Thursday, April 22, 2010

Tree Pipits

my first session in the forest since the trivialis arrived -- at least 14 males on site today and odd females passing through and causing the usual commotion amongst the sparring males -- all these with 1DIV and 500 f4 handheld; I tend to find that using the 1.4 converter with the 500 results in far less acceptable flight shots of small birds and the AF speed is so much quicker without it which helps as these things are only in the air for a short spell at a time
I never use playback to these birds but walk around first sussing out which one is the most accommodating as some individuals are always tamer and more active than others; as usual this bird was one that had a territory bordering a second bird with a disputed boundary and hence the frequent displays

1 comment:

kirstallcreatures said...

Great shots of the Tree Pipits in flight.