Ducks in Motion

I’ve been doing some more experiments with slow-shutter panning shots. The technique isn’t to everyone’s taste but occasionally it can produce some gems. I’m not sure these can be classed as such. The aim is to show plenty of motion, whilst keeping the subject recognisable, hopefully with only one head (two-headed birds are a common feature of this sort of photography).

Today’s selection shows a couple of mallards coming in to land on the local pond.

Mallard duck (motion blur)

Mallard duck (motion blur)

Mallard duck (motion blur)

Mallard duck (motion blur)

Mallard duck (motion blur)

Mallard duck (motion blur)

Plus a bonus badger from tonight.

badger

Camera note: all ducks taken with the Canon 7D Mark II and EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM lens. I used the EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM for the badger.

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2 Comments

  1. derwandersmann April 30, 2015 at 3:41 am #

    Fun shots, Words!

    • Words May 1, 2015 at 8:38 pm #

      dW, thanks! It makes a change from getting plenty of sharp but often not very interesting shots, so a bit more of a challenge.