My first attempt at Tree Martins and Welcome Swallow BIF with the 80D

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MuzzaAus Senior Member • Posts: 2,391
My first attempt at Tree Martins and Welcome Swallow BIF with the 80D

Hi ,

I am trying to photograph Tree Martins and I noticed  some Welcome Swallows flying with the Martins.They are so fast.I managed to get some shots with the birds in the frame.The 80D AI servo was up to the task when I got the bird in the 9 point zone and allowed a second for focus lock.Any misses were on my part.

My max shutter speed was about 1/1250th sec which seems to be too slow for these birds. I will try again in better light to get higher shutter speeds. Here are a few where they are in focus and in the frame.

Cheers

Murray

Tree Martins

Tree Martin

Tree Martin

Welcome Swallow

Welcome Swallow has a forked tail

Tree Martin

Tree martin

Canon EOS 80D
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Cenk
Cenk Senior Member • Posts: 1,608
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Excellent, thumbs up...

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Mark R Paton
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This looks promising , this is the main reason I  bought the 80D = tracking capability

I have yet to put the camera through its paces due to none stop rain ' but the 1st chance I get it will be swift in flight for the test.

Thanks for posting 👍

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James Larsen
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Not bad!

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Zeee Forum Pro • Posts: 22,952
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At first I thought it read my first attempt at Three Martinis  Those look really good. I have two challenges this summer. Getting some small bird shots and show shutter race cars/bikes and panning.

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Photodug Senior Member • Posts: 1,923
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Excellent shots...those guys are quick! I tried to catch them with my 60D with the 400mm 5.6 but didn't have any luck.

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