Birds in Flight

Friends, today I will address photographing moving targets. Recently, we  journeyed again to the Bog in Northern Minnesota, a haven for winter birds.  The photo technique is really quite simple, but lots of practice is needed to stay sharp.  First pick an aperture that will give you a very fast shutter speed.  In this case the telephoto lens (400mm) is open all the way (f5.6) and the shutter speed on a lovely clear winter day was 1/500 with ISO of 100.  I focused on the bird (female pine grosbeak) at the top of the tree and waited until it tipped ready to fly.  Then leaned on the shutter until the bird was gone. See simple 🙂 til Tomorrow MJ

About mjspringett

Nature Photographer, searching for questions and answers

Posted on January 31, 2012, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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