D600 Settings suggestion for Bird Photography...?

Started Feb 9, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: D600 Settings suggestion for Bird Photography...?
In reply to Chris R-UK, Feb 9, 2013

Chris R-UK wrote:

Settings are not particularly important unless you are trying to shoot birds in flight (which is very difficult). With only a 300mm lens on FF your problem is going to be getting close enough. I shoot with effectively a 640mm lens on FF and that often isn't long enough.

You might want to start out with birds in parks and the like which will let you get closer than totally wild birds. Go for larger birds like swans rather than small birds.

Other possibilities are birds on a bird feeder (but you will need to be within about 10ft), a bird of prey centre, an aviary or somewhere where you can photograph large flocks of birds.

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Chris R

I did try a lil bit of Bird shooting, but what I am finding difficult is getting a focus lock on the bird when in flight...

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