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Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« Reply #570 on: April 03, 2014, 11:36:59 PM »


Hi EvilZeev228.
Stunning shot, did it just pluck dinner from under the snow, or just take off?

Cheers Graham.


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Thanks.

She was going for her lunch i would say in mid afternoon.     :D

I am new to this Forum....I will post more of my favorite shots with u guys....lots of beautiful shots in here.

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« Reply #571 on: April 04, 2014, 06:06:44 AM »
From 2 years ago. A Common Goldeneye (Bucephala clangula).

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Wonderful! Goldeneyes are so handsome, but I never manage to get close - round here, they stay away from people, bobbing out of reach in the middle of lakes :(

And given how fast ducks fly, getting a shot like that is doubly impressive :)
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« Reply #572 on: April 04, 2014, 03:27:43 PM »
From 2 years ago. A Common Goldeneye (Bucephala clangula).

Wonderful! Goldeneyes are so handsome, but I never manage to get close - round here, they stay away from people, bobbing out of reach in the middle of lakes :(

And given how fast ducks fly, getting a shot like that is doubly impressive :)

Thanks, scyrene!
I find larger birds quite easy to shoot in flight - if they're within decent reach - since they are rather predictable in the way they fly. As far as a I can remember, with this Goldeneye I could hear him taking off, and I just stood looking at the reeds to see where/if he should pop up, and found him flying in a smooth circle around me. Aimed and shot as I was spinning around and it turned out ok with the suns direction, clean sky as background and so forth.

I have a few spots where I can get fairly close to various birds without disrupting them. Equipped with 97-98% patience, and some 2-3% luck there have to be some keepers.
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« Reply #573 on: April 04, 2014, 11:35:28 PM »
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Awesome. I really like this shot ...And welcome to CR  :)

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« Reply #574 on: April 05, 2014, 07:05:21 AM »
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Wonderful shot evilzeev!
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« Reply #575 on: April 05, 2014, 07:07:52 AM »
From 2 years ago. A Common Goldeneye (Bucephala clangula).

Wonderful! Goldeneyes are so handsome, but I never manage to get close - round here, they stay away from people, bobbing out of reach in the middle of lakes :(

And given how fast ducks fly, getting a shot like that is doubly impressive :)

Thanks, scyrene!
I find larger birds quite easy to shoot in flight - if they're within decent reach - since they are rather predictable in the way they fly. As far as a I can remember, with this Goldeneye I could hear him taking off, and I just stood looking at the reeds to see where/if he should pop up, and found him flying in a smooth circle around me. Aimed and shot as I was spinning around and it turned out ok with the suns direction, clean sky as background and so forth.

I have a few spots where I can get fairly close to various birds without disrupting them. Equipped with 97-98% patience, and some 2-3% luck there have to be some keepers.
Don't give up, you'll get yours!

Nice photo Domino...and good story too!
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« Reply #576 on: April 05, 2014, 08:50:41 PM »
Hello,
newby here and it's been wonderful seeing all the wonderful photos posted :)  Here are a couple of mine taken in my backyard through a window.  Taken with Canon 5D II with 70-200 IS 2.8.  Had to really crop these in.  Looking to add at least a 400 MM to my gear but for right now, doing lots of practicing of BIF
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Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« Reply #577 on: April 05, 2014, 09:23:22 PM »
Hi.
Welcome to the forum,
Couple of nice shots, second one is full of action, flared for landing air brake deployed! ;D Looks to me that despite the cropping and window glass in the way you pretty much nailed these shots.

Cheers Graham.


Hello,
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« Reply #578 on: April 05, 2014, 09:30:15 PM »
Hello,
newby here and it's been wonderful seeing all the wonderful photos posted :)  Here are a couple of mine taken in my backyard through a window.  Taken with Canon 5D II with 70-200 IS 2.8.  Had to really crop these in.  Looking to add at least a 400 MM to my gear but for right now, doing lots of practicing of BIF

I really like the second one. Welcome to CR  :)

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« Reply #579 on: April 05, 2014, 09:37:31 PM »
Thanks Graham!  Still experimenting with settings and all but I am looking to get out in the field once I get the 400mm.  My 70-200 just isn't enough reach but it will do for backyard bird photography.  I have feeders set up on our deck and have a couple nearby trees but I sure do enjoy them.  Now that it's warming up, there be more warm weather birds, like the Orioles and Hummingbirds...

Hi.
Welcome to the forum,
Couple of nice shots, second one is full of action, flared for landing air brake deployed! ;D Looks to me that despite the cropping and window glass in the way you pretty much nailed these shots.

Cheers Graham.


Hello,
newby here and it's been wonderful seeing all the wonderful photos posted :)  Here are a couple of mine taken in my backyard through a window.  Taken with Canon 5D II with 70-200 IS 2.8.  Had to really crop these in.  Looking to add at least a 400 MM to my gear but for right now, doing lots of practicing of BIF

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« Reply #580 on: April 05, 2014, 09:43:55 PM »
Thanks!

I really like the second one. Welcome to CR  :)
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« Reply #581 on: April 05, 2014, 09:50:01 PM »
Hello,
newby here and it's been wonderful seeing all the wonderful photos posted :)  Here are a couple of mine taken in my backyard through a window.  Taken with Canon 5D II with 70-200 IS 2.8.  Had to really crop these in.  Looking to add at least a 400 MM to my gear but for right now, doing lots of practicing of BIF

nice...maybe look at a 1.4x?
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« Reply #583 on: April 06, 2014, 02:12:49 AM »
Few more of my favorites share with everyone.

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« Reply #584 on: April 06, 2014, 04:34:17 AM »
Few more of my favorites share with everyone.

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