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Apr 06, 2016 10:22 |  #3511

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What does everyone think about birds looking of flying away from the camera?

It happens to me all the time in the field - I'm approaching a bird, getting closer and closer, and then finally the bird takes off. And that gives an opportunity to get some shots of the bird in flight. But the bird is flying away from me, and I'm basically shooting it in the back.

Here's what Arthur Morris says about it in The Art of Bird Photography II: "Images of birds facing slightly or well away from the camera are rarely successful." (Page 183 if anyone is interested.)

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I think I have to agree with Morris. Based on my own experience I have some borderline shots of birds where they are not "full eye" shots and they are not as compelling as a good eye full. :)

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Apr 06, 2016 11:02 |  #3512

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I think I have to agree with Morris. Based on my own experience I have some borderline shots of birds where they are not "full eye" shots and they are not as compelling as a good eye full. :)

example = borderline eye shots

Yeah, great captures, wonderful opportunities, but the bird is not communicating with the viewer.


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Apr 06, 2016 11:07 |  #3513

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Yeah, great captures, wonderful opportunities, but the bird is not communicating with the viewer.

Exactly...but they were sharp so I kept them. lol


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Apr 06, 2016 11:29 |  #3514

ptcanon3ti wrote in post #17962731 (external link)
Exactly...but they were sharp so I kept them. lol

I agree, I am finding out the hard way since this happens to me often, like probably all of you. However sometimes, facing or quartering away can work because it shows a bird's feathering well, or otherwise tells a story. I have some of these that I like personally, but, as Morris says, more often than not they suck.

A few that I like personally but others may not agree!!! These I keep for myself anyway (as I do all my photos, come to think of it......:) )

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Apr 06, 2016 13:18 |  #3516

Nice and sharp, but flying away from you.


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Apr 06, 2016 16:01 as a reply to  @ Archibald's post |  #3518

Well i was just got out of my car and that thing just happened to fly by. lol




  
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Apr 06, 2016 16:02 |  #3519

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Well i was just got out of my car and that thing just happened to fly by. lol

Great catch.

It's a juvenile night heron, if you were wondering....


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Apr 06, 2016 16:28 |  #3520

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Well i was just got out of my car and that thing just happened to fly by. lol

No problem. It wasn't sure if you were joining the preceding discussion and posting an example...:-)


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Apr 06, 2016 17:44 |  #3521

No question where these pelicans were looking.


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Apr 06, 2016 23:39 |  #3522

Couple of birds in flight and not looking away from the camera. Wakodahatchee Wetlands in Florida.

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More nest building by a Great Egret. Wakodahatchee Wetlands.


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Apr 07, 2016 00:11 |  #3524

How beautiful photos from a far!! @J. Litton your first nebulosity photo is amazing!!.


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