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05-31-2016, 09:52 AM - 3 Likes   #1
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Raptor Soaring
Lens: 50-135 Camera: K-3 Photo Location: Apple Valley ISO: 100 Shutter Speed: 1/5000s Aperture: F2.8 

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You should be very proud of this spectacular image !
I am amazed how you could come up with this at such "wide-open" exposure and shutter speed!
Well done !!
Did you use any of the "tracking" settings? .... such as 9 points/27 points/ AF-C etc ... ?
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You should be very proud of this spectacular image !
I am amazed how you could come up with this at such "wide-open" exposure and shutter speed!
Well done !!
Did you use any of the "tracking" settings? .... such as 9 points/27 points/ AF-C etc ... ?
Thanks mate! It's not as hard as you think it was. I had it on 26 points, AFC, centered weighted focusing, and high continuous shooting. I literally sprayed and prayed and got lucky! I was also extremely surprised at the settings I've used because I never had to pan/tracked anything that hard in my life. But the camera settings made it easy, the continual focusing tracked a lot better than I would have ever imagined, the focus stayed on the raptor as long as I move with it. That's the hardest part, keeping the raptor in the live view box as you look through the lens. These guys are incredibly fast.
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Nice capture!

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That's the hardest part, keeping the raptor in the live view box as you look through the lens.
I used to go to the race track and pan cars as they came around a curve. One after the other until I filled all of my cards. I've found that doing so made great practice for BIF as it teaches you to steady the camera with the movement of the subject. The only difference being that a car on a race track is more predictable in where it's going than a bird is.
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That is one amazing shot!!
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What a fantastic photograph. This capture of a rapture, ) gives the impression that this beautiful creature is just out for a relaxing cruise. However, at second glance, it does appear to be eyeballing his next meal. Bon Appetite!

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