I would be at a total loss with so many possible combinations. With my simple mind one camera and a couple of lens combinations is about all I can handle
Capturing in flight is difficult, but you did well. I may go down to the road bridges over the creek where lots of swallows nest and practice too. Thanks Bill.
Thanks for the info. I keep shutter speed between 1/800 and 1/1000 and F6.3 and f8 and float the ISO. Some times I will under expose by a stop to keep the ISO from getting to high. The 5D!V can go about a stop higher in ISO. This was my first winter season in the Skagit using the 5D and it has been a challenge. Not a whole lot of light to work with. the 100-400 has a stop of light over the Tamron and I think it makes a big difference using the 7DII in low light BIFS. Also the 7D much better AF in low light than the 5D, in tracking birds in flight. Enjoy the rest of Summer. R.JBack deck photos from Wednesday afternoon (6-24-2020).
For RickyRed. The first seven photos were taken in .jpeg with my 7DII + 100-400L II telephoto zoom using the 65 pt. auto focus setting. They were all taken at 1/1000 @ f/5.6 using auto ISO. I have posted the ISO setting above each photo so you can virtually "shop" that camera and lens combination.
A male house finch in my next door neighbor's tree.
ISO = 400
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Resident Anna's hummer in my next door neighbor's flowers.
ISO = 800
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A dark-eyed junco is building a nest in my next door neighbor's shrubs.
ISO = 400
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ISO = 1250
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For someone that lives in what I consider to be an urban area, my list of backyard raptors is getting quite impressive:If by expanding the definition of a backyard bird to include those I can photograph from my back deck, I can add an osprey to the list.