Eagle BIFs and URGENT AF-S question to birders/tele shooters/trouble shooters!

Started Jan 30, 2013 | Discussions thread
OP windsprite Senior Member • Posts: 2,620
BIFs and WIFs

Here are four of the action shots I took last year. D700, 300/4, and 1.4x telecon, wide open. This was my first serious attempt at shooting BIFs, and the equipment really came through for me. I only shot the eagles for an hour or so, and the light could have been better, but focus-wise, most of my shots were keepers.

white-tailed eagle

white-tailed eagle, juvenile

black-eared kite

white-tailed eagle and red-crowned crane

If for whatever reason these links don't work, the gallery of four images is here:


Normally I shoot "WIFs": whippets in flight. My husband and I sometimes do competitive distance frisbee with our two dogs. I found the settings I use for this sport worked well on the eagles:

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Fujifilm FinePix F100fd Fujifilm FinePix F550 EXR Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 Nikon D2H Nikon D300 +42 more
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