How to photograph flying birds

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Viv
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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....

Thanks
Viv
sinewave
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Re: How to photograph flying birds

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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.
Here's a sample:

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sinewave
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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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Robbie A
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Re: How to photograph flying birds

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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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Capture the light and expose it to the world..
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