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:

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

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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