Weekly Wildlife Thread aug 5 2007

Started Aug 5, 2007 | Discussions thread
Garrett Lau Senior Member • Posts: 2,262
SF Bay Area birds in flight with 1D Mark III

I don't know what the BIF issues are supposed to be with the 1d3, but I've found that my 1d3 is much more capable of focusing on birds in flight than my 20D. All these photos were taken with my 1d3 and 100-400L, hand held. All the blurriness is my fault, not the camera's.

  1. 1 Barn Swallow. This has motion blur because I was shooting at 1/200 sec.

  1. 2 Barn Swallow skimming. This is focused on the wing instead of the head, and it also has some motion blur.

  1. 3 Caspian Tern with fish. This has some motion blur, at 1/640 sec. It may also be slightly out of focus, but I'm still impressed that it focused so quickly, since I was focused at infinity about a second before taking the shot.

The rest of these are sharp.

  1. 4 Caspian Tern

  1. 5 Forster's Tern with fish head

  1. 6 Forster's Tern with fish

  1. 7 Snowy Egret

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