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Passing Seagull

 

Picture made last summer in Blankenberge at the sea.

 

 

TECH-INFO: The issue was to get the flying seagull in perfect focus. Modern camera's have these days excellent focusing systems. I have set the camera on continuous focus and choose the 3D tracking program (sorry these are Nikon terms but I'm sure Canon has them too). When the seagull was still far away I focused on it by pressing the shutterbutton slightly (not fully otherwise you end up with a picture). The camera followed the bird automatically and adjusted the focus distance continuously. When the seagull got closer my camera choose the eye to focus on. Pretty amazing. I just had to press the shutterbutton when he was close enough. Post-processing and cropping is done in Lightroom.

 

I tried 3D tracking with playing kids but I had less success. The movements of children are mostly far too random. The seagull was flying in a predictable line.

 

Passing Seagull

 

Picture made last summer in Blankenberge at the sea.

 

 

TECH-INFO: The issue was to get the flying seagull in perfect focus. Modern camera's have these days excellent focusing systems. I have set the camera on continuous focus and choose the 3D tracking program (sorry these are Nikon terms but I'm sure Canon has them too). When the seagull was still far away I focused on it by pressing the shutterbutton slightly (not fully otherwise you end up with a picture). The camera followed the bird automatically and adjusted the focus distance continuously. When the seagull got closer my camera choose the eye to focus on. Pretty amazing. I just had to press the shutterbutton when he was close enough. Post-processing and cropping is done in Lightroom.

 

I tried 3D tracking with playing kids but I had less success. The movements of children are mostly far too random. The seagull was flying in a predictable line.

 

comments (2)

Can't get better than this. Really fabulous shot.
Beautifully-defined image, Paul.

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camera NIKON D800
exposure mode aperture priority
shutterspeed 1/1000s
aperture f/8.0
sensitivity ISO200
focal length 120.0mm
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