Bluebird in Flight

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jmiller1948
jmiller1948 Senior Member • Posts: 1,087
Bluebird in Flight
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I've posted several photos of my eastern bluebird parents bringing various kinds of food to their brood.  Today I decided I had enough photos of bugs, worms, etc. and would try to capture the birds in flight to and from the nest box.  I widened my 200-500 mm zoom out to 200, shutter speed of 1/4000, aperture f/10, and then cropped greatly.  I used continuous group autofocus on the D850.  Any hints on how to improve technique would be greatly appreciated, particularly regarding autofocus.  My keeper rate is pretty low, but I guess I shouldn't be surprised.

 jmiller1948's gear list:jmiller1948's gear list
Nikon D850 Nikon AF-S Nikkor 16-35mm F4G ED VR Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II Nikon AF-S Micro-Nikkor 105mm F2.8G IF-ED VR Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-120mm F4G ED VR +6 more
Comment & critique:
Please provide me constructive critique and criticism.
Nikon D850
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