BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here

theodore.randall

5D Mark IV | 90D
Nov 12, 2019
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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>
It’s a pleasure to meet you, privatebydesign.Thanks for the warm welcome and good laugh this morning! Somewhere someone is freaking out that I didn’t have dual card slots in this moment... :LOL:
 

Keith_Reeder

No apologies for not suffering fools gladly...
Feb 8, 2014
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Blyth, NE England
<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>
Absolutely - I needed a Nikony D7R IV for this:

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Oh - hang on. It was my 7D Mk II.

And the rubbish-at-AF Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8.

And a 2X TC.

At 600mm

Handheld...
 

AlanF

Canon 5DSR II
Aug 16, 2012
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Thanks Theodore. The 90D is great. We are starting our real birding trip on Sunday and sharing two 100-400mm II and the 90D and 5DSR between us, and have left the 5DIV at home. There is sufficient reach with 400mm on the 90D that there is no need to use a 1.4xTC with it. I am pleased my earlier posts have been helpful.
 

AlanF

Canon 5DSR II
Aug 16, 2012
5,802
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The 5DSR + 100-400mm II + 1.4xTC is really quite good for BIF despite being limited to just the centre spot + 4 helpers. Here is a group of glossy ibises, downsized and one at 100% crop.
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