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09-28-2016, 02:25 PM   #766
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Make sure you hear the beep before taking your first picture. 😊

The AF Hold setting will give you a bit of leeway when sudden movement means you failed to keep the point over your target or sn obstacle crosses the field of view.

09-30-2016, 12:01 PM   #767
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I have not seen these birds before and a large flock appeared in the field behind my house, so I got my longest lens (Sigma 70-300) and attempted to get a shot of them. From a google search they appear to be Lapwings, was quite impressive watching them flock.

My humble attempt at bird in flight.
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QuoteOriginally posted by audiobomber Quote
The trick with tracking is to ensure you are on the subject before releasing the shutter, otherwise a string of blurry images follow. If you are using AF-C, Expandable AF, continuous shooting and AF Hold Medium, the camera should help you keep the AF point on the target by moving the focus points.
Thanks! I'll give that a try.

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Make sure you hear the beep before taking your first picture. 😊

The AF Hold setting will give you a bit of leeway when sudden movement means you failed to keep the point over your target or sn obstacle crosses the field of view.
The problem is the camera beeps when it thinks it's focused, but it may not be focused on the subject. Still I understand what you're saying, thanks for the suggestion.
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Just for the record, my beep is disabled. I don't know if focus beep is useful or counterproductive for action shots.


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QuoteOriginally posted by JimS_256 Quote
Thanks! I'll give that a try.



The problem is the camera beeps when it thinks it's focused, but it may not be focused on the subject. .
Correct, Jim, that bit is up to you. You need to keep the point on the target, not the rock in the background. :-)



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An immature male Ruby-throated Hummingbird... from my yard on October 1st

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After many attempts


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And some more-Just posted this one to the Alphabet thread






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Here's a slightly scary BIF I think...

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Caspian tern flying by...
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Bigger is not always better. Photographing relatively close, fast moving eagles can be challenging. For me overhead is even a little harder - if they are close their speed and the angle make it difficult. At Conowingo Dam today this eagle popped into my vision, Just getting the bird in the viewfinder with at 600mm on a cropped body is tough - they can be hard to find. Here's a case where bigger was not better. This photo was with the Sigma 150-600 Sport at 600mm. No cropping. If I had set it at 500 or so I would have gotten a really nice shot and could have easily photoshopped the tower out.Just getting the bird on the frame and in focus feels good - too bad I didn't have the zoom at 500 or less
This was taken on a monopod secured by a pouch at my waist.
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Nice effort Bob. Really sharp. The rest will come with more time with that combo. Me jealous.
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The Eyes Have It. I did get a lot of the shots on frame Steve. Especially if the birds were a little further away and flying laterally versus overhead. Again at 600mm

Here's one where the eyes tell the story - the fish looks none too happy, the eagle is anxious to find a branch to land on.
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