I spotted a pair of nesting peregrines in a quarry near me so I tried to grab some shots this morning. I managed to get a few, but I've obviously got the settings wrong as the photos come out very dark and I had to adjust exposure in post-processing just to get it this clear....
I'm using a Canon 7D with a 100-400mm lens, F5, ISO500, 1/2000 - which I think are better for birds in flight against the sky?
I'd appreciate any tips for settings so I can get better pictures!
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Looking at the photo if that is their normal flight path away from the nesting area I would position myself to one side so you are not trying to focus on a bird flying directly towards you.
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Better settings: ISO500, F6.3, 1/125 (400mm) Still not as clear as I'd like but without more 'tele' the only other thing I can do is use a tripod instead of the monopod I had on me.
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