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Nice 1 leopard spotter .

Really good if that was on your first day outs attempts :D


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 Post subject: Re: How to photograph flying birds
Unread postPosted: Wed Jun 23, 2010 1:50 pm 
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Hi Madach
Realized your posting dated back to 2005, but it is still so usefull.
Going to KNP in September, will try all your advise then....


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Hi Viv,

It's good to hear that this topic is still proving to be useful!

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 Post subject: Re: How to photograph flying birds
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Useful to me, too, madach, as it has been since you first posted it (altho I hadn't realised that it had been moved from the Wildlife Photography Enthusiasts forum, where it originated :roll: — why?!?) A printout still travels with me whenever I visit. And if I occassionally have some small success with photographing birds in flight, it's definitely down to your tutelage!

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 Post subject: Re: How to photograph flying birds
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What a lovely thread to re-surface 5 years later! It's really some great advice - will be sure to try it on my next visit... Thanks Madach!


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 Post subject: Re: How to photograph flying birds
Unread postPosted: Fri Jul 09, 2010 3:32 pm 
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Hi Macdach
Took all your advise to Park Marquentaire in France and could shoot this picture


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 Post subject: Re: How to photograph flying birds
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Hi Madach

followed your instructions and advice....

Now we need some more pratice in KNP very soon....

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 Post subject: Re: How to photograph flying birds
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I know this is not the right place (sorry for that) , but still funny to see someone from brussels will be in satara the same night as we will ;-))


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 Post subject: Re: How to photograph flying birds
Unread postPosted: Fri Sep 10, 2010 4:24 pm 
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Thank you for a really useful, clearly explained tutorial.
You did not mention anything about panning or tripod (monopod?).
Although "handheld" is most times the best because you are pointing the camera around the sky, so a tripod is little use. But because of my excessive handshake I use my tripod as a monopod. That is, I extend only one leg so that I can pan horizontally quite easily. The other 2 legs and the other parts of the tripod are held together with a strip of Velcro wrapped around.
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 Post subject: Re: How to photograph flying birds
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For birds landing, take off try to be shooting with the wind, otherwise many GAT shots.

And lots and lots of practice.

A few samples downsized for web:

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 Post subject: Re: How to photograph flying birds
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Hi pepperjuice

Please excuse my ignorance - what is "GAT shots"?


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Shots from behind. :lol:

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interesting thread... :D
saw only today :redface:

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 Post subject: Re: How to photograph flying birds
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More tips to shoot "birds in flight":

Get ready to pan a "multishoot" with camera on monopod.
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Have camera on tripod viewing a "static" scene, but "multishoot" turned on.
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Remember to use continueous focus.. track your subject and fire away.. SS high enough to freeze the motion..

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