Bird with 100-400L

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chaosman
chaosman Contributing Member • Posts: 669
Bird with 100-400L

Hi all,

Today, at what seems the start of spring, I saw two big birds passing over, very low.
I quickly grabbed my camera and 100-400L to get this:

afterwards I identified them as 'buizerds' or common buzzards.

Even with IS and 1/1000s exposure it seemed very difficult to get a really sharp pic, I didn't have time to set up a tripod. Better luck next time....

I saw the same birds before, but much higher in the sky ( this pic already is a heavy crop and PP++ ). I can only hope they are nesting nearby, I'll keep an eye on that.

G.

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Re: Bird with 100-400L

I finally brought myself a 100-400L this afternoon. Unfortunately, by the time I got back from the shop, fading light and rain conspired against me. I managed a short while at my local pond, and one reasonable photo, before I had to call it quits for the day.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/myphotograph/4392718328/

Unfortunately, a day of bad rain is predicted for my part of southern England tomorrow, so it'll probably be next weekend before I get to really test it out.

Mark Rosher Regular Member • Posts: 220
Re: Bird with 100-400L

I drove down to Bristol in blue skies and bought one myself. I left the shop to find zero visibility and torrential rain. Hey ho, I didn't even get a duck! There's always tomorrow... have fun with yours.

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Re: Bird with 100-400L

chaosman wrote:

this pic already is a heavy crop and PP++

Yeah, not much you can do when they're that far away.

Even with IS and 1/1000s exposure it seemed very difficult to get a really sharp pic,

For in-flight shots I'd recommend turning the IS off. 1/1000 is pretty marginal too.

Hope you spot them again (close by),
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