This Puffin flew right over us, he had no intention of landing and was in full flight.
My camera just couldn't keep up with them when they were coming forward like this and I doubt that even if I'd taken my 1.4x converter off it would have either so I focussed on the ground at a distance I wanted to capture the birds at and waited until one came into view then pressed my shutter button down and kept it firing away while panning with the birds and hoping it would lock on.
These are very fast flyers and I deleted loads of "artistically blurred" shots
I've just cropped some off the sides and hardly anything top and bottom as the bird was dead centre when taken.
I liked the angle so I left it as it was.
|Camera:||Nikon D3 Check out Nikon Nation!|
|Lens:||Nikon 70.0-200.0 mm f/2.8 VR2 +1.4 |
|Recording media:||RAW (digital)|
|Date Taken:||21 Jun 2013 - 12:55 PM|
|Lens Max Aperture:||f/4.0|
|Metering Mode:||Center-weighted average|
geoffrey baker |
|Uploaded:||25 Jun 2013 - 5:20 PM|
|Tags:||Avian, Bird, Flight, Head on, In flight, Panning, Puffin, Skomer, The Wick, Wales, Wildlife / nature|
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