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Budgie take off A little more success in my attempts at birds in flight! Budgerigar,Geotagged,Melopsittacus undulatus,South Africa Click/tap to enlarge Country intro

Budgie take off

A little more success in my attempts at birds in flight!

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  1. Well timed, Claire! You probably know this, but if you want to freeze birds, shutter speed matter a lot. For example, your dove shot was 1/20 of a second, this one has 1/300s and therefore is more frozen. Some people suggest shooting as fast as 1/1000s for birds in mid-air. Of course the distance between you and bird and the speed of the bird matter as well.

    Anyways, this one is truly awesome, as was your dove!
    Posted 8 years ago
    1. My problem is trying to remember to switch from aperture to shutter speed priority, things always happen so fast! Plus of course lighting is always a problem, the dove was deep in the forest. Despite the promises of good picture quality at high iso levels I still find a lot of noise at anything over 800. Maybe I am doing something wrong! I shall have to spend a day or so working on shutter speeds. Maybe one day I will be confident enough to go manual...eeek!! Posted 8 years ago
      1. I almost always shoot in aperture mode as well and have the same problem :) Posted 8 years ago

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The budgerigar is a long-tailed, seed-eating parrot usually nicknamed the budgie, or in American English, the parakeet. Budgies are the only species in the genus ''Melopsittacus''. Naturally, the species is green and yellow with black, scalloped markings on the nape, back, and wings.

Similar species: Parrots
Species identified by Claire Hamilton
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By Claire Hamilton

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Uploaded Jul 25, 2013. Captured Jul 21, 2013 12:32 in N2, South Africa.
  • Canon EOS 7D
  • f/5.6
  • 1/3158s
  • ISO500
  • 400mm