Bird Photography – Incredible Wings

One of the great things about photographing birds is the incredible beauty and detail of their wings. Catching a bird with it’s wings spread apart takes patience and stealth. I spent twenty minutes slowly and silently moving toward this bird with my camera ready. Once I was in position I waited another ten minutes or so until the sun passed behind a high, thin cloud and gave me the light I was hoping for. I got off about fifteen exposures before the bird got annoyed at me and flew off.

Looking Left

Looking Left
Copyright © 2008 Jeff Lynch Photography
Shot taken with a Canon 40D, EF 300mm f/4L IS USM with a 1.4X extender (monopod mounted) at 420mm, f/6.7 for 1/45th of a second at ISO 100 on SanDisk digital film. All post capture processing was done in Lightroom 2. Click on the image above for a larger version.

This image is available as a 16″ x 20″ fine art print.

Looking Right

Looking Right
Copyright © 2008 Jeff Lynch Photography
Shot taken with a Canon 40D, EF 300mm f/4L IS USM with a 1.4X extender (monopod mounted) at 420mm, f/8 for 1/30th of a second at ISO 100 on SanDisk digital film. All post capture processing was done in Lightroom 2. Click on the image above for a larger version.

This image is available as a 16″ x 20″ fine art print.

2 thoughts on “Bird Photography – Incredible Wings

  1. If you could see me now you would think I am an alien because I am looking all green! from jealousy that is. Absolutely wonderful pictures. Being a newby at bird photography and just having acquired my first 70-300 lens (Nikon) I have read almost all your posts and found them very inspiring and instructive. Loads of useful information there for someone like me. Thank you and I will be following your weblog closely in the future.

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