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16 February 2005 @ 08:06 am
The Hunt  
I've seen birds pick up insects so many times and was always wondering what it takes to photograph an action sequence. The answers, as I found out, are luck and fast lens and fast camera and steady hands. Somehow, all of those fell in place last Sunday and I was able to get my first action sequence. It's not great photographs, but not too bad for a first timer! I shot 6 frames in a less than 2 seconds when this whole action happened.

The bird in the picture is a Small Minivet. All shots are at 600mm f/8!

The bird sees an insect and changes direction in flight.

Get's closer to the camouflaged insect on the tree trunk.

Insect at point blank range.

Got him! Breakfast's ready.

sriramb on February 16th, 2005 12:08 am (UTC)
great sequence. bazooka lenses rock.
Shyam Manifox2mike on February 16th, 2005 01:06 am (UTC)
Wonderful. What lens (brand/specs) did you use for this?
Yathinyathin on February 16th, 2005 01:25 am (UTC)
Nikon 300mm f/D AFS ED with TC2.0II e.
Yathinyathin on February 16th, 2005 01:26 am (UTC)
should be f/4D
Shyam Manifox2mike on February 16th, 2005 01:44 am (UTC)
Ok..ever considered working for Nat Geo? :)
Yathinyathin on February 16th, 2005 01:48 am (UTC)
Yeah, if they have an opening for a weekend photographer who can code during weekdays.
Shyam Manifox2mike on February 16th, 2005 01:50 am (UTC)
Praveenpraveenk on February 16th, 2005 02:11 am (UTC)
dude...you are getting better by the day.....why not shoot for 5 days and code for 2 days a week :D
Shreyas Srinivasansay_yes04 on February 16th, 2005 04:44 am (UTC)
Wow.. Seriously wow !!
drkishoremurthy on February 16th, 2005 09:37 am (UTC)
its already been said ... I say it again WOW!
mona_monamona_mona on February 16th, 2005 03:50 pm (UTC)

ur birdie made just made my day :-)