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JOKEN 9 3 10 United Kingdom
2 May 2010 5:54PM
This is superb. It seems to me that you hardly need any advice with captures like this!!

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CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
2 May 2010 6:01PM
This is fantastic, very well captured. Carol
OliPackwood 8 5 5 United Kingdom
2 May 2010 6:01PM
wow, awesome shot. I would love to get a shot like this!

woollyback 12 50
2 May 2010 6:03PM
Very nice
wolf1 8 9 United Kingdom
2 May 2010 6:21PM
Excellent shot, well done.
EAS 9 1 13 Scotland
2 May 2010 6:23PM
Think this was well worth 1.5 hours of waiting!! Superb.

Rev2 8 302 2 England
2 May 2010 6:34PM
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!
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
2 May 2010 6:35PM
brilliant timing cracking colour and detail a beauty nice one Wink
2 May 2010 6:37PM
Jalapeno 8 127 2 Iceland
2 May 2010 6:47PM
banehawi Plus
13 1.8k 3866 Canada
2 May 2010 6:48PM
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.


HectorRivera 10 17 1 United States
2 May 2010 6:57PM
Great shot
excellent shot !
2 May 2010 7:29PM
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.
John G
Great capture - well done

barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
3 May 2010 8:03AM
This is like a ballet dancer to med
And it was great reading the advice from other members
banehawi Plus
13 1.8k 3866 Canada
3 May 2010 4:03PM
Have you tried the "servo" mode?

You do need a second or so to lock, then it will follow the bird.

PinkK 8 80 1 United Kingdom
3 May 2010 6:13PM
Great capture!
Glyn1 8 4 1 England
3 May 2010 6:53PM
Great effort, not bad atall, very difficult to obtain sharp images in those conditions.

clicknimagine 8 221 88
7 May 2010 6:54AM
this is really superb shot...

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