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Old May 13, 2012, 1:49 AM   #1
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Went to take a look at Enterprise at JFK, and shot some BIF's.
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Old May 13, 2012, 7:07 AM   #2
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Nice vivid colors. Great detail in the gull.
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Old May 13, 2012, 2:33 PM   #3
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Thanks, sometimes I am in the mood to shoot bif's good practice for panning with shower shutter speeds.
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Nice. Just curious what does a slower shutter speed give you as opposed to a faster shutter speed when doing BIF shots.

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jj, A slower shutter speed will, when done correctly, will give your subject a sense of speed, due to motion blur in the background. Panning can be difficult to master, you have to follow your subject by exactly matching its speed with your camera.
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Pretty much what mugmar said. If I used a faster shutter speed on this shot say 1/1000 or 1/2000, I would have froze the wing tip motion and had it without a bit of blur. But that would have lost the sense of motion with this shot. Also the black ground get a little blur not to distract form the subject. I have shot slower at 1/100 with bif's an the wings had way to much motion blur. You need to find the balance between shutter speed so you get the right amount of motion blur but keep enough details.

When I shoot helicopters and fast boats, I am down a 1/30-1/60 sec, as it throughs the background completely into blur with the fan tail. But since the boat or helicopter does not change shape like a birds wing. It works well at that slow of a speed.

Here is a panning shot with a sub 1/100 shutter speed. Taken at 1/30 of a sec. The pan keeps the boat in focus, and the back ground is a nice blur to give you a sense of speed and motion.
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jj, A slower shutter speed will, when done correctly, will give your subject a sense of speed, due to motion blur in the background. Panning can be difficult to master, you have to follow your subject by exactly matching its speed with your camera.
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Pretty much what mugmar said. If I used a faster shutter speed on this shot say 1/1000 or 1/2000, I would have froze the wing tip motion and had it without a bit of blur. But that would have lost the sense of motion with this shot. Also the black ground get a little blur not to distract form the subject. I have shot slower at 1/100 with bif's an the wings had way to much motion blur. You need to find the balance between shutter speed so you get the right amount of motion blur but keep enough details.

When I shoot helicopters and fast boats, I am down a 1/30-1/60 sec, as it throughs the background completely into blur with the fan tail. But since the boat or helicopter does not change shape like a birds wing. It works well at that slow of a speed.

Here is a panning shot with a sub 1/100 shutter speed. Taken at 1/30 of a sec. The pan keeps the boat in focus, and the back ground is a nice blur to give you a sense of speed and motion.
Thank both of you for the replies. Not very good with BIF shots but I was down on the Outer Banks last week and had fun trying. Will definably try as suggested next time.

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Very good contrast of a white bird against blue water! A well defined shot indeed!
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Very good contrast of a white bird against blue water! A well defined shot indeed!
Dittos. I agree. Well done.
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