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First Bird in Flight success
Lens: 60-250 Camera: K-5 Photo Location: NW Indiana Aperture: F4 
Posted By: markvc, 06-05-2017, 10:37 AM

More shots from our camping trip. Went to the beach at Michigan City IN and tried some bird in flight shots with the 60 - 250 lens. Still working on the technique, but did get a few keepers that would not have been possible with any of my other lenses - I think I'm going to really enjoy learning how to better use this lens.

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06-05-2017, 03:28 PM   #2
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Ta da! There is a definite technique to it, and the only way to get it down is to practice, practice, practice! Happily, this is much easier, and cheaper, to do with digital!

PS- I like the top one the best!
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Very nice. It does take a lot of practice and trial and error with settings. I still can't decide if AFS or AFC is better, they both seem to work and not work at times.

I still struggle with a bird flying at me, I'm not sure if it's me or if it is the equipment that is having the difficulty.

And I can't imagine the cost of doing it with film. I've shot close to 700 shots one day along the river of eagles fishing and fighting and it only cost $25 for a 32gig memory card.
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That a very good first effort.

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And I can't imagine the cost of doing it with film. I've shot close to 700 shots one day along the river of eagles fishing and fighting and it only cost $25 for a 32gig memory card.
With digital you pay your "film" costs up front. Then you have to make a colossal effort to "use it up" before the camera becomes obsolete. It's like buying a film camera with 150,000 free frames of film.

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That K-5 is quite a remarkable camera as well. Very nice series, well done.

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QuoteOriginally posted by markvc Quote
More shots from our camping trip. Went to the beach at Michigan City IN and tried some bird in flight shots with the 60 - 250 lens. Still working on the technique, but did get a few keepers that would not have been possible with any of my other lenses - I think I'm going to really enjoy learning how to better use this lens.
Seagulls are good birds to practice on if you're at a place where they continually circle looking for dinner.

These are all good shots, BTW
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