Wings in Motion

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Wings in Motion
 
I talked last week about making lemonade when life deals you lemons. Here is another example! I wanted to show the somewhat graceful flight of the Sandhill Cranes. There landings aren’t so graceful but the flight surely is beautiful. So many of the great opportunities to capture birds flying as art happen when the light is the poorest. Lots of practice, patience, and a little luck mixed in can result in a beautiful image. Trying to achieve a shutter speed somewhere around 1/15th to 1/30th are the best to get just enough blur but maintain enough detail.
 
Tamron SP 150-600mm Di VC USD lens on a Nikon D-7200, Aperture Priority, f8, +1 stop of exposure compensation, ISO 3200, resulting in a shutter speed of 1/15th of a second, Sirui R4214X tripod and PH20 Gimbal head, Peak Design Slide strap, Lowepro Flipside 500AW photo backpack, processed in Lightroom CC.
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