BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here

AlanF

Stay at home
CR Pro
Aug 16, 2012
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My first Skylark of the year and the first with the RF 100-400mm (on the R5). This was flying, not rising and hovering to sing. It is just 400 or 500 px long, at the limits of resolution. This little lens continues to amaze me - I wasn't doing any better with the 400mm DO II at this distance. @OskarB has shown what it can do for close ups.

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HenryL

EOS R3, R5
CR Pro
Apr 1, 2020
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901
My friend at the state park this morning, it swooped down into the tall grass but came up empty handed. R5 + 100-500 + 2xTC. FWIW, today was my first time using the R5 with firmware 1.5.0. Eye tracking and focus in general are more R3-like just slower, and more importantly I didn't experience any AF problems with this big bird or the little goldfinches I saw earlier. YMMV.

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OskarB

EOS M6 Mark II
Jul 17, 2021
87
320
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Those are some of my BIF tries in Yucatan.
One question to the experts. Which max shutter speed do you use for BIF? Do you pan?
I usually use a max shutter speed of 1/1500, but often forget to switch to the correct mode to have it enabled.
So the royal tern was taken at a shutter speed of 1/640 and there is no blur.
All R5 + RF 100-400

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AlanF

Stay at home
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Aug 16, 2012
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Those are some of my BIF tries in Yucatan.
One question to the experts. Which max shutter speed do you use for BIF? Do you pan?
I usually use a max shutter speed of 1/1500, but often forget to switch to the correct mode to have it enabled.
So the royal tern was taken at a shutter speed of 1/640 and there is no blur.
All R5 + RF 100-400

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You were lucky with 1/640s. The faster the better for difficult BIF shots 1/3200-1/4000s. But, if the bird is moving in a simple straight line and it's not too fast and you can pan at the same speed, 1/1600 should be OK.
 

OskarB

EOS M6 Mark II
Jul 17, 2021
87
320
500px.com
You were lucky with 1/640s. The faster the better for difficult BIF shots 1/3200-1/4000s. But, if the bird is moving in a simple straight line and it's not too fast and you can pan at the same speed, 1/1600 should be OK.
Thanks for your advise, Alan!