Roseate Spoonbills in Flight

 

Roseate Landing – Exposure Triad: f/5.6, 1/2000 sec, ISO 200

Both these images were captured to see how the Lumix G9 paired with the Leica 200 mm f/2.8 performs for birds in flight.  The lens was coupled with the 2X teleconverter giving it an effective focal length of 800mm.  The image above was of the Roseate flying nearly directly toward the camera while the image below had the bird flying right to left.  In the second image I was panning with the bird.  For both cases, the camera was hand-held, set to continuous autofocus (AFC) and the focus area set to custom with a 5 vertical and 5 horizontal diamond pattern.

 

Roseate in Flight – Exposure triad: f/5.6, 1/2000 sec, ISO 200

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2 Comments

  1. Sivaraman P April 13, 2018 at 6:01 pm #

    Fantastic shots of BIF. Did you use the mechanical shutter or electronic shutter? Did you notice any significant difference in focusing with the TC? Finally, have you shot other types of BIF? Grateful for your sharing.

    • sverma April 13, 2018 at 6:08 pm #

      Thank you for your kind words. For these shots I used the mechanical shutter. The TCs both 1.4 and the 2.0 do not degrade the spped or accuracy of focusing. Yes I have shot a lot of BIF and you can see these in my blog as well as my portfolio of birds.

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