I don't know how you guys did it. it always drove me crazy whenever I tried to capture Barn Swallows in flight. Today I tried again with the 200-400 VR + 1.4TC, handheld. These are the few that are barely acceptable.
Thank you Mike. They were ready like rockets flying by at different angles and I could not get one flying towards me.You did a good job just tracking this little rocket. It's a shame it wasn't flying towards you.
Thank you Maji. My arms were very sore after trying to track them.Phil,
Like Mike said, it is a challenge to keep up with these guys and you did very well. I love that little twinkle in their eyes.
Thank you Dave. I took a lot of captures are only several are okay.It is difficult for sure. Nice job Phil.
Thank you Gary. I have many many that had nothing in the frame. :biggrin:Great shooting Phil I can't even catch the whole bird in frame!!!
Thank you Greg. you'll have lots of fun when your long lenses arrive.well done, phil
i like these
Thank you Paul. You're right about their erratic flight. The fast AF of the D3 helps a lot.very nice Phil... I haven't tried this feat as they dart around so erratically.
Thank you Louie. I found tracking is slightly easier handholding the lens than with a gimbal.Good job Phil, I haven't managed to be able to do this yet.