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The light was fading and the shutter speed was too slow to get sharp in-flight shots. So I decided to make a virtue of necessity and try panning at very slow shutter speeds (1/15th-1/30th of a second). How is this for a panning shot?

Camera:Canon EOS 7D
Lens:EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:17 Nov 2011 - 3:52 PM
Focal Length:400mm
Shutter Speed:1/25sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
Exposure Mode:Shutter speed priority AE
Metering Mode:Center-weighted average
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Black-headed Gull in flight
Username:czech czech
Uploaded:21 Nov 2011 - 10:56 AM
Tags:Pan birds gull, Wildlife / nature
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paulbroad  8108 forum posts United Kingdom965 Constructive Critique Points
21 Nov 2011 - 7:15 PM

When panning, he best idea is to gauge the speed of swing to keep the main suject sharp whilst blurring the background. This is a reasonable try, but there is nothing near fully sharp and, for me, the bird's body and head should be.


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