My first Bird in Flight photos are workign at last!

Discussion in 'Through-the-Lens Club' started by edhillseo, Apr 15, 2016.

  1. edhillseo

    edhillseo

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    Since I got my Canon SL1, I've struggled to take clear, well-focused picture of birds. They always turned out blurred. Flying birds have proven frustrating over the last 6 months.
    There are some key skills to capture birds in flight.
    • Shutter priority at 1/600 sec or 1/800 sec to freeze the flapping wings and eliminate blur (that's what I was doing wrong before)
    • Use the Canon EF 70-300mm lens. Zoom out to 200 or 300mm (Make the bird fill up the camera frame to see details)
    • Continue practicing after you figure out how to make it work Geese-BIF_0523.JPG Geese-BIF_0518-001.JPG Geese-BIF_0525.JPG
    I never realized how much work is involved til I wrote it down.
    Ed
     
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    Awesome, thanks for sharing...