Tips for Bird in Flight


Armchair Traveller :(
I have a Sony HX300v with me and thanks to its awesome zoom, I am able to capture pics of many birds. Now I've got to learn more about it and wish to know tips on capturing birds in flight. I've tried a bit but don't have much success.

Yogesh Sarkar

Taking photos of bird in flight is extremely difficult, even with a DSLR and decent lens, on a point and shoot it would be harder, unless AF system is quite good.

Switch camera to either sports mode or better yet, shutter priority mode and set the shutter speed to 800 or faster, AF to continuous, burst mode and spot metering (if available). Rest you will learn with practice.

Check out the following video for additional tips