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Bird in Flight . . . . . . . . Finally
Lens: DA* 300 Camera: K-1 Photo Location: Shy Pond Park ISO: 400 Shutter Speed: 1/2000s Aperture: F5.6 
Posted By: Sailor, 03-21-2018, 02:34 PM

After years of trying, I finally captured a bird (in this case a gull) in flight this afternoon. More luck than skill, but I can still check off another box in the official list of the requirements for amateur photographers - even if it took until I'm in my dotage!

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QuoteOriginally posted by Sailor Quote
Bird in Flight . . . . . . . . Finally
Your time has been repaid, it looks like an airplane landing, beautiful. Have you ever tried using catch-in-focus?
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Great timing, detail and lighting.
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Fantastic, Jer! All your patience paid off.

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Nice shot Her - I' still trying!
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Nice lighting, depth and detail.
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Very well done. You managed to capture everything perfectly. Well executed.

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now that you have started, keep at it!!!!

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QuoteOriginally posted by Sailor Quote
After years of trying, I finally captured a bird
HOORAY !!! Well captured ( at last ) buddy. You had to wait until you had that lovely DA* 300 of yours.
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Nailed it.
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I am always impressed by this kind of photography because I am no good at it. Well done.
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Very nice
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Very nice
Luck or not that is excellent. I'm envious.
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QuoteOriginally posted by maw Quote
Your time has been repaid, it looks like an airplane landing, beautiful. Have you ever tried using catch-in-focus?
Thanks much for the kind words. I've never tried "catch-in-focus" - assuming the term means what I think it does.

Jer

QuoteOriginally posted by eaglem Quote
Great timing, detail and lighting.
Thanks, my friend.

Jer

QuoteOriginally posted by Dewman Quote
Fantastic, Jer! All your patience paid off.
Thank you! Things just came together for this one.

Jer

QuoteOriginally posted by joip Quote
Nice shot Her - I' still trying!
Thank you, Joi. I wish I could tell you how I did it, but . . . . . . . I don't know myself.

Jer

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Nice lighting, depth and detail.
Many thanks.

Jer

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Very well done. You managed to capture everything perfectly. Well executed.

TT
I appreciate you kind words, Tony.

Jer

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QuoteOriginally posted by rod_grant Quote
now that you have started, keep at it!!!!
I don't do a lot of wildlife photography, but I'm sure I'll take a swing at BIF again in the future.

Jer

QuoteOriginally posted by pjv Quote
HOORAY !!! Well captured ( at last ) buddy. You had to wait until you had that lovely DA* 300 of yours.
Thanks so much, mate. This darn lens has sure been a joy.

Jer

QuoteOriginally posted by AussieTrev Quote
Nailed it.
Hey, Trev - thanks!

Jer

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I am always impressed by this kind of photography because I am no good at it. Well done.
Thank you, although luck played a big, big role in this one. We have forum members, such as Susan (slowpez), who can produce wonderful BIF photos with both alacrity and regularity. I am most certainly not in that league.

Jer

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Very nice
Thanks very much.

Jer

QuoteOriginally posted by foxandcrow Quote
Luck or not that is excellent. I'm envious.
I'm glad you like it; thanks for looking.

Jer
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Nice shot, I'd recommend removing the branch on the bottom right of the photograph. But other than that, it's still a stellar shot. So sharp and so breathtaking.
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