Birds In Flight

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Re: Birds In Flight

Post by Lisbeth » Mon May 05, 2014 9:14 pm

^Q^ ^Q^ ^Q^ He looks rather angry :-0
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Re: Birds In Flight

Post by Michele Nel » Mon May 05, 2014 9:17 pm

Hmm yes Lisbeth..I think we disturbed his siesta...

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Re: Birds In Flight

Post by nan » Mon May 05, 2014 9:24 pm

wow nice ^Q^
and you went to Tankwa O/\
there is a TT here about this NP... here... seems not so far from CT ;-)
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Re: Birds In Flight

Post by Michele Nel » Thu May 08, 2014 3:19 pm

Just a little Cape Wagtail catching bees - one must keep practising these shots though...in the event of a Fish-Eagle swooping down to catch a fish. :-) Thank you little Wagtail...you kept me entertained for quite a while...

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Re: Birds In Flight

Post by Lisbeth » Thu May 08, 2014 3:23 pm

Incredible details ^Q^ ^Q^ \O
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Re: Birds In Flight

Post by Toko » Thu May 08, 2014 3:31 pm

^Q^ ^Q^ ^Q^

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Re: Birds In Flight

Post by BluTuna » Thu May 08, 2014 3:52 pm

A Whitethroated Swallow at Rietvlei kept flying off and coming back to the same perch. I pointed the camera at the perch, focused then switched off autofocus. I didn't have a tripod with me so I rested the camera on the opening of the hide, carefully aimed the camera at the perch then took my eye away from the viewfinder so I could see when the bird approached. As it did, I fired a burst of 4-5 pictures, one of which came out quite nicely :-)

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I think that birds in flight are some of the most difficult pictures to get - then I tried insects in flight.
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Re: Birds In Flight

Post by BluTuna » Thu May 08, 2014 4:16 pm

Some more of my successes. I don't get enough practise at this type of photography so most of my efforts are blurds.

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I really like this shot, the light on it is perfect.
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I have more but I have to load them to Photobucket.
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Re: Birds In Flight

Post by Toko » Thu May 08, 2014 4:28 pm

Not bad for one who is still practising =O: These are fabulous photos, love the swallow and the vulture, BluTuna.


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Re: Birds In Flight

Post by nan » Thu May 08, 2014 4:49 pm

love the Cape Wagtail... in action \O
and well done for all the others
^Q^ ^Q^ ^Q^
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