Category Archives: Birds in Flight

Green Heron Taking Off From a Branch at 60 FPS

After experimenting for the past few weeks shooting my Nikon 1 gear at 60 frames per second (FPS), I’m becoming more comfortable using this approach, and now use it on a very regular basis. This short article shares a series of 15 consecutive images of a green heron taking off from a branch at 60 FPS. Continue reading Green Heron Taking Off From a Branch at 60 FPS

Tern Doing Mid Air Shake

Terns are one of the most common birds and various species can be found in many locations around the world. Since terns often dive to catch fish they can be regularly seen shaking momentarily while in flight. This helps the birds shed themselves of excess water on their feathers. This article shares photographs from an AF-C run of a tern doing a mid air shake. Continue reading Tern Doing Mid Air Shake

Aggressive Swan Chasing a Goose

Yesterday I was out doing more eBook field work photographing birds, and was able to capture some images of an aggressive swan chasing a goose. What follows are a selection of images taken from an AF-C run of 37 photographs. Frame sequence is noted. I shot in Manual mode using continuous auto-focus (AF-C) with subject tracking at a frame rate of 20 FPS, and Auto ISO 160-6400. Continue reading Aggressive Swan Chasing a Goose

Test Images of Small Birds Taking Flight at 60 FPS

The more that I’ve been experimenting with shooting at 60 frames per second, the more intrigued I’ve become with how to potentially utilize this capability. This article shares some test images of small birds taking flight at 60 frames per second (FPS). Continue reading Test Images of Small Birds Taking Flight at 60 FPS

Egret Taking Flight at 60 FPS

I must admit that I have become increasingly intrigued with trying to photograph birds in flight at 60 frames per second. This fast frame rate setting isn’t something that I would use all the time, but I think it is something that I may use more frequently as I get more practice with it. For situations where I want a ‘specific moment capture’ this frame rate will come in handy. This short article shares the first 10 frames from an image run of an egret taking flight at 60 FPS.┬áThe 10 consecutive images that follow were captured in 1/6th of a second. Continue reading Egret Taking Flight at 60 FPS

How to Photograph Birds at 60 FPS with Nikon 1

As discussed in a number of previous articles, choosing camera gear is an intensely personal decision. What may be a great choice for one photographer may not work well for another. Regardless of what someone chooses the key is to understand the capabilities of our camera gear and how to use it. This article discusses how to photograph birds at 60 frames per second with Nikon 1 gear. Continue reading How to Photograph Birds at 60 FPS with Nikon 1