Sunday, 14 June 2009

Grey Heron flight shots

These three flight shots were taken today from the small hide at Walmsley Sanctuary. For some unknown reason this individual kept flying around the pool in front of the hide, making it ideal to test my camera skills on flight shots.

The most tricky aspect is getting the auto focus onto the eye - with such huge wings the auto focus naturally locks on to the largest mass at the closest point. If you take enough shots, with a bit of luck one or two come good! The shot below is my favourite as the angle of the head is looking into the picture.

EXIF: Ap Priority, F/7.1 ISO 200. Shutter 1/250s, Exposure -0.3EV. Focal length 500mm. Hand held.

1 comment:

  1. You keep giving me things to strive for. I love your blog.