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Shoot the Alpine Chough! With a Nikon AF-S 70-200mm f/2.8G ED-IF VR II

A Alpine Chough (the bird of these pictures) can fly on average 50 km per hour.


When it flies by a few meters away from your objective with wind on the tail (!), be sure to use > 1/3000 timings.


These are 3 (almost) not blurred pictures out of 20 I shot. Nevertheless, please appreciate (click on pictures to zoom) the visible black on black plumage on the flying bird. To avoid the “full black” crow body I used spot metering instead of the usual average metering.


Posted by lorenzoborghi on February 28, 2013
3 Comments Post a comment
  1. 03/1/2013

    the 3rd one is beautiful!

    • 03/1/2013

      Thanks, indeed such a “black” bird can be also beautiful. I am waiting for spring to go for bird watching .. or just to the zoo 😀

  2. 03/1/2013

    Reblogged this on 1,2,3 do.


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