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Folks: it's not OK to take other people's photos to edit and re-post. Just like we don't correct each other's spelling and grammar, we don't take it upon ourselves to decide that someone's photo needs correction. In addition, as has been emphasized before, you need to respect copyright.

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16 hours ago, sirstarling89 said:

 

16 hours ago, sirstarling89 said:

American River Pkwy--William B Pond

6/15/23

Yellow-billed Magpie (picca nuttalli)

Sacramento, CA

Was quite the bird of the day 

https://search.macaulaylibrary.org/catalog?userId=USER1499726&taxonCode=yebmag

https://ebird.org/checklist/S141628731

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Nice new profile pic!

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45 minutes ago, Ruslan Balagansky said:

Not my best quality shot of the day, but probably the one I'm happiest about. Still learning to take flight shots with my P950, and this is the first time I've recorded Black Skimmers.

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I have the P1000 which should have the same focus menu options as your model has.  If you haven't already done so, change focus mode from the default AF-S to AF-F which will continuously focus on the subject.  I've gotten much better in-flight photos since I changed the setting.  Also, make sure you are in a burst mode.

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1 hour ago, Aidan McKay said:

Had a really good day out today and got some pictures that I really like! I'll share this one though, as I'm proud of how I was able to get close enough for a nice picture without disturbing this very patient Great Blue Heron.

 

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Nice! I love Great Blues. 

Also, welcome to whatbird @Aidan McKay

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15 hours ago, Aidan B said:

Couldn't have asked for better photos and looks at my lifer Bendire's Thrasher!!! The fact that they're flight shots only makes it better!

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10 hours ago, Connor Cochrane said:

Black-throated Sparrow in some weird habitat

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Crazy awesome shots guys!

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First time observing Black Oystercatchers yesterday. They were initially a ways away offshore on a clam-covered island shared by seals and cormorants, but then they flew up to us and hung around right at the edge of the boardwalk!

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22 hours ago, dragon49 said:

I have the P1000 which should have the same focus menu options as your model has.  If you haven't already done so, change focus mode from the default AF-S to AF-F which will continuously focus on the subject.  I've gotten much better in-flight photos since I changed the setting.  Also, make sure you are in a burst mode.

Thanks for the tip. I'll have to try that. I had turned off AF-F to have more control over AF, but I can see how it could be useful for flybys.

I think I shot this in manual mode with manual focus, using a somewhat higher f-stop so that my focus didn't need to be quite so exact. And, yep, definitely using burst 😉 The shutter speed here was only 1/200. Usually my limiting factor with motion shots is the shutter speed. A bit surprised this one was so crisp at just 1/200.

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