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Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Birds in flight - a WBW inspiration (an easy start: Sea birds)

Thanks to Springmans post to the birth and development of in-flight photography, I have trawled through my archives to present a montage of my attempts of the last 2 years. Sometimes I even astound myself although the cost of a good camera and lense always makes life a little easier....... sometimes!

to take a look at Springmans idea that the slow lazy flight of Gulls are a good starting point and makes for easy practice certainly seems to hold true




although getting a mundane (cant think of a better phrase...) Gull against a moody sky can make an image look far better and more dramatic


or just get close and make life behind a camera even easier


a visit to the coast gives more opportunites to capture different species, and cliff top and beach settings give differing challanges

cliff tops mean you can often get eye to eye with your subject and if its windy you can capture great movement

Gannets



or a sense of speed

Little Tern


12 comments:

Arija said...

I had to giggle at the first Gannet shot . . . what a contortionist! Isn't it thrilling to get decent flight shots?

TexWisGirl said...

yes, the gannet shot did make me laugh as well! but those gulls are gorgeous!

heyBJK said...

Awesome flight shots, Dave! Wow! Nice work!

Springman said...

Your wonderful post proves the point, it's not just that a shore bird tends to be braver around a camera or their flight is less eratic but...the images are also naturally dramatic and the best of, like yours, are inspirational. Does it get anymore fun? I think there are a whole lot of people heading for the sea shore today! Why wouldn't you?

mick said...

Great photos. You make me want to get out and photograph the gulls around here. Yours look beautiful in flight.

Andrew said...

Wonderful images Dane and I agree the Gannet is a wonderful image to see..."shut that door!"

Gary said...

Great captures!! Love those Gannets. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Hilke Breder said...

Marvelous shots, Dave! The ones of the Northern Gannet are truly brilliant. Makes me envious.

Pat said...

These are great flight shots! The Gannet capture is really amazing!

John said...

Hi Dave,
A man after my own heart, birds and The Cure, what could be better!
Love the Gannet photo, my Dad`s favourite bird, and you have captured such movement in that shot!
J
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Adam Tilt said...

Some great images there Dave. I've never been very successful when it comes to flight shots but after reading this I might just give it another go.

Rambling Woods said...

These are amazing flight photos...you can really get a sense at how it works...Happy Holidays...Michelle