Sharpie Tail

Friends, this sharp-shinned Hawk is spreading her wings and tail to fly away. I think this image is a “pleasing blur” as described by Arthur Morris and Denise Ippolito in their book by the same name.  You can check it out at: https://store.birdsasart.com/shop/item.aspx?itemid=298.

I have been practicing my flying shots and found that using the manual mode, setting the aperture to f8 and the shutter speed to 1/1000, while putting the iso selection on auto, works well on these flight shots. Using a central focus point and panning with the image stabilization on setting 2 is also part of my digital data for this image.  Larger birds are best for practicing the panning technique so go out and find a bird.  Practice, practice, practice.  My goal is to be able to pan the smaller birds of winter, juncos, chickadees and pine grosbeaks.  til Tomorrow MJ

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About mjspringett

Nature Photographer, searching for questions and answers

Posted on October 21, 2012, in Birds, Nature, photography and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. If you are going to do chickadees you better get a jato assist pack for your camera

  2. If you are going to do Chickadees you better get a jato assist pack for you camera. . .

  3. Excellent shot, MJ. The only thing that I do different is to bump the shutter speed up to 1600 or 2000.

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