Still needs a life.
There is no reason why I should hold a bird photo monopoly on Ducati.MS. Post your (non Duc) bird photos here. Pack your camera with you on your next ride and start snapping away.
AI Focus isn't known for its accuracy. It should really be avoided. It's leaving critical decisions (is the target moving or not) to the camera. Like "green box" mode, forget it’s there. For BIF, AI Servo is really your best bet. AI Servo is predictive. It sets focus for where the target will be at the next shutter click, so you need to be tracking before you click. Cameras like your 7D can establish that lock lightning fast, but it is still something that you need to be aware of. The other thing to try, if you’re not already, is manually selecting a focus point. If you leave that up to the camera to decide, it may grab something with more contrast in the background. Pick a point, put it on the bird, lock focus, fire away! As I said, BIF and wildlife isn’t my thing, but I do shoot ice hockey. These methods have worked well for me to be able to lock on and track one player in a mess of activity. BTW, you have some nice shots!The main drawback I find is trying to hold focus on flying birds. The "AI Focus" autofocus feature is supposed to do this, but you can tell from some of my photos that it has not. I am not above admitting that it may be operator error.
Ummm, you do realize that a 'bird' in Italian refers to a certain part of the male anatomy? (uzèl in dialect, uccello in Italian)There is no reason why I should hold a bird photo monopoly on Ducati.MS. Post your (non Duc) bird photos here. Pack your camera with you on your next ride and start snapping away.
I expect to see lots of eagle shots from you on this thread next winter when you can't ride.The eagle was taken near the National Eagle Center in Winona, Minnesota. Great area for viewing eagles in the winter. There are literally hundreds, as they gather there because it is the only open water because of the warm water discharge from a power plant.