D500, 300MM PF and 1.4X Chasing Barn Swallows

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Jimusny
Jimusny Senior Member • Posts: 1,622
D500, 300MM PF and 1.4X Chasing Barn Swallows
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Combo does very well at acquiring and following these little jet fighters even just above water.. I find if you use group and try and keep just the bottom point of the group on teh bird its pretty dependable, and a heck of a lot easier than single point.. just wish I had a bit better light.. took about 200 shots and really about 2/3rds were in focus, I could never do that with one of my long zooms, im lucky to get 1 out of 10

have a bunch more processed and not processed.. some i managed to get off 7 or 8 before I lost the bird

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Nikon D7200 Nikkor AF-S 300mm f/4E PF ED VR Tamron SP 150-600mm F5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 Olympus E-M1 Nikon D500 +8 more
Nikon D500
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alcaher Contributing Member • Posts: 729
Re: D500, 300MM PF and 1.4X Chasing Barn Swallows

thats an excellent job.  great pictures

I tried two times to photograph swallows on flight, and i gave up after 5 minutes. Way to fast.

Alex

 alcaher's gear list:alcaher's gear list
Nikon D200 Nikon D300S Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G VR +3 more
Doug Haag Senior Member • Posts: 1,545
Re: D500, 300MM PF and 1.4X Chasing Barn Swallows

I didn't realize these were called Barn Swallows.  I can easily shoot them sitting still from a distance of 15 feet.  They line up on the lifeline of my sailboat.  And then poop on the deck below.  Guess they think my boat is a latrine.  I think their nests are underneath the wooden docks.

Reilly Diefenbach
Reilly Diefenbach Forum Pro • Posts: 12,430
Re: D500, 300MM PF and 1.4X Chasing Barn Swallows

Excellent job Jim on the toughest bif there is!

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Nikon D500 Nikon D850
chuck kling Contributing Member • Posts: 562
Re: D500, 300MM PF and 1.4X Chasing Barn Swallows

Great effort, here......am happy I bought the same combo !

Chuck Kling.
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