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Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« Reply #240 on: February 20, 2014, 12:14:28 AM »
Here are more Brants wintering along the RI coast.

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Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« Reply #241 on: February 20, 2014, 01:56:03 AM »
My first attempt at photography...started a couple of months back...crimson sunbird feeding like a hummingbird. In two days, just saw them doing this once and unfortunately didn't get the focus right.

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Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« Reply #242 on: February 20, 2014, 12:21:47 PM »
My first attempt at photography...started a couple of months back...crimson sunbird feeding like a hummingbird. In two days, just saw them doing this once and unfortunately didn't get the focus right.
I think that it is the shutter speed and not focus.

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Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« Reply #243 on: February 20, 2014, 01:52:45 PM »
My first attempt at photography...started a couple of months back...crimson sunbird feeding like a hummingbird. In two days, just saw them doing this once and unfortunately didn't get the focus right.
I think that it is the shutter speed and not focus.
I was thinking it's a bit of both...

You really need high shutter speeds on tiny birds. Those wings move a lot faster than you think. I remember my first tries at BIF.... same problem.... I KNEW the shutter speed was fast enough, but the wings were blurred...

We learn by doing and asking... looking forward to your future work :)
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Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« Reply #244 on: February 20, 2014, 01:53:24 PM »
Taken with my first DSLR...
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Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« Reply #245 on: February 20, 2014, 03:07:23 PM »
OK, enough of these BIFs with green scenery :-)

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Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« Reply #246 on: February 21, 2014, 03:37:50 AM »
My first attempt at photography...started a couple of months back...crimson sunbird feeding like a hummingbird. In two days, just saw them doing this once and unfortunately didn't get the focus right.
I think that it is the shutter speed and not focus.
I was thinking it's a bit of both...

You really need high shutter speeds on tiny birds. Those wings move a lot faster than you think. I remember my first tries at BIF.... same problem.... I KNEW the shutter speed was fast enough, but the wings were blurred...

We learn by doing and asking... looking forward to your future work :)

Yup. Will try with faster shutter speeds...hoping to travel over the weekend to see if I can capture any birds.

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Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« Reply #247 on: February 21, 2014, 04:30:02 AM »
Hi Bill.
Lovely shot, is that female flared for landing, or just jumped in to the air? If she is landing, is she really landing on the HARD slippery ice rather than the water? I don't know if it is lack of practice, but when there is ice here the ducks all seem to spin out and crash as they attempt to land on it!

Cheers Graham.

OK, enough of these BIFs with green scenery :-)
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Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« Reply #248 on: February 21, 2014, 11:44:30 AM »


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Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« Reply #249 on: February 21, 2014, 03:04:20 PM »
Feeding shrimp snacks to seagulls make them come pretty close....


P1000803 by intuition2, on Flickr

What aperture did you use for that?
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Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« Reply #250 on: February 22, 2014, 06:01:33 PM »
Here is mind! EOS 50D  :-[, ISO 1250, 400mm, 1/800, f11 & 2nd pic: ISO 1250, 200mm, f11, 1/640

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Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« Reply #251 on: February 22, 2014, 06:13:14 PM »
Here are a few more!  They are all shot with 50D, 70-200 L.

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Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« Reply #252 on: February 23, 2014, 07:35:02 AM »
Somewhat overcast yesterday but I still wanted to get some shots with more action.  A Northern Shoveler on takeoff. 

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« Reply #253 on: February 23, 2014, 07:48:56 AM »
Somewhat overcast yesterday but I still wanted to get some shots with more action.  A Northern Shoveler on takeoff. 


Very dynamic picture. Well done ERHP.

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