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Old Feb 8, 2008, 2:47 PM   #1
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Very hard to get a small bird in flight but this was a lucky day.









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Old Feb 8, 2008, 3:23 PM   #2
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That cardinal was moving out! You need some serious shutter speed for that one!.

The others are looking really good!! Amazing what a little sunlight will do!

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Old Feb 8, 2008, 6:04 PM   #3
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Very hard to get a small bird in flight but this was a lucky day.


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At 1/350s and the extreme of your zoom, what you have got is more than a great shot. I always say when you target for BIF (over 1/2000s) , you have no time to switch back to stationary shot and vice versa.

A BIF pict for either cardinal or chickadee or sparrow or blue jay is something that I am working on. But in this weather.....Hm

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Old Feb 8, 2008, 7:28 PM   #4
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It won't be that long till Spring Daniel...I'm looking forward to it as much as you guys up North!



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At 1/350s and the extreme of your zoom, what you have got is more than a great shot. I always say when you target for BIF (over 1/2000s) , you have no time to switch back to stationary shot and vice versa.

A BIF pict for either cardinal or chickadee or sparrow or blue jay is something that I am working on. But in this weather.....Hm

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Old Apr 15, 2008, 10:55 PM   #5
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Got some slower sparrow shot only. Apparently bird migration back to TO has not started yet.



It looks different as I shoot jpg and I had my pro1 CP on. Yery odd color rendition.

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Old Apr 16, 2008, 12:07 AM   #6
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Little birdy action shots, nicely done, sirs.

Danielchtong, I really like the interaction between the sparrows.

Sometimes, you just need to get lucky...


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Here's a 100% crop, no resize.

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Old Apr 16, 2008, 12:19 AM   #8
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nice try

showing lots of movement


i am guessing it was to far away for a bit of fill flash?

once i get consistant stationary birds i will try flying ones

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Some really nice flight shots by all concerned. I've gotten a few of them over time with the little guys, but you really have to be lucky.

About the best I've gotten with a relatively small bird was this blue jay taking off on a gray morning back in December. Taken with the Phoenix 100-400 at 1/4000 @ f6.7, ISO 1600.


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That's a pretty good shot, Trojansoc. Like you said, for most of us we need to get lucky to capture a small bird in flight (sBID?) They move so quickly...

Gumnut, I was about 30 ft away from my shot, and also at way too fast of a shutter for fill flash to be a possibility.
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