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A new take on BIF
« on: April 14, 2014, 08:19:40 PM »
Bats in flight!

Not a great example, but I'd love to see what other people have been able to get.
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A new take on BIF
« on: April 14, 2014, 08:19:40 PM »

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Re: A new take on BIF
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2014, 10:25:47 PM »
yeah that is not going to be easy - they are small and fast and AF will have a hard time focusing in low light.  I'm also curious what others have got

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Re: A new take on BIF
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2014, 10:40:23 PM »
yeah that is not going to be easy - they are small and fast and AF will have a hard time focusing in low light.  I'm also curious what others have got

The one I was trying to get was flying so erratically it was very difficult to even get this picture. I suppose a 400mm f2.8 on a 1dx might do the trick.

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Re: A new take on BIF
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2014, 11:11:46 PM »
yeah that is not going to be easy - they are small and fast and AF will have a hard time focusing in low light.  I'm also curious what others have got

The one I was trying to get was flying so erratically it was very difficult to even get this picture. I suppose a 400mm f2.8 on a 1dx might do the trick.
If you can't keep them in the viewfinder, a 1DX won't help either :)
One way to get them into a more predictable flight pattern is (sometimes) to throw a small stone high up in the air when they are near. If they pick up the echo of the stone, they might follow the stone as it falls back to the ground. You still gotta be quick though

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Re: A new take on BIF
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2014, 08:59:20 AM »
One way to get them into a more predictable flight pattern is (sometimes) to throw a small stone high up in the air when they are near. If they pick up the echo of the stone, they might follow the stone as it falls back to the ground. You still gotta be quick though

That's a cool trick.  Thanks, I'll try it.

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Re: A new take on BIF
« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2014, 04:00:46 AM »
Hi Chisox.
Interesting idea for a thread, but I think I'll stick to birds for a while, at least until I can get a nice picture of a bird!

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Re: A new take on BIF
« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2014, 11:48:07 AM »
I agree interesting thread. 

Good idea ahab.
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Re: A new take on BIF
« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2014, 08:09:01 AM »
That is beautiful! Excellent Shot!!!

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Re: A new take on BIF
« Reply #8 on: June 12, 2014, 12:33:11 AM »
Congrats on getting the shot. Couldn't have been easy. I've seen Bat in Flight shots in video before, but usually they are well lit with artificial lighting.
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Re: A new take on BIF
« Reply #9 on: June 12, 2014, 01:19:26 AM »
One way to get them into a more predictable flight pattern is (sometimes) to throw a small stone high up in the air when they are near. If they pick up the echo of the stone, they might follow the stone as it falls back to the ground. You still gotta be quick though

That's a cool trick.  Thanks, I'll try it.

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Get a friend to throw the stone so you have more time to take the shot.
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Re: A new take on BIF
« Reply #10 on: June 12, 2014, 04:16:24 AM »
One of my better attempts.  Taken with a 1Ds Mkii, ISO 400, with a 135/2 lens and flash.  My camera isn't ideal for this.  It focuses fine, but struggles with noise at higher ISOs.
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« Reply #11 on: June 12, 2014, 04:43:57 AM »
One of my better attempts.  Taken with a 1Ds Mkii, ISO 400, with a 135/2 lens and flash.  My camera isn't ideal for this.  It focuses fine, but struggles with noise at higher ISOs.

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Re: A new take on BIF
« Reply #12 on: June 12, 2014, 06:29:30 AM »
Excellent shot.
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« Reply #13 on: June 12, 2014, 08:28:53 AM »
Very nice shot.

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Re: A new take on BIF
« Reply #14 on: June 13, 2014, 06:18:08 AM »
Very cool shot

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