Birds of prey

posted on 22nd of november, 2015

I got an opportunity to join a BIF (birds if flight)photo shoot a week ago. These creatures are amazing, and it mesmerized me that sometimes i forgot to press the shutter when they glide smoothly.

Sure you don't want to be in the receiving end of it's claws,

Cutie Barn owl

Majestic Golden eagle.....

Comments (7)

Posted by Helgidinson on November 24, 2015
@mike2focus:..Thank you,...check out my recent uploads
@Osmar01: Thank you sir.
@FabioConcetta: Light are awesome that day, the challenge is trying to keep up with these fast birds
@GMgadani: Thank you
@ Fotografieschnabel : This was on my wishlist too...and it happened
@info70962: THank you..not really sure, I need to do some reseach on that.
Posted by Mike2focus on November 23, 2015
Really like your owl shots! Beautiful photos!
Posted by Osmar01 on November 23, 2015
Great photographs I really appreciate your work.

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BIF Shooting tips

posted on 26th of november, 2015

I want to share some tips and setting that works for me during the chance I have to shoot birds of prey in flight;

1.Shutter speed: Cannot stress this further. Set your shutter speed as fast as you can without sacrificing too much ISO. This will allow you to capture tack sharp image of birds flying.
2.Aperture: I try to use between 5.6 and 8 to have enough DoF of bird. This way you can insure the bird in focus including specially the head/eye.
3.ISO: I always capped my ISO to 1600 to 2000 to minimized noise .
4.VR mode, set to OFF: With the fast shutter speed , I don’t need the VR.
5.AF mode: I used the continues AF with 3D tracking mode to ensure subject maintain its focus across the frame.
6.Burst mode: I set the camera to the maximum burst mode it can handle. But do take note that...

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Posted by Helgidinson on December 04, 2015
Thank you Lisa-Marie...and welcome to DT.
Posted by Lmtphotography on December 04, 2015
Great tips and amazing shot!
Posted by Helgidinson on December 01, 2015
You're welcome.
Base on my own experience, with VR turned ON at a high shutter speed , say 1/1000 , interferes with AF speed of your lens and does affects your AF tracking mechanism .

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