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Old 18th May 2018
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Re: 75-300 FOR bif ?

Originally Posted by OM USer View Post
Its a nice lens; excellent for birds on bird feeders or in the trees but I struggle with it for small garden birds on the wing as there is rarely enough light to overcome the small aperture at 300mm. Anyway in a typical back garden I can never manage to pan the camera as there is not enough time to swing the camera around before the bird is in the next tree. Where you can pre-focus, say a bird leaving or arriving at a nest then you can get good results as you can on open water when there is time to track a bird.

Some examples of my 75-300mm in these threads with bigger birds (birds of prey). As Graham says, you need the skills. I just rely on luck and there are many who can do better. I have failed dismally to get small garden birds in flight.
Birds of Prey At Warwick Castle
Sparrowhawk (this was actually shot in my back garden)
Birds of Prey at Penshurst (before I got the 40-150 F/2.8; check EXIF as some shots with the 12-40mm)

Thanks for the reply and links,the first one didn't work but i found it on a search.
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