American goldfinch male

Posted by RLK on Thu May 18, 2017 1:01 am

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I was successful in getting this male in flight today and fortunate to get a good wing position. The background is my lawn in the distance.

To get this image I shifted focus to the far right point and focused on the bird as it perched. This allowed it to fly into the focal plane where there was empty space. I then pressed the shutter in "burst mode" with my right hand and raised my left arm to flush the bird from his perch. It took more than one try to get this but ultimately the technique worked. I had plenty of goldfinches to work with as well.

Please click for uncompressed view, thanks

Canon 1DX2, 500mm f4L IS II, ISO 1250, f/8, 1/4000 sec, manual exposure, tripod
Bob Kothenbeutel
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by Karl Egressy on Thu May 18, 2017 5:39 am
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You figured out pretty good how to perform these shots.
Excellent work, Bob.
The banking pose is outstanding with the full wing span and fanned tail.

by Denis55 on Thu May 18, 2017 7:23 am
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Excellent work,and your persistence paid off!

by c.w. moynihan on Thu May 18, 2017 11:03 am
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Nice grab of this speedy flying little bird.

Cuz I'm free as a bird now and this bird you cannot change !

by david fletcher on Thu May 18, 2017 1:00 pm
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Pretty well as Karl said.. Cracking good shot Bob
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by Homer on Thu May 18, 2017 2:25 pm
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This is fantastic shot Bob. Well done.

by Mako_Elite on Thu May 18, 2017 3:48 pm
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Awesome shot Bob. I'll bet you have even better ones, how about the one with downing pose you showed me on your camera :-))

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