Any suggestions?

Started Jun 12, 2011 | Discussions thread
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Le Kilt Senior Member • Posts: 1,775
Re: Any suggestions?

You can tell Dan has experience in the domain even before seeing his pics, his comments are spot on.

To me the light is crucial too, on a day with good light the pics will be that much better, whether it be morning afternoon or evening (my favorite). I nearly always prefer some sort of sunlight on birds, even if it makes the pics more contrasty and you may lose some detail.

For pics like that, I tend to have both eyes open, one in the viewfinder watching and focussing on the breadcrumb - the focus point usually being crucial - the other watching the overall scene so I can see the bird coming, and wait until the right moment to shoot the first shot. Both eyes open can be a bit weird at first but it can get you great shots.

Don't hesitate to shift a bit to the side if it will avoid another bird intruding in the pic, or if it will bring an interesting one in.

I do find the 70-200/2.8L IS great for this sort of shot.

One back-lit by the setting sun...

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