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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 Plus Member 11123 forum postsericfaragh vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Feb 2006 - 6:05 AM

Lovely mid-flight action capture.

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helengib
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12 Feb 2006 - 6:08 AM

great shot

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iansanderson
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12 Feb 2006 - 6:08 AM

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

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sunshot
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12 Feb 2006 - 6:08 AM

great capture, well done

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blues
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12 Feb 2006 - 6:10 AM

Great picture amazingly sharp (jealous)Wink

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Annette
Annette Plus Member 9Annette vcard 3 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
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12 Feb 2006 - 6:12 AM

Doesn't look like you need many tips Wink

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daza123
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12 Feb 2006 - 6:13 AM

Stunning Capture
Well Done

Darryl.

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JouŠo
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12 Feb 2006 - 6:18 AM

Brilliant capture!

Jouko

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gemm
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12 Feb 2006 - 6:19 AM

Good capture!

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highlander
highlander  1132 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
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12 Feb 2006 - 6:23 AM

Great shot!
Mo

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rickie
rickie Plus Member 1098 forum postsrickie vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Feb 2006 - 6:25 AM

good shot

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brand
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12 Feb 2006 - 6:25 AM

Exdellent shot

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Peter_Farrell
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12 Feb 2006 - 6:27 AM

Great shot!

Peter

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John_Wannop
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12 Feb 2006 - 6:31 AM

Excellent capture well done.

john

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KBan
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12 Feb 2006 - 6:41 AM

cracker well caught
keith

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starstriders
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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
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12 Feb 2006 - 6:57 AM

This is simply excellent.

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stevebutler
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12 Feb 2006 - 7:17 AM

Excellent timing. Quality shot.

Steve!

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bussireddy
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12 Feb 2006 - 7:21 AM

The pciture is an example in itself. Great shot.

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GillyB
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12 Feb 2006 - 7:21 AM

Excellent capture!
gill

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proberts
proberts Plus Member 10218 forum postsproberts vcard 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
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12 Feb 2006 - 7:38 AM

Fantastic capture!!

Alison

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pcjackso
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12 Feb 2006 - 8:01 AM

Superb capture
Pauline

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geoffrey baker
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12 Feb 2006 - 8:06 AM

Well captured.
Geoff.

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gndphotography
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12 Feb 2006 - 8:41 AM

Wow, great capture.

Gav

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MartinjD
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12 Feb 2006 - 8:42 AM

beautifully caught in flight shot

Well captured
MArtin

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Gavin
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12 Feb 2006 - 8:56 AM

Wow!

Gavin

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Dermot
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12 Feb 2006 - 9:00 AM

Perfect exposure,composition,technique

good work

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terry_cavner
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12 Feb 2006 - 9:06 AM

Oh Yeah.....Superb

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albi
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12 Feb 2006 - 9:12 AM

Excellent capture, well done.
Tony

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mikesmith
mikesmith Plus 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 England242 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
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12 Feb 2006 - 11:28 AM

This is an outstanding one - very well done.
Steve

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Max_WW
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12 Feb 2006 - 11:43 AM

Great capture and wonderful OOF background.

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denka
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12 Feb 2006 - 12:03 PM

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

denka

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lgc
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12 Feb 2006 - 12:47 PM

fantastic detail. well done!!

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Glamrox
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12 Feb 2006 - 2:06 PM

Stunning capture, great timing

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pointnshoot
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12 Feb 2006 - 2:17 PM

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

Mandie

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Keelo
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12 Feb 2006 - 3:34 PM

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

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Philh04
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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
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15 Feb 2006 - 7:38 AM

This is brilliant!

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