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    Advice for egret in flight

    I take a lot of Egret images waiting for them to fly...I want the BIF series to photo-merge. Anyway, I'm sitting there waiting and clicking...getting this

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    He then has a moment of indiscretion, he takes a dump and I start to laugh, losing him in the viewfinder and my series shot is gone.
    Moral of story...if they take a dump, they are gonna take off.

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    Re: Advice for egret in flight

    Beautiful photo.. More patience they may be more active earlier or later in the day

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    Re: Advice for egret in flight

    A very nice shot. The white bird against the dark background works well.

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    Re: Advice for egret in flight

    Best advice I've heard on any subject today.

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    Re: Advice for egret in flight

    Chauncey:
    You are absolutely correct. Most birds I have observed and shot relieve themselves immediately before taking off. I've found the best way to keep from cricking your neck is to set up on a tripod, dial in your focus, set your camera for high speed multi-shot and use a good quality remote trigger like a Pocket Wizard. Then you can observe the bird without having to keep your eye locked to the viewfinder. When the bird dumps, hold down the trigger and you'll get half a dozen sharp photos as they raise their wings and leave the branch. Good luck.

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    Re: Advice for egret in flight

    Hello Chauncey, regarding birds in flight and your thread. One thing I have observed in my bird photography is that before a bird takes flight it crouches and leaps into the air. As you approach a bird if it begins to crouch most likely it will fly so then set your camera to the setting needed for birds in flight.

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    Re: Advice for egret in flight

    I should have know what was coming because it happened before...

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    with this coming

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    Re: Advice for egret in flight

    Beautiful images.. 6 egrets in flight!

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    Re: Advice for egret in flight

    Quote Originally Posted by chauncey View Post

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    Chauncey, in your original post you referred to making a photo-merge of a BIF series. I wasn't certain I knew what you meant but I assume this last image is the merged one. It looks very nice and is an interesting study of flight.

    Two questions:
    How many frames per second were you shooting?
    Did you do the merging manually by cutting and pasting or is there a more automated way of doing it? (Always assuming my assumption that this photo is the final product of a merge.)

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