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Bird of Prey

Discussion in 'Nature' started by The Minimalist, Jul 9, 2012.

  1. The Minimalist

    The Minimalist Mu-43 Veteran

    Nov 19, 2011
    Went for a walk around a nature reserve last week and a Kestrel was hovering very near by where I was, so armed with my trusty GF1 and 100-300mm lens I had to take a few shots.
    The weather was sunshine and cloud and I could get quite upclose to the Kestrel apart from the side where the sun would be shining on it because it kept flying off, but kept coming back, but not to the spot where I could get the best shot of it.

    DMC-GF1    ---    300mm    f/8.0    1/1300s    ISO 100

    DMC-GF1    ---    300mm    f/8.0    1/1600s    ISO 100

    DMC-GF1    ---    300mm    f/5.6    1/1300s    ISO 100

    DMC-GF1    ---    300mm    f/5.6    1/2000s    ISO 100

    DMC-GF1    ---    300mm    f/5.6    1/800s    ISO 100

    DMC-GF1    ---    300mm    f/5.6    1/1000s    ISO 100

    DMC-GF1    ---    300mm    f/5.6    1/1000s    ISO 100
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  2. nueces snapper

    nueces snapper Mu-43 All-Pro

    Some of those look pretty good. Shooting flying birds is tough. The light just kills ya. :thumbup:

    I shot hawks for a couple days with a D3 and 70/200 L glass that were swarming around me as I mowed a big field with tractor and shredder. Some of them quite close. Very low keeper rate. The sun has to be just right and you better have a big lens shade. :smile:
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