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How to capture a Hawk and 2 Buzzards

 
amyshawamy
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Jan 20, 2011 09:06 |  #1

Hello, I am new to photographing wild birds, I have a 5 acre plot of land and recently have seen 2 Buzzards and 1 Hawk flying over and landing on my posts.
I have a Canon 300D Rebel and a 75-200mm lens as well as the 18-55mm lens that came with the camera.

How do I go about photographing them whilst flying and perching?

Thanks for any response.




  
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Jan 20, 2011 09:50 |  #2

With difficulty :D

Welcome to POTN amyshawamy. Where are you? If in UK, I would suggest pegging road kill like pheasant or rabbit near where you have seen the buzzards on a post and rigging up a small hide/blind close by.

With the 75-200 you will need to get pretty close. Hope that helps a little.


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Jan 20, 2011 12:37 |  #3

Agree with Scrumpy 200mm is not enough reach without a hide. I have a 300mm and see Buzzards near home regularly but have yet to get close enough for a decent photo. Most people would say the min for bird photography is 400mm and given my experience with the 300mm I would have to agree.


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