BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here

cervantes

EOS 90D
Sep 22, 2012
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@TrabimanUK, candyman: Sure can - but this is gonna be a longer post. I also have to check on how I did it exactly on these shots that I posted.

I could probably create a new topic on how to configure the 5D3 for really fast action in a couple of days if some more people are interested.
 

Viper28

EOS 90D
Dec 12, 2013
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A few more in better light this time: All 7D + 300/2.8L
#1

#2

#3

#4


The last one made the AF work hard!
 
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candyman

EOS 5D Mark IV
Sep 27, 2011
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cervantes said:
@TrabimanUK, candyman: Sure can - but this is gonna be a longer post. I also have to check on how I did it exactly on these shots that I posted.

I could probably create a new topic on how to configure the 5D3 for really fast action in a couple of days if some more people are interested.
Sure more people are interested. Thanks for your effort
 

gbchriste

EOS RP
Jan 19, 2012
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Even though I'm primarily a portrait shooter, the birding threads here on CR have really ramped up my interest in bird photography. Very timely thread here as yesterday I went out with the intent of trying to figure out how to capture BIF. Granted my longest lens is the 70-200 2.8L II so not optimal. But this waterside park has lots of waterfowl that are used to people so I thought I'd stand a decent chance of getting something of reasonable scale.


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I'm happy with this shot. Sadly, I went through about 500 failed frames in order to get it. I would really appreciate some advice on 5D III AF setup and technique for BIF photography.

Here are a couple more that are not necessarily the classical BIF shot that the OP might have envisioned by they are BIF none the less.



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3. (Previously posted in the other birding thread)
 
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TrabimanUK

In the words of Brian Johnson - "Shoot to thrill!"
Sep 19, 2013
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cervantes said:
I could probably create a new topic on how to configure the 5D3 for really fast action in a couple of days if some more people are interested.
Yes please Cervantes! It would be useful for fast moving wildlife full stop. :)

I shoot animals more than birds, but always practice on birds as they move more quickly and more randomly, and am thining of upgrading from my current array of cameras, and the 5Diii is definitely becoming a camera of interest for me.
 

gbchriste

EOS RP
Jan 19, 2012
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cervantes said:
@TrabimanUK, candyman: Sure can - but this is gonna be a longer post. I also have to check on how I did it exactly on these shots that I posted.

I could probably create a new topic on how to configure the 5D3 for really fast action in a couple of days if some more people are interested.
Yes please!!! My main interest up until now is portraiture so I've been stuck in single shot, single AF point mode for a long time. I've fiddled with AI Servo once or twice and been through Canon's AF guide but I still have no idea on where to start. I fired off 500+ frames yesterday trying to get a decent BIF and came away with only about 5 keepers. Most of the time I couldn't get the initial lock on. I tried Case 1, 4, 5, and 6 in their default configuration.
 

2n10

EOS RP
CR Pro
Aug 25, 2012
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Sparks, NV
All taken with 7D and 100-400L at f/5.6.

Rough-legged Hawk


Northern Harrier


Merlin


Golden Eagle


Red-tailed Hawk


Bald Eagle


American Kestrel