BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here

AlanF

Canon 5DSR II
Aug 16, 2012
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Thanks for your detailed reply. I am having the same lack of birds. The number of shots from the 90D is phenomenal. In high speed mode, taking a short burst each time it's getting over 2500. I do get a lot of keepers in burst mode.
 

Nat_WA

EOS 7D mk.II
Aug 15, 2017
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A Brown Pelican flying. I prefer the second shot.
Agree! Technically they are both excellent, however in the second shot the bird stands out much nicer, somehow colours and contrast are perceived better against the darker background. You don't have another shot by chance where the pelican is just completely in front of the rock, do you... ;) ?
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AlanF

Canon 5DSR II
Aug 16, 2012
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Agree! Technically they are both excellent, however in the second shot the bird stands out much nicer, somehow colours and contrast are perceived better against the darker background. You don't have another shot by chance where the pelican is just completely in front of the rock, do you... ;) ?
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Well, you know I always rise to the challenge. Let's start with one flying against the sea, taken with my Sony bridge camera, then follow up with some from the 5DSR + 100-400mm II.

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AlanF

Canon 5DSR II
Aug 16, 2012
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This one indeed qualifies for "rising to the challenge"...! Capturing this moment - sharp and well positioned - is showing the hand of the master (y) :cool:
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Thanks Wiebe. I have to admit that was a very satisfying shot. Unfortunately, I was with a largeish group and hadn't long there otherwise I could have spent the whole day watching the pelicans and boobies.
 

AlanF

Canon 5DSR II
Aug 16, 2012
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Some BIF with the 90D + 100-400mm II, yesterday. These are Gadwalls at the Welney Wildlife centre in Norfolk, one of my favourite places. Very bad weather unfortunately, but some brighter interludes. No problem tracking these, using central 9 points.
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theodore.randall

5D Mark IV | 90D
Nov 12, 2019
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Hi everyone! I’m new to CR, but have been an avid blog post and forum reader this past year. I finally made an account to post and comment. Here’s one of my very first BIF photographs ever taken this past Friday in Chicagoland. It’s of a Red-tailed Hawk and was shot with the Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L and the newly released EOS 90D (Exposure: ISO 250, f/5.6, 1/2500th). Happy Veteran’s Day to all those who have served and protected our freedom... this capture is for you!
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ISv

"The equipment that matters, is you"
Apr 30, 2017
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Just a shot of a female Belted Kingfisher returning back to the perch after an unsuccessful dive. Some days her success rate is much higher but those are usually the ones where noone comes by on the trail or the raptors/crows decide to stay away.

1/3200 : f/8 : ISO 1000 @840mm
Great shot!
 
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privatebydesign

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Hi everyone! I’m new to CR, but have been an avid blog post and forum reader this past year. I finally made an account to post and comment. Here’s one of my very first BIF photographs ever taken this past Friday in Chicagoland. It’s of a Red-tailed Hawk and was shot with the Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L and the newly released EOS 90D (Exposure: ISO 250, f/5.6, 1/2500th). Happy Veteran’s Day to all those who have served and protected our freedom... this capture is for you!View attachment 187470
Welcome Theodore and thank you for jumping into the ring with a very nice illustrative image.

<sarcasm> But you have clearly mislabeled your picture, everybody here knows it is impossible to take BIF images with Canon’s jittery AF, if you want to take a picture of a bird in flight you MUST use a Nikon or Sony </sarcasm>
 
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