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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

The Painful Technique of Birds In Flight - "I Ain't There Yet!"

One of the things that is important to master in wildlife photography is birds in flight. I'm still at the "trying to LEARN" stage. As you can see in these next photos. Here are some of my pathetic attempts at learning how to shoot in-flight shots. Notice a few of them are "headless". Headless is NOT good.

As I master this technique, I'll post up a "how to" but for right now, you can just enjoy my attempts. I'm just not there yet. The easiest points for me right now to capture them are the launch and the landing.

Look for more seagull images as I attempt to learn the art of taking birds-in-flight. Those birds are the most plentiful. I know that I'll need to get my shutterspeed up to at least a minimum of 1/640th of a second at f/5.6 (wide-open at 300mm on my 70-300mm G lens), And I'm sure that I can get to at least 1/1000th of a second wide open at f/2.8 on my 70-200mm f/2.8 VRII).

I'll get a clear one yet. Wait for it.

Happy Shooting.

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