Goose in Flight

Goose in FlightTo view more of my photography please click on www.rakmilphotography.com

This is an example of monochrome treatment processed in Tonality Pro. Taking birds in flight, (BIF to the professionals) is a skill, and while certainly easier with large birds, still requires some practice and the right settings. It helps to use fast shutter speeds (1/1600th of a second here in this shot) and a good aperture (F6.3 in this case) with your zoom not quite at maximum. I do not use the dynamic tracking focus system in my cameras but I do use image stabilization on the lens. You are still going to have to move and track the bird and only if you are lucky get a fast steady shot with some panning. This shot stood out for me because of the reflections in the water and on the bird itself.

16 responses

  1. What can one say except, “Great shot!”

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    July 7, 2015 at 2:42 am

  2. Love this one.

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    July 7, 2015 at 4:28 am

  3. Amazing shot!

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    July 7, 2015 at 5:08 am

  4. Wonderful shot, Victor, and I enjoyed reading your description of how you took and processed the shot.

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    July 7, 2015 at 6:00 am

  5. Really nice shot!

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    July 7, 2015 at 6:18 am

  6. Perfect BIF shot!

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    July 7, 2015 at 9:16 am

  7. Superb capture!

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    July 7, 2015 at 11:00 am

  8. TPJ

    BIF, I shot over 200 images of hummingbirds. About 5 were OK. Sad but that’s not bad for hummingbirds. Hard, but we just keep ‘clicking’ because the end result is so great. Nice shot.

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    July 8, 2015 at 8:15 am

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