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Help -Birds in motion Diya Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 25] (190)::2013-08-29 2:09
With my High zoom non DSLR camera, how can I take pictures of birds in motion. I am using the sports mode, to take the picture.Attempted millions of times to take the best shot, but failed.The picture always came blur and if by chance the picture came out just "OK" the bird seems to be out of the frame.Is their any good tips to guide me?
Re: Help -Birds in motion ramthakur Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4311 W: 231 N: 14044] (56885)::2013-08-30 5:01
Ever tried in manual mode, Diya? Give it a try, using high ISO rating and shutter speed. Keep the aperture moderately open.
Re: Help -Birds in motion Diya Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 25] (190)::2013-08-30 10:41
Thank You, will surely try out and post the picture.. or write my progress here.I will try out the manual mode ( scariest mode)
Re: Help -Birds in motion SunToucher Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2385 W: 237 N: 3033] (11162)::2013-08-30 12:08
Try panning. So move your camera with the birds direction and press the shutter. But continue the movement after you have made the photo.
Re: Help -Birds in motion Diya Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 25] (190)::2013-08-30 22:23
but it will come blurred.Its just a high zoom camera not a DSLR. The movemnt made the picture more blurred
Re: Help -Birds in motion SunToucher Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2385 W: 237 N: 3033] (11162)::2013-08-31 7:13
It doesn't matter what typeof camera. If you want to capture something that moves, you need to follow it in your viewer and move with it.
Re: Help -Birds in motion pirate Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 798 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)::2013-09-04 13:47
Yes it does matter what kind of camera you own because there are tremendous differences between DSLR and non DSLR autofocus systems. In non DSLR the autofocus is slow and non predictif and it is simply impossible to follow a bird in flight, even if you follow it with camera panning. Just forget your autofocus and set your camera to manual focussing (not manual exposure!) than wait until the bird is coming into the focussed distance and follow it while shooting. It is extremely difficult with non DSLR but worth a try with manual focus
Tom
Re: Help -Birds in motion Diya Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 25] (190)::2013-09-04 21:25
Thank You ,that was quite a helpful tip.I m using the manual focus to get the best possible shot,but true it will never come as good as any DSLR.The picture comes best when the bird is sitting or doing something..and not in flight . However just going through the manual it has said that for Birds in flight try on to Sports mode. I have tried couple of shot, it came OK.But i need to fix on timing and more concentration. But yes when the bird is flying in the sky, it is best to use DSLR as it can detect it position even after high zoom, which is not possible with other camera except may be with Canon.
Re: Help -Birds in motion PeakXV Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 121 W: 0 N: 544] (3135)::2013-09-11 20:19
There are birds in motion and then there are BIRDS IN MOTION. Large hovering birds such as vultures & gulls that allow even marginal autofocus senors a chance to function - are best to start and practice with. If your camera and glass are up to snuff - you will soon start to see some results. Speedy songbirds are tough, even for the pros and ducks that move in excess of 80kph take some real practice to 'lock on' to. Good Luck!
Re: Help -Birds in motion Diya Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 25] (190)::2013-09-11 21:25
but the only problem I face is I loose them, when I zoom it near to the eagle of vulture...Thats the toughest part...I loose them...:( my camera is highzoom sony HX 300.
Re: Help -Birds in motion pirate Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 798 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)::2013-09-12 23:51
That's the same problem with binos and scopes with high magnification, it's a matter of training and not using the ultrahigh magnification. I would never use a lens with more than 500 mm for flight pictures,.Afaik the sony HX300 has much higher magnification. Try to use something between 300 and 500 mm at a max, if the birds are to small in the viewfinder, they are too far away. The art of photographing birds in flight is not the use of extreme telelenses but the knowledge how to aproach these birds. A very good training subject are gulls in a harbour.
Keep on trying
Tom
Re: Help -Birds in motion imageme Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 112 W: 0 N: 77] (1004)::2013-10-26 7:24
To take pictures of birds in motion , need a lot of patience and practise. I suggest you to find a spot which birds go there often., prepare camera exposure at higher shutter speed for sudden movement of the bird., fairly open iris F-stop 5.6, all depends how you want the DOF to be., and adjust the ISO to the right exposure. This camera setting suggestion is mainly for fair weather.