6 thoughts on “Signature Series

  1. Hi David, good to meet up with you at Serendip Sanctuary yesterday. Was just browsing some of your amazing images. They are absolutely brilliant and a delight to ponder. Can I ask what settings you use when capturing birds in flight?
    Thanks
    Emmy

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    1. Hello Emmy, It was a good day at the Serendip Area. And good to catch up with the folk who attended.
      Most of my inflight is done on Nikon cameras, almost all set the same way.
      Exposure is Aperture Priority
      Focus is Continous AF Think its Servo AF in Canon
      Focus area is set to One Point. I use that rather than clever multi-point as the camera has less to calculate and can react quicker.
      Focus tracking is set to OFF, or sometimes to Normal
      Focus actuation is set to the Shutter Button, I don’t use Back Button Focus (BBF).
      Frame rate is set to Single. I don’t do multi-burst.

      I then use “Focus Bumping” once I’ve acquired the bird in frame. Focus bumping is a technique taught by Jim Neiger This explains it.
      http://www.birdphotographers.net/forums/showthread.php/1949-Bumping-the-focus-for-BIF

      Hope that helps.

      Oh, and practice, practice, practice. 🙂

      Regards
      DJ

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