Black Skimmer Panoramas

It is a challenge to photograph flying birds for a panorama. After some practice the success rate goes up (hopefully). Basically you shoot a burst of images as you try to cover the area of birds flying you want. Also panning as you shoot, going in the direction they are flying. I found that shooting with a wide angle lens for a large group of birds flying does not give you as much detail as shooting them with a telephoto lens for a panorama. A pretty high shutter speed is also helpful. You might have a few touch-up areas or overlaps to fix once you assemble the base Panorama.

Blk_Skimmers_ v3 Brig 5 17_43G2105The panoramas below are a group of Black Skimmers on or close to the shoreline. This is a little easier because most of them are not moving, but again you might need a few touch-ups here or there.


Black Skimmers, 4 images, 400mm f/4 DO lens

Blk Skimmer 7 sht pano v1

Black Skimmer Panorama, 7 images @ 400mm & 1.4X Teleconverter

Blk Skimmers v4 pano 2sht 400mm_1_4X_brig 5_17_43G0925

Black Skimmer Panorama, Early Morning, Bad Light, 2 images @ 400mm w/ 1.4X Teleconverter

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