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Three Red Kites in Flight

 
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Jul 03, 2011 17:01 |  #1

Here's an image of three Red Kites from a trip to Gigrin Farm, a month or so ago. It shows three birds in a triangle. It's a complete fluke but lots of fun, nonetheless

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ID Mark IV, EF 500. 1/2,000th sec, f/4, ISO 800, 500 mm. The light was horrible and I had to do a lot of work on the contrast to rescue this from the recycle bin.

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I've just published the first part of an in-depth tutorial on bird in flight photography (external link) on my website, if anyone is interested. I'd also be happy to receive feedback and your own tips and suggestions on how to improve it, to try to make it as useful as possible for all BIF photographers.



  
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Jul 03, 2011 17:09 |  #2

Very excellent photo!
I just read the Tutorial as well.great information..should I be using 200 on the 40D as well? I seldom go off 400, probably laziness :)


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Jul 03, 2011 17:26 |  #3

Thanks Flo. I'm glad the first part of the tutorial was of use to you. Are you referring to ISO speed? If so, I go with whatever I need it to be to give me adequate DOF and shutter speed - I discuss this at length in Part 2 of the tutorial, which I hope to get out his week.




  
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Jul 03, 2011 17:46 |  #4

johnasc wrote in post #12699045 (external link)
Thanks Flo. I'm glad the first part of the tutorial was of use to you. Are you referring to ISO speed? If so, I go with whatever I need it to be to give me adequate DOF and shutter speed - I discuss this at length in Part 2 of the tutorial, which I hope to get out his week.

Yes I was, and thank you.


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Jul 03, 2011 20:36 |  #5

Bet you never get that shot again! Well done.




  
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Jul 04, 2011 12:17 |  #6

HKGuns wrote in post #12699710 (external link)
Bet you never get that shot again! Well done.

Thanks HKGuns :) Funnily enough, I have a couple of other similar ones... :cool: But there's a lot of luck involved in such images




  
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Jul 04, 2011 12:27 |  #7

That's a great capture!




  
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Jul 04, 2011 13:06 as a reply to  @ Mnbruce's post |  #8

Thanks Bruce :)




  
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Jul 04, 2011 15:54 |  #9

Some great aerial acrobatics you caught here. I love to see shots of these guys and I hope to have a chance to photograph them myself some day. Well done.


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Jul 04, 2011 15:57 |  #10

Superb shot and very nicely lit (whether or not by post processing)

I appreciate the irony that you're in Oxfordshire, and yet went to Gigrin to get Red Kite photos...!


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Jul 04, 2011 19:39 |  #11

nicely done John




  
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Jul 05, 2011 03:56 |  #12

Very nice I hope I can get something like these when I go to Harewood in August.
I also look forward to the remaing parts of the tutorial, nice to know we are all doing the same thing and can learn something new.


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Jul 05, 2011 10:58 |  #13

Pete wrote in post #12703894 (external link)
I appreciate the irony that you're in Oxfordshire, and yet went to Gigrin to get Red Kite photos...!

It wasn't lost on me either :) I have got some great shots of Red Kites from my own back garden but I had to go to Gigrin once, just to see what all the fuss is about..




  
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Jul 05, 2011 10:59 |  #14

ukcyberboy wrote in post #12706189 (external link)
I also look forward to the remaing parts of the tutorial, nice to know we are all doing the same thing and can learn something new.

I will try and get the next part up this evening... It's good to know that people are reading it and finding it useful. I found this information hard to come by when I started out and there's a lot of misinformation to pick through, too.




  
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Jul 05, 2011 16:37 |  #15

great capture John.


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