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Been trying to capture small song birds in flight for the past couple of weeks with not much success, this is about the best one yet.

Any tips on capturing small birds in flight would be appreciated.

Camera:EOS20D
Lens:Sigma 500 F4.5
Title:Chaffinch
Username:jj24 jj24
Uploaded:12 Feb 2006 - 6:01 AM
Tags:Wildlife / nature
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ericfaragh
ericfaragh  10121 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Feb 2006 - 6:05 AM

Lovely mid-flight action capture.

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helengib
helengib  9
12 Feb 2006 - 6:08 AM

great shot

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iansanderson
12 Feb 2006 - 6:08 AM

Stunning shot! How did you do it? I am SO envious!

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sunshot
sunshot  9 United Kingdom
12 Feb 2006 - 6:08 AM

great capture, well done

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blues
blues  9
12 Feb 2006 - 6:10 AM

Great picture amazingly sharp (jealous)Wink

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Annette
Annette  93 Constructive Critique Points
12 Feb 2006 - 6:11 AM

Yes I would like to know how you have gone about it as i have recently been photographing long tails in flight as they approach a feeder. Nice photo, well stopped.

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csurry
csurry  129230 forum posts92 Constructive Critique Points
12 Feb 2006 - 6:12 AM

Doesn't look like you need many tips Wink

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daza123
daza123  9
12 Feb 2006 - 6:13 AM

Stunning Capture
Well Done

Darryl.

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JouŠo
JouŠo  1056 forum posts Finland
12 Feb 2006 - 6:18 AM

Brilliant capture!

Jouko

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gemm
gemm  10800 forum posts United Kingdom
12 Feb 2006 - 6:19 AM

Good capture!

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highlander
highlander  1032 forum posts Scotland
12 Feb 2006 - 6:21 AM

Excellent colours and clarity and the wing position is a featured achievement with just a little motion blurr which adds to the skill in your exposure.
Doug.

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MoWiz
MoWiz  9114 forum posts United Kingdom
12 Feb 2006 - 6:23 AM

Great shot!
Mo

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rickie
rickie e2 Member 998 forum postsrickie vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Feb 2006 - 6:25 AM

good shot

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brand
brand  9 United Kingdom
12 Feb 2006 - 6:25 AM

Exdellent shot

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Peter_Farrell
12 Feb 2006 - 6:27 AM

Great shot!

Peter

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John_Wannop
John_Wannop e2 Member 954 forum postsJohn_Wannop vcard Wales
12 Feb 2006 - 6:31 AM

Excellent capture well done.

john

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KBan
KBan  9457 forum posts England4 Constructive Critique Points
12 Feb 2006 - 6:41 AM

cracker well caught
keith

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starstriders
12 Feb 2006 - 6:42 AM

This is really spot on, right down to the movement in the wing tips but pin sharp everywhere else. Superb. The only distraction I can see is the little black spot at the right third of the very top of the frame.

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cyberhounds
12 Feb 2006 - 6:51 AM

Excellent capture, timing, DOF and composition are spot on.

Cheers,
Ben

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Pete_g
Pete_g  9301 forum posts United Kingdom
12 Feb 2006 - 6:57 AM

This is simply excellent.

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stevebutler
12 Feb 2006 - 7:17 AM

Excellent timing. Quality shot.

Steve!

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bussireddy
bussireddy  10 India
12 Feb 2006 - 7:21 AM

The pciture is an example in itself. Great shot.

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GillyB
GillyB e2 Member 9316 forum postsGillyB vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
12 Feb 2006 - 7:21 AM

Excellent capture!
gill

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proberts
proberts  10218 forum posts Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
12 Feb 2006 - 7:37 AM

Excellent capture.Tried this yesterday and very difficult to get,especially with such small birds.
Andrew.

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glenalva
glenalva e2 Member 8324 forum postsglenalva vcard Scotland
12 Feb 2006 - 7:38 AM

Fantastic capture!!

Alison

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pcjackso
pcjackso Junior Member 9
12 Feb 2006 - 8:01 AM

Superb capture
Pauline

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geoffrey baker
geoffrey baker e2 Member 10496 forum postsgeoffrey baker vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Feb 2006 - 8:06 AM

Well captured.
Geoff.

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gndphotography
12 Feb 2006 - 8:41 AM

Wow, great capture.

Gav

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MartinjD
MartinjD  9171 forum posts
12 Feb 2006 - 8:42 AM

beautifully caught in flight shot

Well captured
MArtin

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Gavin
Gavin  9
12 Feb 2006 - 8:56 AM

Wow!

Gavin

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Dermot
Dermot  8
12 Feb 2006 - 9:00 AM

Perfect exposure,composition,technique

good work

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terry_cavner
12 Feb 2006 - 9:06 AM

Oh Yeah.....Superb

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albi
albi  1068 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Feb 2006 - 9:12 AM

Excellent capture, well done.
Tony

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mikesmith
mikesmith e2 Member 1045 forum postsmikesmith vcard United Kingdom35 Constructive Critique Points
12 Feb 2006 - 9:16 AM

perfect timing and skill
mike

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chase
chase Critique Team 91118 forum postschase vcard England240 Constructive Critique Points
12 Feb 2006 - 10:07 AM

Well photographed,a difficult thing to do,this is a good one.
Janet

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stevie
stevie e2 Member 101198 forum postsstevie vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
12 Feb 2006 - 11:28 AM

This is an outstanding one - very well done.
Steve

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Max_WW
Max_WW  8124 forum posts
12 Feb 2006 - 11:43 AM

Great capture and wonderful OOF background.

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denka
denka  9 Finland
12 Feb 2006 - 12:03 PM

This is an absolutly amazing in-flight capture. WoW!

denka

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lgc
lgc  1062 forum posts England
12 Feb 2006 - 12:47 PM

fantastic detail. well done!!

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Glamrox
Glamrox  9304 forum posts United Kingdom
12 Feb 2006 - 2:06 PM

Stunning capture, great timing

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pointnshoot
12 Feb 2006 - 2:17 PM

cracking shot...Great timing......

Mandie

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Keelo
Keelo  11 Australia
12 Feb 2006 - 3:34 PM

Put me in the "jealous of this shot" category. Just brilliant.

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Philh04
Philh04  955 forum posts
13 Feb 2006 - 3:56 AM

I think it should be you giving us the tips, this is excellent.

Phil

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TeresaH
TeresaH  91116 forum posts United Kingdom
15 Feb 2006 - 7:38 AM

This is brilliant!

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