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27-06-12, 09:58 PM
Join Date: Aug 2009
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oh, i meant to say that i'm looking through the viewfinder, not liveview. heck, i can't even switch liveview on (can't figure out which button it is lol).
maybe i'll just stick to static objects for a while
thanks for the tips, i will give it another go once i have the time to get out again. seagulls would be great - i live in landlocked derby unfortunately, although there are a ridiculous number of seagulls on the school yard at lunchtime where i work...they can't resist the stuff the kids chuck on the floor(!).
The lens you are using is slow and F5.6 at the 300mm end, so will affect the time it takes to focus on the subject. If you half press the shutter button it will focus the lens on the bird as it flies past. Keep doing this without taking the shot until you are sure you can keep the focus spot on the bird. After a time it will become second nature then you can press the shutter button to take the shot, but remember to keep panning after you have taken the shot. Here are some images I've taken of Swifts and House Martins in flight.
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