Anyway – time’s not important. I didn’t get to shoot much last week but this is probably the one I like the most.
I’m a complete newbiew when it comes to photographing birds so I had no other choice than to put my Nikon D7000 in “auto autofocus” mode and let it do the rest – it’s really hard to select focus points etc. when birds are flying over your head at rather high speeds. These birds were flying around in circles but I was in a narrow street so whenever they came above me, I had to be ready. I was also using spot metering since shooting against the white sky would probably mess up matrix metering and underexpore the birds. I’m not complete satisfied with the exposure though (which is why I converted this to B&W) so I’ll probably need to work with the exposure compensation next time and see if I can get the birds to look better without blowing out the sky.
This photo was shot using the Sigma 70-200/2.8 APO HSM II Macro lens.
I’m guessing they’re pigeons but I can’t really say for sure.