* Wed C&C "No Theme" Thread #697 on 2021 09 01 *

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KeesSmeele
KeesSmeele Regular Member • Posts: 323
Re: BIF. I have much to learn.

Mike Fewster wrote:

Posted because it's on my mind. The shot was taken yesterday as we were driving to central Australia. At one spot there were clouds of budgerigars. We stopped and I headed into the bush to try to get BIF. Tried for about an hour. Crawled under fences looking for a good vantage point. Chopped up by prickles. Experimented with many different settings. Those birds move very fast and very erratically.

Here is my best shot and it isn't good.

Conclusion. I have much to learn and if I was to get serious about this, Some different gear would help but mainly, this is my learning curve to be climbed.

I agree with the advices already given. Fast moving animals are difficult to catch in focus.

I have some experiences with dog agility. They move fast, lost of hits and misses. Raise the ISO, fast shutterspeed and tracking the moving animal. Best results with S-AF for me. They move fast, delivering lots of hits and misses. There is one advantage with agility dogs compared to birds Dogs have to follow a prescribed course, so you can prefocus on a good place in the course. But birds follow there own way.......

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Regards,
Kees

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