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Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 03-02-2018, 04:35 AM  
Crested Tern waiting for dinner
Posted By skogpingvin
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Crested Tern (Thalasseus bergii)

Juvenile waiting for dinner. Taken at Point Nepean (3818'06.1"S 14439'06.4"E), Victoria, Australia, 24 Jan 2017.

A small group of juveniles were waiting on a small beach at the end of the Point while parents brought fish from inside Port Phillip Bay. Shadow is an adult Crested Tern, but not the parent of this individual.

A[art from cropping a little brightening, there's no processing on this photo. I'm not that clever.
Forum: Photographic Technique 04-14-2016, 12:15 AM  
Birds in flight photography - looking for some tips / advice
Posted By skogpingvin
Replies: 26
Views: 5,102
An interesting question - I should try disabling it for the user mode I've created for birds in flight.

I went out for a trip last weekend, and besides getting sick, I took a couple of hundred shots of passing Cockies and Galahs. I think that the real secret is practice. You do improve. This one I'm pretty pleased with, but it's only one out of heaps of poor attempts.
Forum: Photographic Technique 04-02-2016, 11:34 PM  
Birds in flight photography - looking for some tips / advice
Posted By skogpingvin
Replies: 26
Views: 5,102
Oh My God - that is AWESOME!

I've been trying to improve on birds in flight for some time now, and my strategy is a little different. TAv with f/8 and 1/1000, and let the ISO float. This seems a little odd, but it's better to get a sharper dark photo that you can post process a bit rather than a blurry image that isn't any good for anything. Centre spot focusing only, just practice until you can keep that spot on the bird. I do use centre weighted metring, and +1EV to compensate for the inevitable backlight.

And like a number of people have said, practice practice practice - I'm still pretty awful but I'm improving.
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