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Old May 3, 2009, 2:05 AM   #1
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Old May 3, 2009, 2:06 AM   #2
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..and spotted one!
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I don't know what this small bird is. Would be grateful for an ID.
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Hi Ragu!

Nice bird shots. Super in flight capture! Those are so hard to get with any clarity. You did great.

The last bird first reminded me of a mocking bird but it seems to be missing some markings that make me think otherwise. Was he resting on one foot or does he really only have one leg?

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All very nice, but I'm awed at the Wonderful bird-in-flight shot! I've been trying and failing at this repeatedly.

Here, for example, is my "almost the perfect shot"...


A pair of scissortails (Tyrannus forficatus) were playing at the Arlington Cemetery in Texas (also known as the Parkdale Cemetery). I wanted to catch one in midflight, so I set my fz28 into burst mode, with focus on autotracking. I locked onto mr. scissortail and started snapping full speed. He took off, and when I looked back through the viewfinder shots, I saw this and thought, oh my, I got it! The PERFECT shot. Took it home and got a closer look. the bird is out of focus. I've haven't given up trying yet, but I still do not have a single decent bird-in-flight shot.
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Old May 14, 2009, 10:45 PM   #6
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Was he resting on one foot or does he really only have one leg?
Looking at his head, I presume he must have been using his other leg, at the time of clicking this shot, to scratch his head. He did have both legs in tact.
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I'm awed at the Wonderful bird-in-flight shot!
I think an explanation here is in order. This was NOT an in-flight shot at full speed. The kingfisher had spotted some food and suddenly stopped flying and started hovering over one spot (not standstill like a helicopter, but more like a bee moving in small circles). I'm sorry if I misled you into thinking this was caught when the bird was flying at full speed. However, the bird was in motion above the water as the flutter of its wings shows.

For that speed, I think your bird shot has come well. It is very difficult to catch fast birds at short distance.

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