Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Week 42, Day 293, February 14, 2010 Take Off

I experimented with photographing birds through a window while we were at the in-laws for dinner.  The experiment was to use a high ISO so that I could keep the shutter speeds as fast as possible. (Thank you for that tip RuneE). It was a dark cloudy day.  I took this photo just after the sparrow jumped off the branch.

Lessons Learned:
  • It seems like photographing small birds in flight is a hit or miss with a lot more misses.  
Photo details: Exposure time 1/1000 sec, Aperture f/2.8, ISO 3200, Focal Length 200 mm, Lens Canon 70-200mm f2.8L USM, handheld.

7 comments:

James said...

Very cool shot. Thanks to you and Rune for the iso tip. :)

Amber said...

This one is definitely a hit. Nice work!

Yolanda said...

This is such a lovely capture - very ethereal and soft! Great DoF, and bokeh. The bird almost seems transparent!

Mercedes said...

Siento no hablar tu idioma correctamente, pero una imagen vale más que mil palabras. Esta fotografía me parece preciosa y quería decírtelo.

Saludos desde Madrid, España

Andrew said...

You captured the motion really nicely.

toledonative said...

What a great shot! Amazing timing!

Nicki said...

Great shot!