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AlanF

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I used the 5DSR and 100-400mm II for the shots of the Bittern in flight. That combo is really pretty good for BIF and fantastic for sharp static shots. However, for photographing Puffins in flight in the new thread on Puffins https://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?threads/puffins-guillemots-and-razorbills.37217/ I used the 5DIV and 400mm DO II. I really wanted to get sharp shots of these small very fast flying birds with tiny sand eels in their beaks and even have their little fish eyes in sharp focus - it's been a long time ambition and I didn't want to waste the opportunity. The trick
was to track them flying straight at me and fire off a burst as they got close and veered past. The 5DIV and DO behaved perfectly and I got keeper after keeper. The 5DIV has a really responsive and fast AF, and it couples well with the DO though I think the zoom might have been good enough as well. Here are a couple more shots.

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jmeyer

http://www.jmeyerphotography.net/
Dec 11, 2014
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www.jmeyerphotography.net
Hey all, great shots! I've been so busy lately, I haven't had time to edit any photos, plus I took over 30,000 in May alone! Well, this last weekend, I took a road trip to try for the ultra rare Kirtland's Warbler. I found at least two, but I think I had 4 of them! If you don't know about the Kirtland's Warbler, search them, great story! 7D mkii / EF500 f4 / 1.4xiii

Jeremy

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Nat_WA

EOS 7D mk.II
Aug 15, 2017
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Hey all, great shots! I've been so busy lately, I haven't had time to edit any photos, plus I took over 30,000 in May alone! Well, this last weekend, I took a road trip to try for the ultra rare Kirtland's Warbler. I found at least two, but I think I had 4 of them! If you don't know about the Kirtland's Warbler, search them, great story! 7D mkii / EF500 f4 / 1.4xiii

Jeremy
Hi Jeremy, good to see a nearly extinct bird recovering again - and you being able to capture these excellent images!
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