Thanks Nick..morning light was a bit gloomy but there are sunny days ahead!Great stuff, Bib. You're making great use of the D6 and those nice fall days.
Thanks John. the wing fan is what is was trying for.Well done, love the fan of the wings!
Thanks Louis.. they certainly are challenging to catch in flight. They give little warning to when they decide to take off, and change direction in flight.Very nicely done Bob, these two birds are very difficult to get a decent shot of and you've pulled it off.
Thanks PhilGood stuff, Bob. Congrats on the reward for persistence.
I shot this in continuous group focus, I tried full auto but had more difficulty than group. Still need more practice on getting the focus locked on.Looks like you have the timing down and exposure down. Now to acquire focus early enough for the camera to track. In both cases the focus is in front of the bird. What focus settings are you using?
Have you tried any of the Dynamic focus modes? Maybe @andreasb or @Louis Champan or ?? have some suggestions for tracking BIF's.......Thanks Phil
I shot this in continuous group focus, I tried full auto but had more difficulty than group. Still need more practice on getting the focus locked on.
thanks I'll check it out. As for dynamic modes, I thought that's what I was using ie continuous and group or auto.I just watched this video - Bird in Flight Crash Course - by Steve Perry. It is excellent! In fact, at about the 12 minute mark, he addresses how to get sharp photos of birds taking flight. Some really good info here especially related to focus mode selection, shutter speed and stopping down the aperture.
Continuous just means it is focusing continuous as opposed to single point.thanks I'll check it out. As for dynamic modes, I thought that's what I was using ie continuous and group or auto.