Willie wagtail and welcome swallow

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Birdgirl2009
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Willie wagtail and welcome swallow

The camera was on the flight setting because I was trying to catch the willie wagtail flying, but instead got him grabbing a spider.


I tried to get the welcome swallows scooping water, but they are so fast and unpredictable that it is EXTREME tracking - the camera was great, I was less so

GeorgeP
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You're on fire with that new kit, Birdgirl. I have never been able to take inflight shots of such small birds. The WW with the prey is an outstanding shot.

Cheers,

George
Melbourne, VIC

Holly
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Gorgeous shots birdgirl!

The WS in flight is just stunning.

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Goodness Birdgirl, I went out and played with lots of small birds this morning.... not sure if I feel like posting them now after seeing your beautiful shots!!!! Well done, great to see you out experimenting and learning with your new gear.

Sunshine Coast Queensland

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Thanks everyone - it was a good day. I like to challenge myself and with the faster focussing I'll be trying more flight shots.
The WW shots have a lot of noise because I had the camera set on shutter priority iso 2000 for the swallows, but I love the spider moment
Birdie - please post - I would like to see something new.

Birdgirl2009
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Another welcome swallow shot

Birdgirl2009
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Worked it out!

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btw ignore the silly ramblings above - for the ww with spider I was using shutter priority; f/5.6, exposure time 1/2500 sec, iso 3200 @ 400mm because I had just been taking photos of the welcome swallows

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btw ignore the silly ramblings above - for the ww with spider I was using shutter priority; f/5.6, exposure time 1/2500 sec, iso 3200 @ 400mm because I had just been taking photos of the welcome swallows

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Unreal shots Birdgirl, I gave up on Welcome Swallows in flight a long time ago, my shots of them resembled a lump of mud flying through the air.
Its very hard to get a detailed shot of a Willie wagtail to and you have certainly done them justice with your shots.
I am glad to see you are having such a great time with that new camera, good onya mate, well done.

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