It’s not easy capturing birds in flight. That’s a big understatement, but sometimes I get lucky. I sat by the kitchen window late yesterday afternoon in the pretty light, turning up the shutter speed considerably and shot the picture below on the first try.
I thought to myself, “close – but no cigar.” And so I continued to try my luck in order to catch an awesome wing spread. But it was to no avail. Below, I give you all my fails.
I know. You’re thrilled, aren’t you?
Now this is just weirdness.
Just missed this one. I was focusing manually too, because when I shoot in Shutter mode, the autofocus gets confused. Does it do that to you, owners of Nikon D7000’s? It’s easier to just shoot on manual focus when in that mode.
And another wonky one.
This one’s ok in a dreamy sort of way.
But only barely.
But this one of a male cardinal caught preening is my favorite.
Oh, there’s an entire series of this guy which I’ll have to share with you soon.
This is my favorite of the lot and was taken from the living room window.
And speaking of windows, our view through the woods of the the sun setting.
Taken with the long lens, Nikon 70-300mm, through the kitchen window.
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