Birds In Flight

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Re: Birds In Flight

Post by Mel » Thu May 08, 2014 5:52 pm

I find all the smaller ones rather hard to get. They always end up in blurds for me.
So I'm very fond of the wagtail and the swallow. \O
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Re: Birds In Flight

Post by Michele Nel » Fri May 09, 2014 5:06 pm

Thx all for the comments. :-)
Love your Swallow Blutuna..very difficult to get !!!

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Re: Birds In Flight

Post by Michele Nel » Fri May 09, 2014 5:07 pm

Black-shouldered Kite - one of my favourite birds to photograph.

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Re: Birds In Flight

Post by Mel » Fri May 09, 2014 5:46 pm

Ground hornbill in flight - always a treat, IMO. O:V

And any raptor against a deep blue sky is stunningly beautiful,
but I agree that BSK are extra-rewarding, Michele. :-) Great,
how you managed to capture the piercing red eye(s). \O
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Re: Birds In Flight

Post by nan » Fri May 09, 2014 5:47 pm

and not the easier... to have a picture ;-)
with so nice eyes \O
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Re: Birds In Flight

Post by Michele Nel » Fri May 09, 2014 5:57 pm

Thx Mel and Nan... :-)

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Re: Birds In Flight

Post by Flutterby » Sun May 11, 2014 12:47 pm

Great pic Michelle. \O

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Re: Birds In Flight

Post by BluTuna » Wed Apr 29, 2015 4:33 pm

Time to restart this topic with a sneak preview of some pictures taken at Austin Roberts Bird Sanctuary with my new Nikon D7200 coupled with the Tamron 150-600mm lens I purchased in December last year.

Photographing Geese in flight is relatively easy, they are big, slow and their flight path is predictable which makes it less difficult to pan on them.
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Sacred Ibis are also relatively easy for the same reasons.
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Sometimes you can get lucky and a Pied Kingfisher will hover right in front of you.
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Getting them in flight when they aren't hovering is a little more difficult.
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Re: Birds In Flight

Post by Mel » Wed Apr 29, 2015 8:26 pm

The bigger the bird, the easier the shots in flight... I can whole-heartedly agree to that, BT.
Have yet to get a good shot of a really small bird. lol

Great pictures, the both of you! O:V
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Re: Birds In Flight

Post by ExFmem » Thu Apr 30, 2015 3:28 pm

Love 'em! ^Q^

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