, 200 f2, 85 1.2 II, 100 2.8 IS, 24TS II, 70-200 II, 24-70 II, 16-35 III, 100-400 II, 11-24

canon rumors FORUM

Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« Reply #96 on: January 28, 2014, 10:00:22 AM »

candyman

  • Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II
  • ********
  • Posts: 2188
    • My Flickr website
Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« Reply #97 on: January 28, 2014, 11:55:47 AM »
A somewhat smaller bird. 5DMKIII, 300 2.8II w 25mm ext tube, 4 flash units set to 1/128 power, f11, 1/250.

Beautiful! What was your distance towards the subject when you took the photo?

Here's a photo of the set-up. Looks like ca. 2-2.5 meters from image plane to the flower vase lure. I'll post another one with them at the flower.


Thanks for sharing it.
You must put some effort to get a really good photo and it is worth it!
The more you look, the more you see ─ Robert M. Pirsig


bjd

  • EOS 7D Mark II
  • *****
  • Posts: 471
Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« Reply #98 on: January 28, 2014, 04:07:23 PM »
Here's one.

A Sparrow trying to land.

Cheers Brian

bjd

  • EOS 7D Mark II
  • *****
  • Posts: 471
Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« Reply #99 on: January 28, 2014, 04:10:12 PM »

Here's another one.

Sparrow holding pattern....

Cheers Brian

IslanderMV

  • EOS 6D Mark II
  • *****
  • Posts: 398
  • "life is for the birds"
    • Jeff Bernier Photography
Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« Reply #100 on: January 28, 2014, 06:10:04 PM »
Eider duck about to get crunched.

Click

  • Canon EF 800mm f/5.6L IS
  • *
  • Posts: 9577
Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« Reply #101 on: January 28, 2014, 06:32:46 PM »
Two more hummers: first one is w the flashes to stop wing motion w set-up described above; second is a natural shot w 600mm II + 1.4XTC + fill flash using better beamer and high-speed synch at 1/1000 and f8 - doesn't quite stop the wings. The first technique requires a lot of patience and sitting (the camera is manually focused on the lure and you just push the remote when a bird visits), while the second is dependent on rapid AF and framing a fast moving subject.

Great shots Vern. I'm in love with the first one. Well done.

djrocks66

  • PowerShot G1 X II
  • ***
  • Posts: 20
Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« Reply #102 on: January 28, 2014, 08:13:59 PM »
Canon 40D and 100-400mm

canon rumors FORUM

Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« Reply #102 on: January 28, 2014, 08:13:59 PM »

Raptors

  • PowerShot G1 X II
  • ***
  • Posts: 47
Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« Reply #103 on: January 28, 2014, 08:42:05 PM »
Rough Legged Hawk

2n10

  • EOS 5D Mark IV
  • ******
  • Posts: 630
Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« Reply #104 on: January 28, 2014, 08:47:19 PM »
7D with 100-400L or 70-300















Canon EOS 7D Mark II and EOS 7D, EF-S 10-22, EF-S 17-55, EF 100 Macro, EF 50 1.4, EF 100-400L Mk II, Tamron 150-600

canon rumors FORUM

Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« Reply #104 on: January 28, 2014, 08:47:19 PM »