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    Bird on flight

    Hey all,
    I was trying to shoot birds on flight and I final got this. I think it was a success.
    Thanks for looking and appreciate any comments on it.
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    Last edited by Yisehaq; 2nd February 2011 at 09:17 AM.

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    Re: Bird on flight

    Quote Originally Posted by Yisehaq View Post
    Hey all,
    I was trying to shoot birds on flight and I final got this. I think it was a success.
    I think so to. Obviously a difficult subject to capture well, but I think you have made a good job of it. You have placed the bird well in the frame' i.e. it is flying 'into' the picture.

    It would be interesting if you were to post some shooting information. What camera body and lens were you using ?

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    Re: Bird on flight

    Thanks Donald.

    Quote Originally Posted by Donald View Post
    It would be interesting if you were to post some shooting information. What camera body and lens were you using ?


    The the important Exif information from the raw file is
    Canon 350D
    Tv 1/250
    AV 8.0
    Evaluative metering
    Focal length 235mm
    Lens Sigma APO 70-300mm
    Shooting mode Manual

    Did I miss anything else?

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    Re: Bird on flight

    Quote Originally Posted by Yisehaq View Post
    Did I miss anything else?
    No .. and thank you.

    I was just curious to see what settings you used and what focal length you had. The bird makes a very elegant shape. The position of the wings allows us to see the whole body and the result is very pleasing.

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    Re: Bird on flight

    Very interesting shot, Yisehaq. For one thing, shooting a bird on a white background using Evaluative Metering is really a rarity. Normally, the camera meter algorithm will underexpose the shot due to the larger white areas on the frame. Good work, Yisehaq.

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    Re: Bird on flight

    Hi8 Yisehaq,

    Looks very good to me - a nice sharp eye despite the relatively low shutter speed (which gave the slightly blurred wing tips), you should see some of mine (well ya won't 'cos I delete them )

    Well done,

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    Re: Bird on flight

    Thanks everyone.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Humphries View Post
    a nice sharp eye despite the relatively low shutter speed (which gave the slightly blurred wing tips),
    Well Dave, a technique that works for me to get the eyes sharp on BOF is panning the shot. If you follow the bird the shutter speed is not that low but ofcourse it will be low for a vertical movement of the wings which will give a dramatic effect. I don't know how smart that is but works for me and you should try it too.

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