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Re: Birds In Flight

Post by Mel » Thu Apr 30, 2015 4:32 pm

From March / April 2015 - a rough looking jackal buzzard.

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Re: Birds In Flight

Post by Mel » Tue May 05, 2015 5:30 pm

From April / March 2015 - booted eagle

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There were plenty of them around this time! O:V
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Re: Birds In Flight

Post by Flutterby » Mon May 11, 2015 9:04 am

Great pics here! ^Q^ ^Q^

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Re: Birds In Flight

Post by BluTuna » Thu May 14, 2015 11:22 am

Thanks to Peter Connan, I've now discovered a new use for Manual mode.

For action shots, particularly birds in flight, I set my camera to Manual 1/1600 shutter speed and F/8 aperture and then set Auto-ISO on and set the limits to 100-3200. When shooting, the shutter speed and aperture stay constant and the camera adjusts the ISO setting automatically between 100 and 3200 to compensate for light.

The downside of this mode is that the noise due to high ISO can become a factor, but I would rather have noise than blur because noise can be compensated for in post processing to a certain extent.

I now take all of my action shots using this method and I'm pretty pleased with the results.

These were taken at Austin Roberts Bird Sanctuary. The camera settings for each was 1/1600 @ F/8 with ISO-Auto ON; limits set to 100 and 3200. The ISO is shown against each image in ().


Redknobbed Coot (ISO 720).
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Yellowbilled Duck (ISO 720).
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Purple Heron (ISO 720).
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Pied Kingfisher at the hover (1. ISO 560: 2. ISO 500).
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Giant Kingfisher : the same picture cropped differently - I can't make my mind up which one I prefer (ISO 800).
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Giant Kingfisher hovering!!!!! (both at ISO 400)
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And finally a diving Giant Kingfisher (ISO 1600).
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Re: Birds In Flight

Post by Lisbeth » Thu May 14, 2015 11:56 am

I prefer the second one of the Giant kingfisher, because you do not get distracted by the reflection \O

Great photos ^Q^ ^Q^
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Re: Birds In Flight

Post by Mel » Thu May 14, 2015 3:39 pm

Thanks for sharing that valuable piece of knowledge, BT! \O
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Re: Birds In Flight

Post by nan » Thu May 14, 2015 4:52 pm

some interesting and very nice ^Q^ ^Q^ ^Q^
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Re: Birds In Flight

Post by Mel » Sat May 16, 2015 8:41 pm

Subadult pale chanting goshawk in the KTP March / April 2015

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Re: Birds In Flight

Post by Mel » Sat May 16, 2015 8:42 pm

And a black-chested snake-eagle - same time, same place lol

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Re: Birds In Flight

Post by Lisbeth » Sat May 16, 2015 9:01 pm

Very clever ^Q^ ^Q^
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