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What techniques should be used when attempting bird photography?

I'm pretty new, and was just playing with the D7000 kit taking pictures of birds in the area. I asked for my photo critiqued in Chat, led to some good general purpose information I think is applicable ...
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How to use AI-Servo to focus on a single point in the moving subject?

I was trying to photograph birds in flight. I have a Canon 7D Mark II and set the focusing mode to AI Servo and drive mode to continuous shooting. I have enabled back button focus on my camera. When ...
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How do I get bird-in-flight shots with a bridge camera?

Hi everyone I'm a newbie, I have a Panasonic FZ72 Bridge Camera and I love to take shots of birds in flight, the problem is the sports mode is too slow and I have no idea what manual settings to use ...
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How advanced is phase detect AF for bird photography compared to contrast detect AF?

My first and only camera is a panasonic Lumix G5 with a panasonic 45-200mm. I wanted to have a first hand experience and decide if I want to switch to aps-c dslrs, but I never had an opportunity to ...
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What things should I keep in mind while shooting birds

I have a trip scheduled this weekend where there is a lake with thousands of winter birds. I will be using Canon EOS 550D and Canon 100-400mm USM IS lens. I will also have a wide angle lens to shoot ...
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What camera & lens combination(s) are ideal for animal and bird photography?

I am interested about shooting animals (including, but not limited to, birds and in general animals that can move fast). So far, I would say I know the basic concepts of camera but I have never ...
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Nikon non-VR 70-300 lens for entry-level bird photographer?

I am an entry level photographer who'd like to start taking pictures of birds. I have a Nikon D40 and am on a budget. I noticed on the B&H site that the non-VR Nikon 70-300mm lenses are around $...
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Is digiscoping a good alternative to using a super-telephoto lens for birding?

While I was researching bird photography, I noticed some people suggest using a spotting scope in front of digital camera instead of a super-telephoto lens - this technique is called digiscoping. So ...