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After about 1 1/2 hour sitting taking shots of the birds this was about the best of what I was trying for. Not perfect but getting there hopefully. I am open to any advice regarding capturing small birds in flight.
This is superb. It seems to me that you hardly need any advice with captures like this!!
This is fantastic, very well captured. Carol
wow, awesome shot. I would love to get a shot like this!
Excellent shot, well done.
Think this was well worth 1.5 hours of waiting!! Superb.
Great shot, it's not easy getting them sharp as I'm sure you've found! It's best to use manual focus and hit the button as your subject crosses the imaginary line. Looking at your other shots it would appear they are coming to a feeder so best to set the focus a few inches behind and hit the button when they are almost there. A lot of trial and error involved!
brilliant timing cracking colour and detail a beauty nice one
Your camera has an auto focus mode for tracking moving objects, - on a Canon its called AF Servo, - if you check the manual, or perhaps a Nikon member can add a comment, - either way, select this mode, place the focal point on the bird and follow it, then press the shutter whenever you want, - the camera will focus constantly on the subject to keep it sharp.
excellent shot !
Thank you all for your advice and your votes. With regard the AF mode of my camera, these birds are travelling so fast that there is no way that the AF has time to lock. They come from any angle and just appear at the feeder. I have been using, as suggested by REV2, manual focus but using the feeder as a focal point. I think his point about focusing a couple of inches beyond the feeder might give some sharper shots. Again, thanks for your advise and I'll keep trying as that's part of the fun.
Great capture - well done
This is like a ballet dancer to med
And it was great reading the advice from other members
Have you tried the "servo" mode?
You do need a second or so to lock, then it will follow the bird.
Great effort, not bad atall, very difficult to obtain sharp images in those conditions.
this is really superb shot...
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