Another view of Red Kites coming in to feed... This is one of a sequence, they did not collide!
I've added this shot as an example where my technique was to focus on a pre-chosen spot and fire away as the subject comes into range (thanks D4!) and never quite knowing what might turn up. I wish I had all the tail on the rear-most bird, oh so close...
I'll pick up on other advice folk have been kind enough to offer tomorrow with a bird in flight high in the sky... However, in respect of exposure and toning down, I've checked the histogram on this shot. It's about 20% max from black to 1/3, peaks up and down to about 80% to 3/4 (blue leftmost, red & green rightmost) then only about 5% until max white where it is 0.
A little noisy, but I'll take it for ISO 12800.
|Camera:||Nikon D4 Check out Nikon Nation!|
|Lens:||600.0 mm f/4.0 |
|Recording media:||JPEG (digital)|
|Date Taken:||30 Oct 2012 - 5:09 PM|
|Lens Max Aperture:||f/4.0|
|Exposure Mode:||Aperture-priority AE|